Associate Creative Director
2023 - Present
At Merkle, I am deeply committed to fostering an inclusive and collaborative team culture, particularly within the framework of remote work. In my leadership role, I oversee a product design team responsible for supporting a prominent health and wellness client. My responsibilities encompass a wide range of critical tasks, including conceptual design, Figma spec hand-offs, and the development of product design systems with a strong emphasis on accessibility and teamwork. I take pride in maintaining strong client relationships, actively integrating feedback, and ensuring alignment with evolving program needs. Moreover, I contribute significantly to our strategic quarterly roadmap planning, ensuring that our design initiatives remain closely aligned with the client's objectives. My passion for nurturing inclusivity and collaboration is evident in every facet of my work, making it a cornerstone of our team's success.
Uplevel - Director of Design
2019 - 2023
Uplevel, a startup harnessing data to enhance engineering, entrusted me with holistic design leadership across marketing and product teams. In the product domain, I led a design team that collaborated closely with engineers, facilitating feature roadmap development, user testing, wireframing, product branding, and agile production. In the marketing arena, I partnered with campaign managers and directors to execute brand strategies, encompassing website design, booth graphics, video production, social media management, and office interior design.
RoundGlass - Lead Design / Art Director
2017 - 2019
At RoundGlass, a tech-driven health and wellness organization, I led a creative team responsible for developing awareness projects and interactive products. My role involved managing designers, crafting multiple brand identities, and overseeing product design and user experience for various initiative
Rational Interaction - Associate Creative Director
Rational Interaction, a pioneering digital advertising agency, enlisted me as an ACD to oversee a team of designers and writers dedicated to projects for Microsoft and Amazon. My responsibilities included collaborative work on product pitches, video concepts, social media campaigns, and information design.
POSSIBLE Seattle - Sr. Art Director
2013 - 2017
At POSSIBLE Seattle, a groundbreaking advertising agency, I managed and contributed to digital advertising, product design, campaign photography direction, and social media strategies. My portfolio included work for clients like Coca-Cola, IHG, and Microsoft, with award-winning projects for Minecraft and Skype.
Cornish College of the Arts - Adjunct Faculty
As an adjunct faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, I instructed Design Students in the nuances of social creative design within campaign marketing. My curriculum covered brainstorming techniques, user-centric design, presentation skills, and leveraging creativity within the constraints of social media.
Big Fish Games - Sr. Designer
At Big Fish Games, I led a cross-functional team comprising strategists, UX experts, and designers to revamp the company's online product and eCommerce platform. My role also encompassed branding, content strategy, and advertising.
Catch & Release Design LLC - Freelance
2011 - 2019
For C&R, I work with clients on brand development, UX/IA, and visual design for websites, mobile apps, advertising campaigns, and print.
Wetpaint - Sr. Designer
2010 - 2011
Wetpaint Entertainment was a television & gossip digital publication. My work included product design, branding, and UX design specific to media publications.
Microsoft - UX
During my tenure at Microsoft in 2010, I contributed to architecture diagrams, application flows, and wireframes as a UX designer for Zune and Windows Phone.
2006 - 2010
I played a pivotal role at Design Commission, specializing in product design, branding, applications, and interactive experiences. My responsibilities spanned visual design, IA/UX design, and curating, marketing, and producing exhibitions at their art gallery.
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
BFA in Graphic Design, 2007
Scrum Master Certification 2021