Feb 2015 - May 2017
Principal User Experience Architect
Dematic Corporation/Kion Group
Design, strategize, collaborate and implement functional, intuitive and cohesive user experiences for a host of Dematic products in warehouse operations management (operations, maintenance and IT infrastructure), data analytics, cloud-based applications & platforms, IoT and machine-level (OPC/PLC) administration & maintenance. Pioneer the future of the logistics industry’s user experience to bolster operational efficiency and maximize productivity. Establish a user-centered design process within the company culture and foster strategic, scalable user experience design methods, and utilize modern product and software development best practices to improve and unify current and future products and services. Lead, direct and mentor other UX designers, collaborate with product management teams, fulfill the needs of clients big and small, and set the industry standard for warehouse operations management.
Jan 2015 - Current
Academy of Art University
Instruct students and create & design curriculum in the subject of User Experience Design as it relates to workflows, best practices, production software and industry design standards to prepare them for the real-world application of their skill sets, and create rockin' portfolios.
2012 - 2015
Senior UX Designer
Collaborated within cross-functional teams (Creative, Development, Marketing & Executive-level), to plan, prioritize and deliver design strategies, information architecture, visual designs and layouts to complete a cohesive, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing user experience for multiple websites and applications that met business, marketing and user experience criteria.
Leveraged modern web, mobile application technologies, graphic design principles and best practices to define innovative user experiences and interaction models that resulted in improved user activity, customer engagement, profitability and operational efficiency.
2011 - 2012
UX, Interaction Designer & Information Architect
Freelance Consultant & Contractor
Freelance Interaction Designer specialized in UX/UI/interaction & visual design and Information Architecture for Web, Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, SaaS, CRM, B2B and B2C applications.
Clients included The Weather Channel (Mobile UX Designer: TWC Mobile [Android & iOS] and Console Apps), TargetBase - Acura/Honda (Lead Information Architect: Web-Based, SaaS Client-Side Marketing App), and Keas.com (UX/Interactive/Game Designer: Web-Based Game and Social Applications).
2010 - 2011
Creative Director of User Experience & Digital Marketing
Freelance Consultant & Contractor
Directed, collaborated and contributed to the strategic goals and branding of the UX and Marketing Department's projects, and ensured the creative process operated in an efficient and profitable manner.
Conceptualized, documented and presented unified & persuasive ideas for products and marketing materials using the most cutting edge techniques and technology for custom hardware (AR and VR platforms), mobile devices, application development, interaction design, video production, motion graphics, 3D presentations and animation.
Mobile User Experience Designer
Collaborated with Senior Designers, Creative Managers, Information Architects, m/e-commerce site and business owners to conceptualize and execute mobile interface designs (iOS, Android, RIM and Mobile Web) and cohesive user experiences that advanced the company's merchandising, business, marketing, and branding objectives.
Mobile Application Designer
Designed and architected engaging, visually-striking and user-friendly mobile applications, interfaces, games and dynamic, interactive experiences for multiple smartphone platforms and legacy cellular phones (T9) designed to compliment cross-media marketing campaigns, promotions, branding & business objectives for clients.
BS - Video Game Art & Design
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
Specializations in Game Design, UI/UX Design, Systems Design and Mobile Gaming.