web designer, developer

As a seasoned multidisciplinary designer, developer and owner of Manna Studio, I design and build products for web, print and media. Though I still do other design work, my main focus is the web, where the bulk of my work has been for years.

My experience covers a range of skills, from acquiring, developing and educating the client, to planning, design and development, and through to final delivery, training and ongoing maintenance. This allows me to function in roles from high-level strategy and planning to execution and development. I perform well in various areas, but I am most passionate about visual UI and identity design, maintaining consistency throughout the hand’s-on design and development process.
[ My roles are clarified in more detail on what I do. ]


expertise

  • Web design, development, UI/UX
  • Identity design/development
  • Print design
  • Interactive design, animation
  • Project/team management
  • Creative direction

technical skills

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

experience

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

Plan, design, develop, deploy and maintain web and interactive products. Design promotional advertising, packaging, collateral, signage, vehicle art and event print materials. Create and manage teams for specialized projects: cost estimation, contracts, budget, team/client interaction. Other creative projects: logo design, photography, advanced photo manipulation.

Select Clients:

  • Boldenow & Associates
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Minneapolis Downtown Council
  • Shania Twain
  • Threshold Entertainment (Mortal Kombat)
  • Uptown Association

Flash Instructor, 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