Greetings and welcome to my portfolio! Over the last several years I have worked in a plethora of design arenas including Visual and Interaction Design (UX), Industrial Design (HCD), Technical Design, Fabrication, Graphic Design and Illustration. I am a firm believer that skill diversity, critical thinking and insatiable curiosity are foundational to creating good design. My goal in life is to always be building and expanding my design skills through self-education and peer critique. Whether it be technical in nature, aesthetic or both, I love any project that challenges my technical brain and quirky imagination to create innovative products and experiences. HIGHLIGHTS Three + years’ experience in UX design and information architecture Three + years’ experience in industrial design, and HCD/UX Over ten years’ experience in graphic design and illustration Expert level skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Currently studying for my HTML5/CSS Certification

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Visual Design

Work History

  • Visual & Interaction Designer

    • Continuant
    • Fife, WA
    • Jul 2013 - May 2015 (1 year 10 months)

    • Visual/Interaction Design for .NET Applications
    • Graphics / Icons / Animated Infographics
    • Contextual Inquiry, User Research and User Testing
    • Conceptualization/Ideation, rapid sketching, prototyping and high definition mockups
    • Agile/Scrum environment; UCD
    • Graphic Design / Infographics
    • Client presentation/training
    • Basic HTML and CSS

    Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro and Rhino

  • Multi-Dimensional Designer, Freelance/Contract,

    • Honstain Design
    • Federal Way, WA
    • Mar 2011 - Jul 2013 (2 years 4 months)

    • Graphic design/illustration/Logo and Icon Design
    • Sign design
    • 3-D modeling/printing and prototyping
    • 3D/2D animation / infographics
    • Logo design and company branding
    • Conceptualization/ideation including: rapid sketching, storyboarding, wire framing and mockups
    • Concept art for gaming characters and environments
    • Web development
    • Signage design and construction
    • Content editing
    • Digital photography and photo editing

    Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Rhino, Maya, Dreamweaver

  • UX/Graphic Designer & Webmaster

    • International Children's Network
    • Kent, WA
    • Apr 2009 - Mar 2011 (1 year 11 months)

    • Graphic design/illustration
    • Company branding/Marketing
    • Content editing
    • Web development/UX design
    • Digital photography and photo editing
    • Stage set design and construction

    Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Rhino, Dreamweaver

  • Technical Designer

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

    • Graphic design / illustration
    • Ideation / sketching
    • 3-D modeling / prototyping
    • Collaboration and communication between and within departments
    • Team direction and project management
    • Material procurement and documentation
    • Aviation mockup and UX design
    • Usability testing
    • Technical drawings/ build documentation

    Programs: Solidworks, Rhino, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Graphic Designer / Production Assistant

    • Nichols Design Innovative Signs / J&J Signs / Signs Now
    • Jun 1999 - Apr 2003 (3 years 10 months)

    • Graphic design / Icon Design
    • Illustration
    • Customer service
    • Material procurement
    • Pricing
    • Sign assembly and structure

    Programs: Adobe Illustrator Photoshop and Pagemaker

  • 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

  • University of Washington

    • Certificate Animation and Digital Media
    • 2012 - 2013

    • Maya • Animation • Character Design

  • 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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