Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Communications

Illinois Institute of Art: Chicago

Experience

March, 2015 – current / Sunnyvale, CA

Motorola Mobility

Principal Lead Visual Designer

  • Leadership role in creating the experience, UX/UI, and interactive visual design for the Imaging Experience (Camera and Gallery applications) at Motorola Mobility
  • Visual UI design combined with interaction and rapid prototyping to create a delightful, engaging front-end experience.
  • Interpret and evolve the brand to best fit the imaging space by creating world-class visual and interactive visual designs that push the bar
  • Maintain high design standards and carry that value forward throughout my work and process.
  • Understand the target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and translate them into creative concepts.
  • Participate in and drive immersive user research, concept testing, and usability testing.
  • Stay ahead of trends and technology, specifically how it can aide in deliverables.
  • Champion UX and work with engineering staff to assure creative vision is executed properly.
  • Manage multiple projects and work with multiple disciplines at one time.

Jan, 2011 – current / Sunnyvale, CA

Motorola Mobility

Senior Staff Visual and Interaction Designer

  • Hybrid talent for interaction, visual, rapid prototyping, and production design
  • High level conceptual design for camera interface and gallery architecture
  • Collaborate on ownership of the responsive design system and champion it’s design
  • Co-synthesis role with research lead to identify highest impact for design
  • Passion for creating designs that are simple, elegant and useful as well as beautiful, approachable, and playful
  • Self-starter for complex tasks and transforms them into intuitive and accessible designs

Key Achievements:

  1. Designed and shipped innovative Motorola Quick Capture Camera on Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, and Droid devices with a progressive rating of 4.0 and over 10+ million downloads
  2. Designed and released world class Motorola Gallery to the Android Play Store with a progressive rating of 4.3 and over 10+million downloads
  3. Collaborated on the innovative Connected Music Player application and all access MotoCast application

 

Jun, 2009 – Jan 2011 / Chicago, IL & Sunnyvale, CA

Motorola Mobility

Senior Visual Designer

  • Lead brainstorm sessions, competitive analysis, storyboards, wireframes to pixel perfect screen mocks-ups, and overview presentations
  • Documented designs in layout specifications for the developers
  • Collaborated with design research team to plan, execute and analyze 
  • Worked with experience design teams to conceptualize the multimedia suite of applications for Android

Key Achievements:

  1. Co-Created and skinned Androids UI framework elements (Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread), assisted with design patterns and global design rules
  2. Designed world class camera and gallery application for Motorola’s first Android mobile products: Cliq, Droid, Droid2, Photon

 

Sept 2007 - June  2009 / Chicago, IL

Motorola Mobility

Visual Designer

  • Co-created Motorola’s first visual design language on top of Android platform 
  • Conceptual design for platform applications like messaging, contacts, camera, music, and gallery
  • Worked closely with interaction designers to learn how to make approachable experiences that would later come to life with rich visuals
  • Lead the visual design team in comparative reviews to make sure all applications looked like a system

 

2006 - Current / sturgeon bay, wi

Madison Avenue Market

Identity and Collateral design

  • Design brand for Wine Shop, Olive oil packaging, and Spice packaging
  • Applied brand to signage and collateral materials

 

2012 / Wausau, WI

McCartneys Photography

Identity and Collateral design

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Strengths

  • Collaborates with other designers, product managers, researchers, and engineers with strong communication skills to advocate designs
  • Nimble, self-driven and balance multiple projects with aggressive development cycles
  • 5+ years of experience in the imaging design space and continues to create world class designs that set new standards for other work partners

Skills

Design methods

  • Conceptual design
  • Composition & typographic layout
  • Interaction design
  • Storyboarding
  • Information architecture mapping
  • Persona & scenario building
  • Competitive analysis
  • Interactive prototyping
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Production creation
  • Research analysis 

Software

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Google Docs/Presentations

Flash, Flash catalyst, Proto.io