Everyday, I continue to dedicate my time in producing professional, innovative, and creative solutions that is showcased throughout my work. I'm passionate about creating clean, simple, and unique designs. The designs I love. Designs that work.
Backbase / Senior User Experience Designer 6/10-present
Sole contributor for user experience strategies and implementations for Backbase, a leading agency for next generation portal solutions. Constructing intuitive online experiences for clients such as Bank of America, UBS, and Capital One. Strategizing, defining, and developing user interface design patterns while implementing a user centered design process for each individual client. Showcasing ability to work efficiently in cross-functional teams, including engineers, product managers, and client representatives. Lead visual designer for all marketing efforts by creating a modified brand solution that resonates with a global audience.
Scantron / Senior Designer 8/08-6/10
Design and implement branding strategy for Scantron, a multinational corporation. Create interface of corporate website which has over 1 million visits annually. Supervise quarter million dollar marketing campaigns for International sales. Create Scantron’s intranet by defining requirements for functionality, coordinating visual design, and understanding audiences. Construct Scantron’s Style Guide, a 50 page document outlining cohesive branding strategy used throughout all marketing materials.
AIGA Y Conference / Co-Communications chair 9/08-3/09
Developed branding, from concept to implementation, for AIGA’s nationally recognized design conference. Created series of marketing campaigns, one of which was an advertisement showcased in Communication Arts. Built flash based introductory video to launch conference. Effectively constructed layout of conference website which demonstrated focus on usability and best practices.
Cuker Interactive /contract graphic Designer 7/08-8/08
Contributed to development of DC Shoes website through front end user interface design and back end functionality. Design and constructed flash banners for both Quicksilver and Plan B Skateboarding.
Associated Students / graphic Designer 8/07-6/08
Designed various forms of marketing collateral for San Diego State University. Worked with a variety of departments to understand their needs in creating competitive advertising campaigns. Responsibilities included designing T-shirts, brochures, banners, posters, newspaper advertisements and web graphics.
Mindgruve /graphic design intern 2/08-5/08
Assisted in design ranging from branding exploration to web production by working closely with the design and development teams. Conducted competitor research to present to clients. Utilized research to create logos, brochures, stationary and other marketing materials.
San Diego State University / bachelor of fine arts 2004-2008
* Graduated with honors / School of Art, Design and Art History
* Dean’s List honor student / School of Art, Design and Art History
* Programming / HTML, CSS, Flash
* Applications / Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint, Excel, Basecamp
Awards and Affiliations
* Top Site of the Day / Dailyslurp.com
* Most Inspirational of the Month / Mostinspired.com
* Top Logos of the Month / Logopond.com
* AIGA / Member of AIGA San Diego
* AIGA Y14 Conference / Co-Communications Chair
* American Marketing Association / Volunteer Designer