Resume

web designer, ui designer, developer

As a seasoned multidisciplinary designer and owner of my own studio for over a decade, I’ve created products for web, print and media for hundreds of clients, both large corporations and small businesses. My main focus is digital/web with a user-centered design approach. I craft messages and deliver interactive experiences that are aesthetically appealing and meet both users’ needs and business goals.

My expertise in design covers a range of skills – developing client relationships, discovery, planning, message/content, design, development, teaching/training and more.

While I perform well in various areas, I am most passionate about visual UI and identity design, maintaining consistency throughout the heuristic development processes.

 

expertise

  • UI Design, UI Engineering, Web Development
  • Identity Design, Brand Cohesion
  • Advertising, Promotional Print Design
  • Interactive Design, Animation
  • Project Management, Creative Direction
  • Consulting, Teaching/Training

technical skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • HTML & CSS
  • WordPress/PHP
  • Flash/Animation
  • Photography

experience

Owner, Director, Resident Artist – e313 Creative | 2015 to present
Established a co-op of various artists who grow collectively and explore individual passions and talents. 

Owner, Designer, Developer, Project Manager – Manna Studio | 1999 to 2015
Primary Focus: Web Design/Development, UI Design, UX, IxD, Brand/Identity Design

Web/Interactive: project planning, content, design, development, deployment, training, etc.
Print Design: promotional/marketing materials, advertising/print media, packaging, tradeshows, etc.
Project Management: team creation, budget, creative direction, and team/client interaction.
Other Creative: logo design, WordPress themes, motion graphics, product photography.

Instructor, Curriculum Specialist, Electric Easel, Miami Ad School | 2002-2003
Taught Macromedia Flash I classes. Created course materials and work examples.

Freelance Designer | 1997-1999
Provided identity, print and web design to individuals and small businesses.

strengths

For those that appreciate the value in research-based assessments, here are the results from my Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment report. My top 5 strengths are Strategic, Intellection, LearnerDeveloper, and Connectedness. How these apply specifically to me is posted here. It gets close and personal, and that’s why I think it’s useful here.

education

Bethel College, University of Minnesota – B.A. Psychology
Hennepin Technical College, Minneapolis – Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator, Flash