With over 12 years experience as a designer, I have had the pleasure of designing for a broad range of companies. From loyalty marketing, to wedding planning, to one of the world’s largest server hardware companies. From local non-profit organizations, schools and real estate firms, to popular music groups and international software companies.
This diversity in design projects has given me the ability to adapt quickly and solve problems in a wide array of design styles.
I am an active member of the design community and have spoken at events including: LaunchUp #7, HOW Design Conference 2009, PhotoCamp Utah 2009, TODCon 2007 & 2008 and the NAB Show 2007. I was also one of 7 judges in the 2008 Wiley Publishing Design Challenge. I participate in local design user groups and speaks at universities and schools about design best practices.
I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a Community Expert in Photoshop. Through this position I work with Adobe to evangelize and educate designers everywhere about Adobe products.
I am also the organizer for Ignite Salt Lake, part of the O’reilly Ignite Series.
Organizer - Ignite Salt Lake (sponsored by Oreilly)
Speaker - LaunchUp #7 2010 (watch a video of my presentation)
Speaker - HOW Design Conference 2009
Speaker - PhotoCamp Utah Conference 2009
Wiley Design Challenge Contest Judge
Speaker - TODCon 2007 and 2008
Speaker - NAB Show Las Vegas 2007
Adobe Community Professional for Photoshop (2007 to present)
I’ve also spoken at various community events, user groups and for local university classes.
June 2010 to Present
Role: Creative Director
Responsibilities: Responsible for creative direction pertaining to all print, video and web design. Also leading the rebranding of company image, redesign of current marketing site and reskinning and UI design for the AboutOne app.
January 2005 to June 2010
Roles: Application UI Designer and Senior Web Designer
Responsibilities: As a quasi-member of our engineering team I worked with JSF, Facelets, HTML and CSS to create accessible, easy to use application interfaces. My time as a UI designer was spent creating an internal application used by our merchant relations team to manage all aspects of our company/merchant relationship. As Senior Web Designer I also created web designs and Flash presentations for multiple customer loyalty and affinity programs run by the company. I worked with the marketing department to present the appropriate message to users and create sites that are both compelling and functional in helping users search and locate rewards and discount offers that apply to them.
LEGATO Systems, Inc. (Acquired by EMC in 2004)
July of 2001 to January of 2005
(Site has changed since I worked on it)
Role: Web Designer for Marketing team.
Responsibilities: Create Flash movies including product demos and overviews, and high level information pieces to both instruct and entertain. Create eye-catching web graphics with the purpose of inspiring the viewer, to “click-through” and read the backing article, press release, or product page. Work in collaboration with over-all marketing message and coordinate efforts with the Marketing, Product Marketing, Graphic Design, and IT departments.
Owner of Frogblade Multimedia:
September 2001 - Present
Web and multimedia design services. For work examples see my portfolio page.
February of 2001 to the May 2004
(Site has changed since I worked on it)
Roles: Web Master/Designer.
Responsibilities: Adding new clients to the site, and updating client pages. Search engine strategy, and analyzing web traffic. Also implemented new features including; virtual tours, streaming media, and Flash presentations.
January of 2001 to July 2001
Role: Web Designer (contractor)
(www.trainseek.com - no longer online):
November of 1999 to the December 2000
Roles: Graphics Developer.
Responsibilities: Web Designer for company web site. Implemented and became web master of an internal HTML based company newsletter. Also produced company video and created an interactive CD-ROM program as PR pieces.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah;
September 1996 to the December 2000
Bachelor of Arts-
Major G.P.A. 3.93
Major: Mass Communications
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Community Professional)
Adobe Encore (DVD Authoring)
CODING LANGUAGES/ DBs: