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Design // Web // Illustration // Jokes
I do more with a mouse than Walt Disney, and have more fun than a Warner Bros. cartoon.
WEB / UX DESIGNER
With more than 13 years in agency and freelance design, I have mastered the art of turning conversations with clients into whimsical, strong, award-winning graphics campaigns. By getting to the heart of a company's needs and brand identity, I deliver top-tier websites, print products, illustrations, and video that exceeds what the client ever could have imagined, yet so true to their brand that they think I plucked the idea from their head.
Art Director / Creative Lead :: My Dad's Great
Sept 1999 - Present
Award-winning Web and graphic design, mobile app design, illustration, film, and video for clients including the University of Oregon, Oregon Bach Festival, Living in Style Magazine, and Cellar Thief.
Aug 2013 - Present
While others focus solely on creative, Carbon8 understands that it is the deeply talented programming team that frees creativity. Together, Carbon8 imagines it, builds it and tracks it.
Interactive Designer :: mStoner
June 2012 – January 2013
Focused on designing responsive web designs for education institutions including American University of Paris, Georgia Tech, University of Miami Florida, Whittier College, Spring Arbor, and more.
Lead Designer :: EMN8
November 2011 - March 2012
Worked with EMN8 staff to create all Burger King Delivers web communications based on Burger King's brand standards. Created Taco Bell and KFC designs for ordering kiosks based on wireframes and brand standards.
Lead Designer :: Ikonic Tonic
September 2011 - November 2011
Assisted Ikonic Tonic develop their brand identity through web re-design, mobile site design, collateral [one sheets, etc], client work, video concepts, video direction and editing, mobile app design, and more.
Designer :: Skybox Creative
October 2010 - September 2011
Worked one on one with clients on brand development, research & planning, custom web design, print design, and illustration. Executed promotional, "viral" videos from conception to production for Skybox.
Lead Designer & Owner :: Starzan Tees
April 2009 - October 2010
Yes, we started a t-shirt company. And I was the responsible for the look, the feel, and the experience - from creating over 45 graphic tee designs, the web storefront, and viral videos, to the business cards, coozies, t-tags, and receipts. If you saw it, I made it.
Graphic Designer :: Digital Telepathy
April 2007 - April 2009
Award winning UI design for clients, devised marketing initiative for Whirlpool and designed campaign assets. Acted as outside-the-box thinker for problem solving and proprietary product development.
Otis College of the Arts - Los Angeles, CA
BFA program in Film - Minor in Illustration
SKILLS & TOOLS
ui design, ux design, web design, responsive design, graphic design, package design, logo design, branding, brand elevation, illustration, photoshop painting, video production, video concepts, video filming, video editing, outside-the-box problem solving, follow through, client negotiations, trend setting, making coffee with no residual grounds.
Otis College of Art and Design
- BFA Film Film/Illustration
- 1995 - 1996