Welcome to my world! As you can see, I've worked in several areas of design including Industrial Design, Illustration and UX, to name a few. I am a firm believer that skill diversity is the key to becoming a great designer; that being said, I don't know if I'm great yet, but I'm working on it. My goal in life is to always be learning and stretching my skillsets; whether it be technical in nature or aesthetic, I love anything that challenges my brain and my imagination to go beyond what I already know.

Work Samples

  • Illustration

  • Graphic Design

  • Sketching

Work History

  • Visual & Interaction Designer

    • Continuant
    • Fife, WA
    • Jul 2013 - Present (1 year 7 months)

    • Interaction Design for .NET Applications
    • Contextual Inquiry and User Research
    • Mockups, simple prototyping and user testing
    • Developing and prioritizing requirements with clients and stakeholders
    • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment
    • Close collaboration with Development Team
    • Presenting UX Ideation to clients

    Programs Used: Adobe CC Suite Including: Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro and Visio

  • Freelance Artist and Designer

    • Honstain Design
    • Federal Way, WA
    • Jan 2001 - Present (14 years 1 month)

    • Animation
    • 3-D Modeling
    • Illustration
    • Graphic Design
    • Sculpture
    • Interior Design
    • Theatrical Prop Design
    • Digital Photography

    Programs Used: Maya, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Rhino, 3DS Max and Microsoft Office

  • Student Animation for Digital Media

    • University of Washington
    • Seattle, WA
    • Sep 2012 - Jun 2013 (9 months)

    • Character Design
    • Environment Design
    • 3-D Animation
    • Maya / Mudbox
    • Storyboarding

    Programs Used: Maya, Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Graphic Designer / Webmaster

    • International Children's Network
    • Kent, WA
    • Sep 2009 - Jun 2011 (1 year 9 months)

    • Graphic Design
    • Print Media
    • Social Media
    • Digital Photography & Editing
    • Web Design
    • Pre-Press operations

    Programs Used: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Acrobat and Microsoft Office

  • Technical Designer

    • Teague
    • Everett, WA
    • Jul 2006 - Apr 2009 (2 years 9 months)

    • Structural and Component Design
    • Prototyping
    • Technical Drawings
    • Team Direction
    • Graphic Design and Illustration
    • Product Data Management (PDM) and Creation

    Programs Used: Solidworks, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Microsoft Office

  • Graphic Designer / Production Assistant

    • Nichols Design Innovative Signs / J&J Signs / Signs Now
    • Jun 2002 - Apr 2004 (1 year 10 months)

    • Graphic Design: Logo and company branding
    • Signage: Format and Layout
    • Digital Photography and Editing
    • Customer Service

    Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Sign Lab, Omega Composer, CorelDraw and Microsoft Office

  • Publications Assistant / Custom Painter

    • Express Station Model Trains - Kent, WA
    • Tukwila, WA
    • Jul 1994 - Apr 2002 (7 years 9 months)

    • Illustration and Page Format
    • Digital Photography and Editing
    • Custom Paint / Decaling, Scale Models
    • Customer Service

    Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Acrobat and Microsoft Office
    Other Skills: Airbrushing, Decaling

  • Painter / Color Mixing Specialist

    • Etching Industries International
    • Sydney, Australia
    • May 2000 - Dec 2000 (7 months)

    • Custom Painter
    • Color Mixing
    • Assembly Line Production
    • Colleague Training

Education

  • University of Washington

    • Certificate Animation and Digital Media
    • 2012 - 2013

    • 3-D Animation • 3-D Modeling • Sketching • Storyboarding • Maya • Mudbox

  • GRCC

    • Cerificate Web Page Design
    • 2010 - 2010

    • HTML • Web Design

  • Western Washington University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2007

    • Ideation / Conceptualization • Sketching • Prototyping • Engineering • Woodworking • Machining • Human Centered Design • Sustainable Design • Color Theory • Materials and various Manufacturing Processes

  • Green River Community College

    • Associate of Arts (AA) Design and Visual Communications, General
    • 1998 - 2004

    • Photography • Graphic Design • Drawing • Illustration • Sculpture/Pottery • Woodworking

  • School of Creative Arts

    • Certificate Fine Art
    • 2000 - 2001

    • Illustration • Mixed Media • Acrylic/Oil/Watercolor Painting • Sketching • Still Life

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Simplexity Award: For showing remarkable skill in reducing a complex UI issue into a simple and elegant UX solution. - July 2014

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