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  • 20 years of experience as an Information Architect/Interaction Designer and Visual Designer
  • A facility for conceiving experiences in new ways
  • Some mobile design experience for iPhone, BlackBerry and mobile web
  • A thorough understanding of visual hierarchy for usability
  • An absolute comfort creating and proposing a design strategy to meet business requirements
  • Extensive collaborative experience with researchers to evaluate testing requirements, create user testing flows and create testing prototypes
  • A knack at collaboration with Engineering, Design, Writing and Business Teams
  • A passionate drive to keep work fun
Freelance, 2013 to Present
  • Worked on interaction design and visual design projects.

Simple Simple Books, 2013
  • Wrote book for Kindle aimed at beginner Photoshop users who find other books assume too much about their skills.

Replicon, 2012
Senior UX Designer
  • Designed the visuals and complex functionality for time tracking and reporting software
  • Explored infographics solutions
  • Conceived of new interactivity to vastly improve the usability of legacy software
  • Created medium-fidelity prototypes using CSS animations

SAP Labs, 2010 to 2011
Senior Concept Interaction Designer
  • Designed for the iPad
  • Designed for the iPhone
  • Designed desktop and stand-alone applications
  • Designed applications for executives, consumers, and industry specialists
  • Created detailed wireframes
  • Worked with concept leads to identify use cases and relevant research available
  • Provided leadership to outside agencies, guiding them toward ideal solutions

Rearden Commerce, 2008 to 2010
Senior Interaction Designer
  • Reimagined key flows and pages of flagship travel commerce product
  • Designed experiences for iPhone, BlackBerry and mobile web products
  • Designed new methods of buying travel, adding new and complex functionality
  • Created test plans for user testing
  • Tackled internationalization issues
  • A habit of crafting first-rate wireframes, functional specifications and interaction flows
  • A proficiency at creating excellent logic flowcharts and use cases
  • An ability to perform proficient heuristic evaluation, comparative analysis, content audit and content inventory
  • Added functionality to administrative tool, keeping in harmony with existing experience, Brisbane, CA, 2001 to 2008
Information Architect, 2006 - 2008
  • Solved critical navigation issues during 2006 site redesign
  • Redefined CMS module setup process to optimize for ease of use and efficiency
  • Defined experiences for development projects, creating use cases, logic flows and detailed wireframes to meet business objectives
  • Collaborated with business partners, engineers, UI writers, UI designers and marketing designers
  • Presented proposals to executives
  • A habit of crafting first-rate functional wireframes and interaction flows
  • Specified modules which conform to ADA compliance guidelines
  • An ability to perform proficient heuristic evaluation, comparative analysis, content audit and content inventory
  • A proficiency at creating excellent logic flowcharts and use cases
  • Comfortable and successful public speaking skills

Designer up to Art Director, 2001 - 2006
  • Redesigned product page
  • Defined new UI design standards for Checkout
  • Proposed new file management standards for online assets
  • Designed and oversaw design on development projects
  • Insured seemless rollout of marketing campaigns across the site, San Francisco, CA, 1999 to 2001
Senior Graphic Designer
  • Redesigned look and feel of site as part of brainstorming team
  • Solved user experience problems in search process
  • Designed navigation systems
  • Created UI schematics
  • Art directed production artists Networks, San Mateo, CA, 1998 to 1999
Graphic Designer
  • Designed visual presentation of navigation
  • Designed iconography system
  • Designed featured imagery across site
  • Managed and art directed Production Artist

Barbary Coast Interactive, San Francisco, CA, 1997 to 1998
Graphic Designer
  • Designed user interfaces for CD-ROM project
  • Produced mockup screens
  • Designed look, feel and interface for prototype educational website

Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
B.F.A., With Distinction, Computer Art, 1997

UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
General education studies

Proficient Use: HTML, Illustrator, Lightroom, Omnigraffle, Photoshop, Visio
Moderate Use: Acrobat, CSS, Dreamweaver, Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Some Use: After Effects
Things I used to be pretty darn good at, but haven't touched in years: Electric Image, Form*Z, JavaScript

  • Publication in The Illustrator 7 Wow! Book (1997)
  • Publication in Illustrator Complete (1997)
  • Featured artist in the Adobe Gallery (July 1997)
  • Designed and animated NBC peacock sweeper which showed primetime throughout 1997