Greetings! Over the last several years I have worked in a plethora of design arenas including Industrial Design, Technical Design, Fabrication, Graphic Design, Illustration and most recently UX. I am a firm believer that skill diversity is the key to becoming a great designer. It enables you to tackle any design problem from a multitude of angles, thereby fashioning a much more innovative and comprehensive solution than would otherwise be available. My goal in life is to always be refining and growing my skillsets. Whether it be technical in nature or aesthetic, I love anything that challenges my technical brain and quirky imagination to new heights of innovation.

Work Samples

  • Visual Design

  • Graphic Design

Work History

  • Visual & Interaction Designer

    • Continuant
    • Fife, WA
    • Jul 2013 - Present (1 year 8 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
    • Industrial Design: Furniture Design, Presentation Room Design

    Programs Used: Adobe CC Suite Including: Illustrator, Photoshop; Visual Studio; Rhino

  • Freelance Artist and Designer

    • Honstain Design
    • Federal Way, WA
    • Jan 2001 - Present (14 years 2 months)

    • Industrial Design
    • 3-D Modeling
    • Illustration
    • Graphic Design
    • Sculpture
    • Interior Design
    • Animation
    • 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
    • Industrial Design: Theatrical

    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
    • Industrial Design: Signage Structure
    • 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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