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My Story

I’ve been designing and building business web and enterprise solutions as a consultant and a corporate professional for over 20 years.   Several years ago, I transitioned from the successful career in software design and development to become a full-time User Experience Designer, focusing on the end-user experience.

I’ve played different roles in the design spectrum, including the role of a creative technical manager,  web designer consultant,  UX Researcher and  Strategist, a “UX Team of One”, an Interactive Designer, Visual Designer, and prototyper.  I enjoy the challenge to make things more useful and simple for end users, especially when I can use innovative new approaches.

I further studied UX Design (General Assembly) and Graphic Design principals, and continue to attend many workshops & meetups.   I’m always thinking of better user experiences in the things I see every day (not just the web).  Mentoring others, whether it’s stakeholders, product owners, other co-workers and clients, to build better understanding is important to me as well.

In my personal time, I enjoy quite a bit of reading, traveling (hiking/kayaking/sailing), pencil drawing, digital art, and have spent much of my life being a songwriter, performer, and music producer.  I’ve produced several albums and music projects and released two CDs of original music. 

Designer, Creative Technologist, Artist

Specialties:

Collaboration & Workshop facilitation
User Research
Wireframing
Interactive Design
Prototyping
Visual Design
Leadership & Project Management in an Agile Environment

Tools:

Adobe Photoshop (and other Adobe CC applications)
Sketch
Invision
Axure RP
Balsamiq
Keynote
HTML/CSS/Javascript

HOW I GO ABOUT IT

  • Discovery & Planning

  • Design

  • Implementation oversite

  • Testing and Feedback

Companies and Brands I've done work for

Places where I studied