I am a unique individual who has an array of talent and experience as a Digital Designer and Project Manager. Although my strength is in digital marketing and business development, my focus over the last 6 years has been mastering and advancing my UX, Web, and Graphic Design skills through continued education and technology trends. Innnovation and problem solving drive me. I have even invented and patented a product from start to finish called the Fluid Intake Tracker (F.I.T. Clip). I have an eye for design and concepts, and love working with ideation teams, solution architects, and clients implementing my project management skills through the creative process. I am committed to being a leader and providing the best digital design and user experience on any project.
Executing digital, UX, web, graphic, interactive and visal design as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Collaborating on digital design and user experience planning with ideation teams, lead experienced architects, marketing teams, and consulting best marketing strategies with clients. Researching interaction design and technology trends. Performing other duties as assigned or contracted. Proficient in film, editing, audio, and motion graphics. Enrolled in a 2 year film program in 2010.
Expert, 12+ years
Advanced, 5 years
Experienced designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences. I thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. I excel in providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a design engagement or ideation project team. Extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative development environment. I have a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies and problem solver with a "think outside the box" mentality.
Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering. Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and userfriendliness to complex design challenges. Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas. Participate in user research and evaluate user feedback (usability testing); strategize how to leverage in design solutions. Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards; design and develop comprehensive style guides for developers and internal client creative departments.
Extremely knowledgable in Operations, Business Development, and Marketing. The last 6 years my focus has been on Digital, UX, Web, and Graphic Design, as an independent contractor. Implimentation of Project Management skills in Digital Design, and received a Project Management Certificate from the University of California Irvine.
My educational focus have always been in Business and Project Management. I have practiced these skills for the last 18 years with real world experience. In late November 2014, I completed my Project Management and Business Administration for IT Professionals Certification knowing they would only add value to my experience. In addition, 6 years of my education and acquired knowledge has been in Digital Design and Technologies with a focus in UI/UX, Web, and Graphic Design. In 2012 I completed a 2 year Film, Digital Media Production Management Program. Today, I continue to strengthen my Digital Design skills through the University of California Irvine Extension Program courses and Lynda.com, which is a paid learning subscrition to all Web Development tools and software, as well as UI/UX Methodology and best practices to upgrade certificates and skills through self-taught hands on video courses.
I use a variety of software and design methedology tools in UI/UX to complete projects, including all Adobe Suite CS6 software (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Audition, Flash, In Design, Media Encoder, Business Catalysis), HTML, CSS, and Java Scripting.
If your company is intersted in my skills and experience, I am available for Project Management in Program and Product Development, or Digital Marketing, Graphic, Web, or Video contracted or full time work. Please don't hesitate to let me know the nature of the project or program. I am positive I can add value to your team on any project.