I started out in illustration and animation, working in online learning and interactive games. It's what I love most so it influences my design. I enjoy creating characters, iconography and scenes to illustrate concepts and stories. I’ve also extensively designed interfaces for websites and mobile apps, rebranded companies from device to print, and animated icons, ads and banners… And I know what it's like to crank out production stuff too. In the ever-changing world of interactive design, I'll always have something new to learn.
Current : Freelance designer and illustrator
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!
BANK OF AMERICA
Nov 2014 - Aug 2017 : Visual Designer : Contract
UX team: Visual interface redesign and asset creation for the Bank of America mobile app. iOS, Android: handset, tablet, Apple Watch. Windows 10 responsive design. Agile workflow collaboration. Illustration, animation, app redesign concepts.
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 and direction for online educational math courseware and interactive models. Created diagrams, identity, animation and illustration. Clients included: UC Berkeley, Midwest Consortium Educators.
KIRSHENBAUM BOND & PARTNERS
2000-2001 : Interactive Art Director, Contract
Now KBS, a global agency. Designed and presented web interfaces and Flash animations for a variety of companies and e-commerce channels. Clients included: PeopleSoft, CNET, Wine.com, Ricochet.
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.
Earlier work includes web design, illustration and animation for interactive learning: Time Life for Children, Target, The St. Paul Companies, Virtual Communications Inc, Reality Interactive, MSI Learning, and the agencies Etheria and Clear Ink.