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Senior Visual Designer
San Francisco, CA
Art is the soul of life and design is functional art. I thrive in bringing functional art to my world both professionally and personally. With big and small clients and teams of all sizes. I communicate visually, listen before I talk and love working collaboratively with others.
Wize Website Redesign
Ethereal Yatch Control Center
Senior Visual Designer, 2007 - 2008
Provided visual direction and vision for Professional Services web and software applicationas. Worked closely with Interaction Designers, Product Managers and Development Team to successfully deliver designs and applications to Microsoft, AOL, MindJet, Podshow and Bill Joy’s (Sun Microsystems) custom yacht.
EBAY INCORPORATED: E-COMMERCE
Senior Creative Designer, 2005 - 2007
Interaction Design for “Buying” group projects. Created iterative designs via wire frames and prototypes for usability testing. Collaboration with PMs to develop use cases and requirements definition to improve the overall customer experience and retention rates. Coordinated Usability Engineers and Visual Designers to evaluate and improve the front-end experience. Help train Shanghai design team in eBay best practices.
NOA NOA DESIGNS
Founder, 2002 - Current
Founded Noa Noa Design Group with the goal of applying my design skills to diverse clients and projects. Work includes brand and packaging development, web-site design, content-rich Web sites, and interactive multimedia.
BRIENCE, INC.: AN ENTERPRISE WIRELESS SERVER SOFTWARE COMPANY
Senior Designer, 2000 - 2002
Design lead for Professional Services Group servicing Fortune 500 clients. Developed all corporate branding: web, print, conference material, packaging. Clients included Applied Materials, France Telecom, Washington Mutual, Playboy, Sun, & Boeing.
VIANT INC.: A GLOBAL E-BUSINESS CONSULTING FIRM
User Interface and Visual Designer, 1998 - 2000
Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to conduct user observations and gather requirements, build prototypes, and visual design directions. Projects Included: - Company intranet for several worldwide offices - LVMH Online Travel Portal (luxury goods retailer). - Neoforma Medical. Created online brand and navigational system.
TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK/ POGO: AN ONLINE GAMING COMMUNITY
User Interface Designer, 1996 - 1998
Designed and directed primary interface for Java based gaming and entertainment systems, used by 50,000+ users and employed in several search engines on Excite.com. Oversaw the user experience of the application in a multidisciplinary team.
CATAPULT ENTERTAINMENT: AN ONLINE GAMING COMMUNITY
Designer, 1995 - 1996
Designed visual interface components and behaviors for SEGA and Nintendo gaming systems.
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. BS and MS in Communication Design, 1995.
Argentine Tango, Yoga, Taichi and Artisanal Tea, Restaurateur - Samovar Tea Lounge, www.samovartea.com.
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology