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.
- UI Design, UI Engineering, Web Development
- Identity Design, Brand Cohesion
- Advertising, Promotional Print Design
- Interactive Design, Animation
- Project Management, Creative Direction
- Consulting, Teaching/Training
- HTML & CSS
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.
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, Learner, Developer, 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.
Bethel College, University of Minnesota – B.A. Psychology
Hennepin Technical College, Minneapolis – Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator, Flash