Header Background
A little about me

Let's see, I was born and raised in a rural area of Indiana. You could probably say I have been a creative all of my life - I was always making something - be it a story, skit, song or art. Although I didn't realize it was an actual thing at the time, I got into graphic design in my early teens - creating album covers for my own mix CDs and bootleg recordings of my favorite artists. In high school, I had dreams of making a living designing album covers and producing music videos for rock bands. But then the 90's died, and my enthusiasm for popular music did as well.

After trying my hand at a couple different colleges in Indiana, I was ready to get serious about design and transferred to Ringling College of Art + Design in 2002. I mostly focused on print design - although I didn't really love reading books, I sure did love to design and bind them. Even though my most favorite assignments weren't usually digital, they were definitely an interactive experience, full of carefully planned details.

I moved to Austin, TX after graduating college in 2006, for no other reason than my brother living there at the time. My first design job was pretty pedestrian, but I eventually made my way to an interactive marketing agency that would ignite my passion for digital experiences and design. After several years of making spam, I finally found my niche in interactive and ux design. While I do love crafting pixels in my 9-to-5, in my spare time I try to create away from my computer as much as possible. My weekends are usually spent experimenting with some diy project or spending time outside.

Skills & Expertise
  • Art Direction/Visual Language Development
  • User Interface/Web Design
  • User Experience/Interaction Design
  • Mobile/Responsive Design
  • Front-end Code/HTML/CSS
  • Branding & Identity
  • Interactive Advertising
  • Social Media & Creative Strategy
Experience
Sr. Experience Designer

Honeywell

September 2015 - present

• Sr. Experience Designer for Honeywell User Experience (HUE)

• UX and visual design for mobile apps

• Currently working on the Lyric app for Honeywell connected home products

Sr. Interactive & UX Designer

Dell

January 2014 - September 2015

• Sr. Interactive & UX Designer on Dell's Digital Customer Experience (DCX) team

• UX, visual design, and light front-end development for enterprise web tools

• Worked on various enterprise tools including: Dell Sales Application, Online Solutions Configurator, Premier and Partner Portal

Sr. Art Director

T3

January 2012 – December 2013

• Lead Sr. Art Director on NRG and Reliant Energy accounts

• AD support on 7-Eleven and additional accounts

• Supervised creative projects from conceptual stages through final production

• Participated in the development of social media and brand architecture strategies

• Worked on multiple mobile app, mobile/responsive web, and site design projects

Interactive & UX Designer

Dell

June 2011 – January 2012

• Interactive Designer on Dell's Global Site Design (GSD) team

• Worked on Global Cart & Checkout, Ratings & Reviews, Intelligent Recommenders, eSupport, Dell Diagnostics, and Consumer Solutions projects

• Worked with Architects and Developers to migrate existing Dell.com pages to a new platform and improve the overall customer experience

• Created UX patterns for Dell.com's global design library (visual design, redlines, production graphics, documentation)

• Created guidelines and strategies for Dell social media channels

• Participated in conceptual projects for future state of Dell.com

Art Director

T3

December 2009 – June 2011

• Lead Art Director on Windows Phone, Cartoon Network, Travel Ticker and CarRentals.com accounts

• Supervised creative projects from conceptual stages through final production

• Created OA, social media, and email/CRM campaigns

• Helped develop email/CRM and social media strategies

• Directed rich media and production teams to ensure quality of deliverables

Jr. Art Director

T3

March 2007 – November 2009

• Lead Interactive Designer on the JCPenney account and it's teen brands, AZJeans and JCP Teen

• Created OA, social media, and email/CRM campaigns

• Supported art directors and writers on e-commerce and experience site design projects

• Directed rich media and production teams to ensure quality of deliverables

Interactive and Print Designer, Copy Writer

The Local Biz

August 2006 – March 2007

• Lone designer/writer/coder at a very small local ad shop

• Created websites and printed business collateral for various local businesses

• Maintained the company website and occasionally fixed computers and copiers

Graphic Design Intern

The Design Center at Ringling College of Art + Design

August 2005 – January 2006

• Worked on individual and collaborative projects creating campaigns and marketing collateral for Ringling's Office of Admissions

• Participated in the entire creative process, from concepting to preparing production files for pre-press output and attending press checks on final deliverables

Education
Ringling College of Art and Design

B.F.A., Graphic + Interactive Communication

2002 – 2006

Purdue University

Studied Visual Communications Design

2001 – 2002

St. Mary's College

Studied Fine Arts

2000 – 2001

Background