August 2013 - Present
Provided design direction across multiple global products, focused on innovating the retail and fashion ecosystem by leveraging the digital opportunities that converge the online shopper with in-person retail experiences. Products span across multiple platforms, emphasizing emerging technologies and user-centered innovations that include digital storefronts and embedded displays, natural user interfaces, POS, and cross-screen web and native experiences. Westfield Labs is an entity of The Westfield Group and serves as a global digital lab focused on innovating the retail ecosystem by leveraging the social, mobile and digital market opportunities that converge the digital shopper with the physical world.
Professor - Graphic Design Department
Academy of Art University
September 2012 - Present
Teach senior-level graphic designers best practices in mobile and digital design, from user-research through concept development, wire-framing, and visual design with an emphasis on designing for iOS.
Associate Creative Director
September 2011 - March 2013
Lead multi-disciplinary teams through product strategy, concept development, branding, experience design, interaction design, visual design, motion design, prototyping, design research and storytelling. Focus on brand and end-to-end user experience to provide strategic opportunities and innovative solutions for clients. Lead design for platforms that included mobile (iOS and Android), tablet, browser and responsive web. Contributed to a variety of projects in diverse verticals including brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce, financial services and consumer product.
Senior User Experience Designer
December 2004 - August 2011
Designed and lead development of dozens of branded online entertainment destinations from concept to implementation with a talented team of designers, editors, developers and brand strategists. Over the seven years with Microsoft, I worked closely with clients and agency partners for Fortune 500 brands including Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, Heineken, Ford, and Cadillac. As the digital partner for many campaigns, agency collaborators have included Crispin Porter + Bogusky, JWT, Ogilvy, and TBWA/Chiat/Day.
Technical Director - South Park Animation
Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central
June 1998 - March 2003
Responsible for three-dimensional modeling and advanced texture application, character design, composition and layout for broadcast and film. Software used included Maya, After Effects and similar cinema quality design applications. For a list of episode contributions please see My IMDB Page