Manager, User Experience Design :: Bose Corporation
budgeting billing and Guiding a team of interaction * Led the development and implementation of a portfolio-wide user experience design Cartoonist, Editor, & Publisher :: BorderWalker.com language.
designers graphic designers user researchers technical of comics anthology design-hardware, embedded UIs, and apps. Creator, editor, publisher, and cartoonist for an online all product visual UI site featuring eleven serialized comic features * Comics included two works of my delivering the largest single year product portfolio and ten columns, plus a news blog.Management of designers and writers own: the fantasy adventure Legacy Dawning and writers and document launched by Bose, including the ecosystem of SoundTouch Wi-Fi music with other the interactive language-teaching comic Electric Spirit. Also featured were contests and promotions products. comics, production specialists to craft * Currently leading a dedicated out-of-box experience team to develop strategic vision and pop culture sites, and PR ﬁrms representing McFarlane Toys and Universal Home Video. the highest quality product commercialize market-leading OoBE concepts across the consumer product portfolio. ESL Instructor & Japanese-to-English Translator ::UX relationsIntelligencein China and Malaysia. Hire and - Oct. 2005 and out-of-box experiences. * Chief point-of-contact for Language with oﬃces Jul. 1999 manage members in international Also worked with partner to quickly turn around design teamlesson and course plans.oﬃces. Identiﬁed student language goals. Developed Japanese-to-English translation Cartoonist :: OdoriPark.com of employee surveys and technical documentation.
and software) through adoption of multi-function team and guided sub-teams (marketing process so that each could reach goals independent of specialized support. application andArts. * Major in English (Creative Writing), Minor in Visual * National Leadership Honor Society. * Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a Created interaction and visual UI designs, icons, prototypes, and graphical assets for the Kodak Menagerie, an annual arts and literature Picture Kiosk, * Co-founder and three-year editor ofDigital Cinema theater system, the Kodak anthology. medical imaging applications, and medicalElm. * Staﬀ cartoonist for the Washington College imaging equipment.
Senior Graphic and artist
Jul. the comic strip Odori Park, a * Wrote, illustrated, and collaborated on strips and stories for Brock Heasley's The SuperFogeys, Designed and developed Web sites, multimedia, and marketing materials. Primary client liaison for project visual and semi-autobiographical published by Th3rd World, Woody After Hours from Ben Carter and Paul Westover, and others. user interface design eﬀorts. Developed project management design requirement documentation. * Appeared at comic arts festivals, conventions, and book signings to promote Odori Park. romantic-family-geek comedy, as a Second LanguageCreated promotional materials and leveraged traditional, Web, and social media venues. 1999 Englishcurrently published at Instructor :: ACS Institute, Japan May 1998 - May * Designed and built the site at OdoriPark.com, teaching myself PHP and WordPress to deliver content through a heavily customized solo and co-teaching classrooms Designed and taught English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum inversion of the ComicPress theme. to preschool, OdoriPark.com and reserialized on the Comikka school, and college students, as well as casual and professional adult learners. Also elementary, middle school, high * Managed all business operations, including project management, vendor engagement, created instructional comics and headed institute Web projects. mobile service. inventory, accounting, and business and marketing planning. * Instructor of workshops and LLC Graphic Designer :: Netstar System & Design Innovations, classes for children in drawing cartoons and making comics. 1998
* Currently developing new comics and graphic novel projects for children. Designed and coded Web sites, developed marketing materials, and met with clients to assess needs and plan strategies.
User Interface Design :: Eastman Kodak Company
:: Projects, Publications, and design direction for a team of interaction designers, Led a multi-disciplinary user * Coordinated assignments, resources, and Patents :: experience team through the graphic designers, and human factors specialists across an annual portfolio of roughly twenty The Odori Park Omnibus, self-published, 2014. multiple product lines, and aﬃliated software applications. products, development of still- and Camera for displaying digital images, patent number 8432472, issueda2013. process for iterative design and testing on touchscreen * Initiated and led integration of new video- capture device and Variable rate browsing of an image collection, patent number 8274592, issued 2012. products, garnering signiﬁcant measurable improvements in user satisfaction. Comic Creators for software UIs. * Tracked and maintained reduced budgets while guiding team through continued Freedom, collaborative illustrations for charity, 2011, 2012, 2013. Odori Park: East Marries West, self-published, 2011. of the new UI language, improvements in touchscreen product experiences, implementation Searching digital image collections using face recognition, patent application number 20110243397, ﬁled 2010. and multiple user testing activities. * Engaged with local and at SuperFogeys.com, 2010. "SuperFogeys Origins: Operation C.O.W.", artist for short story international branches and vendors, building relationships that Instances 2, Gallery Show at Pulp Nouveau Comix, 2010. empowered UX team members to deliver their best work. ComixTalk cover illustration, September 2009.
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts
Instances Gallery Show Designer :: Eastman Kodak Company
Designed experiences, design languages * Led design, reﬁnement, and integration of two new UIOmnibus, 2014. across the entire Surreality, Inc., developed in 2008, published at OdoriPark.com, 2010, and in The Odori Park interfaces, the 24-Hour Comic, portfolio of Kodak digital cameras. "Odori Park, "layouts, icons, and published in 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2004, About Comics, 2004. The Webcomic Examiner acrosscomic: other attributes cover a Collaborated directly with Design Strategy, Product Marketing, and external design and * "24 Hours with Joe, " September 2004. development vendors in the US, Japan, and Taiwan to deliver game-changing The BorderWalkerconsumer and writer and illustrator of short story within anthology comic, self-published, 2004.user experiences variety of Anthology 2004, The Webcomic Tribute products. within constrained technical environments. Led or guided interaction design for nearly all
* Produced and published two book collections of comics and bonus content.