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ABOUT

I am a Principal Creative skilled at mentoring, managing and leading cross organizational and cross industry teams while focusing on driving vision and strategies to define and create highly crafted experiences and translate them into captivating outcomes and products.

 

With my over 20 years of professional experience working hands-on and in leading teams at agencies, marketing, advertising, and product engineering companies. I understand firsthand, the key importance of motivating, inspiring and collaborating with creative/engineering teams, shareholders, partners and clients to truly achieve remarkable and successful outcomes.

DESIGN JOURNEY

Design has been a passion point for me throughout my life. As a young child I had a deep love for art and music and a profound curiosity for the people around me and how they interacted with the world. As an adult, my curiosity and love for design only increased with continued movement of the digital age and transformation. As a senior leader my passion to create and inspire those around has only intensified as I believe in importance of creating experiences that shape the world for everyone.

INCLUSIVE

In designing inclusively, it is designing for the

one-size-fits-one and making sure that the designs and system elements are accessible, automated, unambiguous and error tolerant for everyone regardless of temporary or permanent disabilities.

UNIVERSAL

In designing universally, it is designing for the

one-size-fits-all by taking into account the extreme diverse range of situations and abilities that a design needs to consider in order to be intuitive, flexible, adaptive and barrier free for all users.

HUMAN CENTERED

In creating a human centered system, it is crucial to take into consideration the needs and requirements of people and ensure that the system is both usable and useful for users by applying human factor considerations and usability techniques.

UX/UI 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

SKILLS & TOOLS

HISTORY

2015-2019

MICROSOFT

Senior Design Manager – Partner Engagement: Windows Design & Windows Holographic 

Design Engagement Manager and Program manager within the Experiences and Insights team (X&I) for Third Party Partner Design engagements focused on Windows applications and Microsoft services leveraging Microsoft (Fluent) Design principles cross-device.

2012-2014

MICROSOFT

Senior Designer & Lead – XBOX 

Senior Visual Designer for Xbox One Console Design Team, focused on Xbox One system UI and Xbox.com.

2014-2015

MICROSOFT

Senior Design Manager – Xbox Partner Experiences, Tools, Devices 

Senior Design Engagement lead/PM focused across Xbox One Third Party Partner Engagements and internally on Xbox One UWP Developer tools shipped by Xbox, coordinating between engineering, the broader design, partner-facing teams, and external partners to build high quality Xbox applications.

2011-2012

MICROSOFT

Art Director – XBOX 360 

Contract Art Director for Xbox Internal Design Agency team and Xbox Mobile/Web Experience team. 

2010-2011

GARRIGAN LYMAN

Senior Interactive Designer 

Senior Interactive Designer for a strategic digital agency delivering top notch creative digital experience to external partners via web, device and print. Partners included Microsoft, T-Mobile, Boy Scouts of America, and Enmasse.

2009-2010

CAMPBELL EWALD

Senior Lead Multi-media Art Director and Manager – Chevy Social & Digital Brands 

Senior Lead Art Director and manager leading the direction and creation for Chevy sites and online media campaigns for social and other digital brands. 

2008-2009

CAMPBELL EWALD

Senior Lead Multi-media Art Director and Manager – Chevy CRM, New Business & Diversified Digital 

Senior Lead Art Director and manager leading the direction and creation for Chevy CRM, New Business and Diversified Digital experience. Top brands I managed and drove engagement with include: Alltel, US Postal Service, National Fatherhood Foundation, and Campbell-Ewald itself.

2006-2008

CAMPBELL EWALD

Senior Lead Multi-media Art Director and Manager – Michelinman.com & Michelin North America 

Senior Lead Art Director and manager leading and creating all direction for all Michelinman.com and Michelin North America sites, digital media and social campaigns.

2005-2006

ORGANIC

Senior Art Director 

Lead designer for Dodge Street & Racing Technology (SRT) Brand Site and movie promotional site piece for Chrysler, providing creative design support for Dodge International, Jeep, Dodge Promotional pieces.

2005

MARS ADVERTISING

Senior Art Director 

Senior Art Director for traditional print team working with top brands on print related campaigns. Top brands I worked with included: Fresh Step, Scoop-a-way, IAMs, 5-a-day, Clorox, Glad, Kingsford, Kroger, Kmart, Walmart, and Brita.

2004-2005

WUNDERMAN/Y&R

Senior Art Director 

Senior Art Director for Mercuryvehicles.com, Lincoln.com, Time Warner Center, and ‘Meet the Lucky’ Ones Campaign. Creative Art Director role for Detroit Chairman Show 2004. 

2001-2003

DREAMSITES

Senior Web Art Director & Web Developer

Senior Art Director for Web and Content Management System (CMS), leading a team of Web designers, and programmers to create enhanced internal/external websites for Internet, Intranet, B2B, and B2C. 

2001

IDETIX SOFTWARE 

Senior Web Designer & Application Engineer 

Senior Web Designer and Application Engineer for an application company specializing in building out a content management and web app templating solution. 

2000-2001

IDEAL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Senior Web Designer & Interface Application Engineer

Senior Designer and Interface Application Engineer for internal projects and intranet web apps within the company’s eco-system.

1999-2000

NEXL NETWORK SYSTEMS

Inside Sales Representative

Inside Sales Rep driving sales for the companies enterprise software solution generating between Five and Ten sales per week. Additional responsibilities included addressing customer inquiries and providing technical support for the company's software solution.

1995-1996

COLDRIVER SOFTWARE

Web Designer & Front-end Developer

Front-end web designer/developer responsible for creating web app designs for tax form templates and application templates, the design and implementation for all graphical interface components and QA testing support for products, as needed.

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