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Quick Introduction

Creative can-do thinker with 10+ years of experience successfully leading and executing mobile, interactive and print programs. Specific areas of expertise include: UX/UI design, creative leadership, motion graphics design, video production, media campaigns, large vinyl display installation and branding.. Over the past 6 years I have had the honor of working in both small and large, agile work environments as part of some pretty awesome start-up companies, where I had the ability to roll up my sleeves and wear multiple hats. Not afraid of doing what I have to do to get the job done.


SENIOR MOBILE APPS UX/UI DESIGNER
j2 GLOBAL (JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT)

I have been charged with the design of j2 Cloud Connect's globally recognized mobile application suite user interface and user experience. eFax, eVoice, LiveVault, SugarSync and many more...  

About j2Global / j2CloudConnect:
With over 1,000 employees globally, j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) provides Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents. The Digital Media Division consists of Ziff Davis Inc., which offers technology, gaming and lifestyle content through its digital properties which include PCMag.com, IGN.com, AskMen.com, Toolbox.com and others

WINNER OF 2016 SILVER W3 AWARD eVOICE MOBILE FEATURES BEST USER EXPERIENCE

WINNER OF 2016 SILVER
W3
 AWARD
eVOICE MOBILE FEATURES BEST USER EXPERIENCE

WINNER OF 2016 SILVER W3 AWARD eVOICE BEST APP FOR BUSINESS

WINNER OF 2016 SILVER
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. 

  • I work closely with executive, product/ux and development team members on our product pipeline. 
  • I developed the CLX product branding and UI guidelines
  • I directed the production of the company's first explainer video utilizing outside resources
  • I directed, produced, edited and animated the company's second video
  • Responsible for the rebranding of Talus Labs into Colony Logic. My duties included logo design, mood book creation, new website design and collateral pieces.
(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.

Most invaluable conquests:

  • 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

 

References and recommendations available upon request.


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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
  • 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