ART DIRECTOR // BRAND DESIGNER //
Art Director | Brand Design
Visual Design / Digital Designer / UI / UX
Adobe Creative Suite
Strategy | Storyboards | Client
Typography | Responsive Design | Pixel Perfect Spec Design / Style Guides
Development: HTML5 / CSS3 / Animate CC/ ActionScript Banner Development | Marketo Templates
Leading my team in a constructive way, and having good communication skills to have projects run smoothly.
14+ years ad agency experience and I play well with others.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I am an Art Director and Brand + Digital Designer.
I believe the strategy behind design is as important as the design itself. My passion is creating clean, beautiful designs with an elegant user experience. Also thinking outside of the box while keeping up with current trends and tech. Staying within client style-guides and understanding the delicate balance between design and development are also an important balance for success.
I hope to find the right fit, where my talent and experience can both be utilized.
NWEA // 2017
I was brought in to help re-brand their company, from their web presence to print brochures and everything in-between.
TNG-MAKES// JENNY CRAIG // 2016
A digital experience agency in Portland. My role was to re-design the Jenny Craig website.
BIG-GIANT// FITBIT // NIKE // 2016
A small and cool Portland agency that did a bit of everything. I helped with the Fitbit re-design and some Nike work for the Chinese Olympic team.
BABCOCK & JENKINS // LIFELOCK// AMEX // GENERAL ELECTRIC // 2015-2016
Babcock and Jenkins is a B2B advertising agency in Portland. I built responsive landing pages/tablet/mobile designs and banners for LifeLock and their partners. A new pixel perfect,
AKQA // GOOGLE+ // TARGET // REDBULL // THE GAP // BUDWEISER // AUDI// LEVIS// USPS // VISA// NETFLIX // 2011-2014
I developed and designed rich media advertising for TARGET, THE GAP, AUDI AND GOOGLE+. I designed and built landing pages and web banners for these clients and others. Because of my ability to understand
GYRO // VMWARE // BLUECOAT // SAVIS // SHORETEL // 2011
AGENCY // APPLE // ITUNES // EBAY // 2009-2010
The client I primarily worked for was Apple, more specifically iTunes. I would receive a band’s artwork, usually just the cover of their latest album they wanted to promote. From there I would come up with a creative way to make an interesting ad that was served on the most popular sites around the world. Those ads would direct you back to iTunes. I loved this job. Unfortunately, Steve Jobs put an end to Flash. (So that was that)
ORGANIC // BANK OF AMERICA// INTEL // 2007-2009
I had the privilege to work for one of the coolest and most innovative digital media ad agencies. Bank of America was my primary client, and I designed and action scripted banners and web pages for over two years. I learned so much about brand guidelines, leading a design team, tracking tags, multi-media downloads and working with a plethora of players.
YOUNG & RUBICAM // JAGUAR / ACCENTURE // VERISIGN //2003-2006
I collaborated with Young & Rubicam to create an ICON Bronze award winning presentation for VeriSign. A 5 minute piece, complete with numerous animations, music, voice-over and global navigation. Two other pitches for Jaguar and Accenture were amazing as well.
THE ATTIK // MICROSOFT // ULTIMATE TV // 2000-2003
While working at The Attik I started the trend of a certain kind of gradient masking effect. This project included a demo, navigation and flash intro.
SHOCKWAVE // ADOBE / MACROMEDIA // 1998-2005
The birthplace of flash, my career started by winning Macromedia "Flash Site of the Day". I have done several demos and presentations for Macromedia. Designed their newsletter called The Edge. As
UBER // 2015-2016
I created many ad banners from Flash to HTML5 banners, helping to create their new look
THE GAP // 2005
The Gap released an all-star cast “How Do You Wear It?” Fall 2004 ad campaign headlined by Sarah Jessica Parker, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Brady and Jessica Allba. An entire web site built in flash.
EA // ENTERTAINMENT ARTS // 2004-2005 Entertainment Art: Simms/ John Madden Football
An intro for an online version of Simms. This included some 3-D coin spinning work. Also created some cool football ads for John Madden's game.
ORBITZ // FLASH BRIGADE // 2005
Take on Orbitz
YAHOO! // FLASH BRIGADE // 2005-2007
A plethora of different projects for Yahoo!, from building prototypes for specialized Yahoo!
SIMPLE STAR // KODAK // COMCAST //TIME WARNER // SHUTTERFLY // FLICKR // 2006-2007
Responsible for designing PhotoShow.com and many other elements. Photoshop allows you to upload photos to make a cool flash movie with music, transitions you and captions. Partners with Kodak, Comcast, Time Warner, Nero, Shutterfly and Flickr, I customized their site to co-exist with PhotoShow.com branding.
MSN // Microsoft Network // 2004
I created several different banners and interstitial in Flash/html. Including new technology such as Eye Blaster and Point Roll ads.
CIA // 2004
Culinary Institute of America
I collaborated with several talented people create this cool website for their ‘Worlds of Flavor’ program. It uses lots of cool masks and an action scripted scrolling navigation. A hybrid site with a Flash navigation and an HTML body.
SPCA // LGBT-PROP 8 // WFN // FUND FORWARD // ASTRAEA // SHE SOURCE // ArtSFest
Women's Funding Network /
LGBT - PROP 8 // I worked pro-
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
Accolades include a bronze Webby Award, and a "Flash Site of the Day". I began my career as a designer for Macromedia, creating a Drum-n-bass website in San Francisco.
Bachelors degree from University of Colorado, Boulder.
Academy of Art classes / Code Academy / Lynda.com
Adobe classes / Computer Science / IT classes / HTML5/CSS3