I have over 15 years of experience designing user experiences and lovely visuals for the web – with the last few years focusing on tablet and handset, and more recently Apple Watch. After all this time, it's still fun to work with others, think through a design challenge and come up with the simplest, cleanest visual solution. How satisfying! Having worked with start-ups and large corporations alike, I know what it's like to crank out production stuff too. However, I know that in the ever-changing world of interactive design... I'll always have something new to learn.
Current : Freelance designer
Specializing in: Visual interface design and rebranding for web sites, mobile apps and devices. Agile workflow collaboration. Style guide, toolkit and final asset creation for iOS, Android. Storyboarding and mood boards. Prototyping. Concepting and ideation. Iconography. Animated banners and landing pages. Business cards and resumé redesign. Oh, and... hand drawn and digital illustration, book covers, book layout – for print ready publication.
Of course, this is all while I'm not working on my next graphic novel. That's "comic book" to you :)
Jan 2014 – June 2014 : Visual Designer : Contract
CX team. Primarily worked on the mobile team, designing cohesive set of components for new mobile design system. Updated mobile documentation and style guides. Provided visual design support for the Wells Fargo.com web app and website. Worked closely with producers, designers, IDs and developers to create pixel-perfect deliverables. Provided mockups, specs, assets, and created documentation. Multiple projects.
Bank of America
Feb 2012 – July 2013 : Visual Designer : Contract
UX team. Provided visual designs for web and mobile projects, working in cross-functional teams. Projects included: Facebook help app, Online Banking and Lost/Stolen Card design flow for multiple devices, and Checking, Savings and Home Equity site section redesigns.
June 2011 – June 2012 : Visual Designer : Contract
Rebranded and redesigned iHealth website, to showcase their suite of products and online store. iHealth creates health products that communicate with your mobile device. Worked with Apple to create iAd for blood pressure monitor.
Redesigned their sub brand iBaby website, app, packaging and sales material, for their iBaby remote camera.
PayPal / Fjord Design
Jan 2012 – March 2012 : Visual Designer : Contract
Hired by Fjord design. Worked with Apple veteran Egan Schulz on redesign of PayPal express payment flow for iPad, as well as their new web app for handset device.
Intuit / Fjord Design
Dec 2011 : Visual Designer : Contract
Hired by Fjord design. Created visual design style guide and mood boards for Intuit GoPayments project.
2010 – 2011 : Art Director : FTE
Provided overall design direction and project-level design for multiple areas of wellsfargo.com, focusing on the Home Loans redesign effort. Reinforced and enhanced the brand, developed concepts, and provided guidance to designers through project completion. Maintained positive relationships with all project stakeholders and helped coordinate with outside agencies
Bank of America
2006 – 2010 : Senior Designer : FTE
Created visual design solutions for multiple areas of bankofamerica.com. Helped develop global design systems for sub sites. Guided contract designers and developed and maintained relationships with internal marketing, business, sales partners, and vendors. Projects included Online Banking, Checking & Savings, Mortgage, and Online Savings CDs for European accounts. Lead designer for Bank of America Small Business Community and Small Business redesign.
2004 – 2006 : Freelance Projects
While working towards a Masters degree, I worked on a variety of web design projects for local companies, including: Glass Canopy (University of Southern California, Spirent, Saint Francis Hospital), Liberty & Church (Gap, Bellaband, Saeta), Huge Media, and PictureTrail.
The Learning Workshop
2002 – 2003 : Art Director, FTE
eLearning. Provided design + direction for online educational math courseware + interactive models. Created diagrams, identity, animation + illustration. Clients included: UC Berkeley, Midwest Consortium Educators.
2001 : Art Director, FTE
Designed + presented web interfaces + created Flash animations for a
variety of companies + e-commerce sites.
Clients included: Mirapoint, Lipstream + Shopeaze Systems.
2004 – 2006 : California Institute of Integral Studies
Graduate-level psychotherapy studies, with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. Not completed.
1990 – 1994 : Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Media arts major: filmmaking, animation. Cross disciplinary studies: drawing, painting, sculpture, interactive design.