Quick Introduction

10+ years of experience successfully leading and executing mobile, web/interactive, video and print programs. Specific areas of expertise include: user experience and user interface design, creative leadership, motion graphics design, video production, media campaigns, large vinyl display installation and branding. I have had the honor of working in both small tech start-ups and large corporations, where I had the ability to build products from the ground up, develop award-winning teams while wearing multiple hats.


SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
j2 GLOBAL (JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT)

  • Responsible for quality control over design concepts and projects
  • Lead UX and UI design for mobile applications eFax, eVoice, SugarSync and more
  • Established best practices while introducing newest design trends
  • Delivered wireframes, user flows and high quality UI mockups to product leaders
  • Guided concepts through all stages of design, prototyping and development
  • Exported “cut up” UI assets for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac applications
  • Won multiple design awards in conjuction to a 500% growth in mobile signups
WINNER W3 AWARD eVOICE MOBILE FEATURES BEST USER EXPERIENCE

WINNER
W3 AWARD
eVOICE MOBILE FEATURES BEST USER EXPERIENCE

WINNER W3 AWARD eVOICE BEST APP FOR BUSINESS

WINNER
W3
 AWARD
eVOICE BEST APP FOR BUSINESS


Creative director
Colony logic (April 2013 - DECEMBER 2015)

I was charged with determining the best ways to visually represent the company’s identity online. I was also the lead designer for the mobile and desktop platform for both visual and UX design. It's very much a people-oriented job, involving development of high-level concepts for design and product development projects. I was responsible for creating a "complete creative vision” for our brand across our website, platform, video production, sales materials, etc.  I was required to develop visual designs, and at other times, responsible for recruiting and managing third party designers & internal design resources. 

  • Worked closely with executive, product/ux and development team members on our product pipeline which lead to a successful rollout of multiple products in a product family 
  • Developed the CLX product branding and UI guidelines
  • Delivered wireframes, prototypes and high fidelity compositions for the CLX product
  • Lead UX/UI exploration, collaborative discussions and presentations
  • Directed the production of the company's first explainer video utilizing outside resources
  • Established the Colony Logic brand after a successful rebrand from Talus Labs
  • Built a design and marketing plan from FY15
(2X) WINNER OF 2015 PLATINUM HERMES CREATIVE AWARD COLONY LOGIC BRANDING CAMPAIGN AND CLX CRM PLATFORM UX AND VX DESIGN

(2X) WINNER OF 2015 PLATINUM HERMES CREATIVE AWARD
COLONY LOGIC BRANDING CAMPAIGN AND CLX CRM PLATFORM UX AND VX DESIGN

(2X) WINNER OF 2015 GOLD HERMES CREATIVE AWARD COLONY LOGIC VIDEO CAMPAIGN AND CORPORATE WEBSITE

(2X) WINNER OF 2015 GOLD HERMES
CREATIVE AWARD

COLONY LOGIC VIDEO CAMPAIGN AND CORPORATE WEBSITE


senior UX & VISUAL designer
gumiyo MOBILE (october 2010 - april 2013)

Gumiyo mobile was absorbed in April of 2013 by COLONY LOGIC, where I continued to act as a visual experience design lead. Prior to the acquisition, I provided creative direction for website and mobile application design. Other duties included actual HTML/CSS build outs of websites optimized for desktop, tablet and mobile phones. I also assisted on integration of social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

I reported directly to CEO and COO to develop industry leading products utilizing responsive and parallax design for all devices, all platforms. As the Senior Creative, I managed Gumiyo's budding creative team, handling work delegation and creative/ux/ui direction.

Launched these really cool projects:

  • Toyota Owner's iOS Application
  • REMAX / LATIMES Lender Portal Sites
  • New York Daily News Auto sites/portal
  • ALM / New York Law Journal responsive website and application design
  • Shell / Excentus mobile website and application design
  • 28 mobile properties for the Tribune Company [m.latimes.com, m.chicagotribune.com, ktla, etc.]
  • LA Times & Chicago Tribune iPad applications
  • All BuzzMedia mobile properties [m.celebuzz.com, etc]
  • Celebuzz Mobile App
  • Kim Kardashian iPad application concept design
  • Redesign of LikeMyInventory.com, a Facebook automotive product
  • Design/UX/UI direction for MySiteAnywhere.com, a website builder for anyone- anywhere
  • Design/UX/UI for Microsoft Real Estate Windows 8 Application for tablets and desktop

PRODUCTION & DESIGN
ONE EIGHTEEN ADVERTISING (Freelance)

While transitioning from a Orange County/San Diego to Los Angeles move, I worked for an ad agency based in Santa Monica California performing the duties of a graphic designer, which included but were not limited to: design support for art director, logo creation, website UX design, HTML and CSS coding, storyboard and planning for TV spot/Radio advertising


PRODUCTION & DESIGN
IKEA WEST, USA (JANUARY 2009 - JUNE 2010)

Oversaw product communication in-store and online which resulted in increased sales. My design responsibilities covered: digital signage, IKEA website, billboard advertisement, direct marketing brochures, large scale vinyl wall signage and photography art direction. Lead design direction for regional promotions.


PRODUCTION & DESIGN
IDEA HALL (JUNE 2007 - OCTOBER 2008)

Learned the basics of art direction and design in an agency environment. Developed as a web developer through hands-on HTML and CSS development. Demonstrated successful print design through creation of print and large scale design under budget and on schedule.

  • Winner of a 2008 PROTOS AWARD for the Chapman University Green Both Ways Interactive DVD and Brochure campaigns.
  • Winner of a 2007 PROTOS AWARD for the CASA brochure campaign.
  • Winner of a Platinum and Gold HERMES DESIGN AWARD for the Chapman University Interactive DVD.
  • Winner of a MARCOM AWARD for the Chapman University Interactive DVD.

Design internship - young & rubicam group, irvine, CA

PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP - WUNDERMAN BRANDS, IRVINE, CA

DESIGN & PR INTERNSHIP - RAK'N'ROLL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, AGORA HILLS, CA


CHAPMAN UNIVERSITYBFA
Film Production, Cinematography & Graphic Design

ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS - DIPLOMA
FILM & GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSERVATORY

 

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COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • HTML, CSS Handcoding
  • Invision Prototyping
  • Sketch
  • Omnigraffle
  • Axure Prototyping
  • JustInMind Prototyping
  • Vinyl Production
  • Microsoft Office
  • Apple iLife

CONFERENCES

  • UX Week SF 2016
  • UX Week SF 2015
  • Adobe MAX 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Apple Certified Pro X
  • Adaptive Path UX Strategy

CAPABILITIES

  • Creative Leadership
  • UX User Experience Design
  • UI Visual Experience Design
  • User Flows & Personas
  • User Journey & Stories
  • Rapid Wireframing
  • Rapid Composition
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Mechanical Production
  • HTML5 Handcoding
  • CSS3 Handcoding
  • Working Knowledge of JS
  • Responsive Design
  • Knowledge of Jquery
  • Branding & Logo Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Product Design
  • Package Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Video Production
  • Video Post Production
  • Agile Work Environment
  • Teamplayer
  • Self Motivator
  • Recruiting
  • Resource Management