Visual • Interaction • Motion Graphics
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts
Emphasis - Graphic Design
Blue Shield of California
Full Measure Education
Jack In The Box
California Pizza Kitchen
The Counter Burger
User Experience Lead
Seamgen • September 2014 – Current
Coming into this position I was taking over a client from a previous designer. My Objective was to have a smooth transition while I became familiar with the product and client. Leading the client through a version 2 design refresh, much of my time was spent wire framing and mapping new interactions and stories while trying to discover existing pain points from the version 1 release.
My tasks have been to conduct and lead client meetings. Conduct user research to create user stories that inform flows and wireframes. Prototype various interactions for user testing and create the final visual style for the mobile and web product.
Other tasks include: creating interaction prototypes across web, tablet and mobile platforms while providing support on UX and visual design to team members and mentoring junior designers.
Interaction Designer II
American Specialty Health • November 2012 – September 2014
As a senior designer it was my responsibility to assist in the redesigns concerning many of the companies various websites. The goals were to update all existing corporate sites to be responsive and follow current best practices. I was also to provide guidance and leadership to mid, junior and intern level designers.
While here I developed style guides, asset management systems, icon-fonts and guidelines to smooth out the process between design and development. I worked closely with our in house development team to ensure projects were being made that closely followed our designs, specs and guided business holders through our process.
Other tasks included: task flows, presenting to business holders, user research, site maps, editing video, sound recording and production, animating educational videos, and creating animated DVD menus.
EMN8 • June 2009 – November 2012
EMN8 created self service ordering solutions ranging from kiosks to web apps to mobile ordering for some of the top quick service and fast casual dining restaurants.
it was my responsibility to create flows and wireframes for complex ordering solutions to increase per ticket sales and find areas for upsets. It was a simultaneous goal to move the user through the flows in the least amount of steps possible. It was key to develop a simple user experience for complex ordering solutions. I also created animations and motion graphics for the kiosks during their standby state.
As a small design team it was necessary to work closely with Engineering and QA to ensure our client was getting the best possible product. It also meant we had to cover many different roles from UX to UI to motion graphics in order to help ease the process for the rest of the team.
Lead Graphic Designer
Gateway Marketing Concepts • May 2009 – May 2010
Brought in to take over the graphics department and manage our website, I streamlined our workflow and online ordering process and developed new brand strategies to drive new business.
Tasks included: managing client expectations, creating logos and collateral, developing signage, managing asset database, simplifying the order process and managing production level employees.
Harder's Printshop • May 2007 – April 2009
I designed logos, letterheads, flyers, banners and vinyl signage. I introduced a template system and asset library to speed up our production process.
Graphic Design Intern
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino • January 2006 – June 2006
My job was production based and focused on easing the workload of other designers. I gathered assets, managed test prints, created mailers and of course got the morning coffee started.