I am a Brand and Product Designer with over 15 years of experience crafting solutions in an agency and in-house environments. Over the years, I’ve delivered thoughtful, innovative, and strategic designs solutions for clients like REI, Boeing, Amazon, and Pokémon, to name a few. Every time, my goal is to exceed my clients’ expectations, the stakeholders, and, most of all, the end-users.
Discovery & Research
Users are interviewed, surveyed, and observed with the intent to identify the needs and goals of users and stakeholders.
Translate collected research into personas, scenarios, and user tasks into actionable items.
Develop and design information architecture, wireframes, workflows, and prototypes with the intent to test and validate against the problems and needs of the users.
Test & Repeat
Thorough user testing and feedback improvements are applied and tested again against research and analysis with the goal of continuous improvement.
- Adobe CC (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/Acrobat)
- MAC OS
- MS Office
- HTML & CSS
- Brand Design
- UX/UI Design
- User Research
- Wire Framing & Prototyping
- Visual Design
- Print & Digital Production
- Art Direction
- Design Strategy
- Time Management
- Project Management
B.F.A. Graphic Design | May, 2007
Cal State University, Fullerton, CA
Certificate UX Design | April, 2018
Springboard, springboard .com
A.A. Fine Art, A.A. liberal Arts | May, 2000
Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA
Education Director | June 2013–June, 2015
AIGA, Seattle, WA
Successfully lead a team of 10 volunteers during a two-year term in an effort to revitalize the education programming in the Seattle design community. Efforts included evaluating relevancy of past programming events, needs and wants from local, state, and regional membership, and providing future planning for the years to come. Events included panel discussions, portfolio reviews, lectures, workshops, studio tours, and a regional weeklong conference. Success was measured in the attendance of the events, attendee feedback, and financial profit and loss.
Sustaining Member | January 2007–Present
AIGA, Seattle & Orange County Chapter
Guest Lecturer | May 2014, April 2014, May 2015
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Color Management for Packaging: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers
John T. Drew & Sarah A. Meyer—page: 94; figure 14