A design isn't everything, ultimately we as designers create an experience for a user. This can be seen in every form of design, from branding, to print, and especially in digital. How do user engage your design and in turn, how does the design become an extension of the user.
I've been rather busy these days but I've wanted to get a new site and style for myself done. I put a deadline on it so I would push to get it done. I haven't had a "brand" for myself in years and thought, why not toy with one now? I also wanted to move away from a Wordpress product to something I can tinker with. I am by no means a coder, so I'm piecing things together as best I can and utilizing goodies from the great wide internet. But hopefully here soon I will have a new site up, with an overhauled direction for my brand to better show off what I've been working on these last few years.
I've put this site together to show some of my work and put a little bit of myself out there. I'm always interested in chatting with others, so check out the site, and feel free to contact me if you want.
Currently a Senior Art Director at one of the industry leading companies in the Mobile & Digital market, Deloitte Digital.
Through the years I have had a great opportunity to work on a variety of clients. In my years of a contractor / Freelance designer I had the chance to work on local mom and pops, start-ups, tech companies, franchises, mid-sized organizations, universities, and many others. My life in the agency world has brought me some amazing opportunity to work on some amazing clients, Fortune 100s and Fortune 500s working on a wide range of mobile and digital projects from long-term flagship creation, to quick turn prototypes for proof of concepts, to innovative cutting-edge design and development to find a way to bring the given clients to the top of the list in their given industry.
My true passion, creating user centered designs that are engaging and immersive. Working on iOS and Android, there really isn't anything better than working with a team on the UX and Interactions, designing that out and moving on to work with an awesome developer to make it all come to life.
My love for digital design came from my early work in web. Today I focus on mobile first, responsive solutions. In a world where the phone and tablet have become the focus, there will always be a need for desktop solutions, but the way a user engages with that solution has changed, hence the mobile first approach.
Without the brand, a design often doesn't have a leg to stand on. You need a solid brand with an understanding of it's purpose and it's target audience. This is something I love about design and branding, that understanding and total knowledge of who and what it's made for.
Working as a consultant, strategy becomes everything. From laying down a short term goal to a long run roadmap for a companies marketing or digital presence. This isn't just deciding what needs to happen first for the company, it's about positioning the company to ensure that they are finding the appropriate blend of customer and business needs.
My Current State, really this just comes down to the question, what am I currently available to do? Do I have time to take on another project? Do I have time to just be more of a consultant? Or do I have time to just hang out and maybe grab a beer? I've recently been traveling a lot for work so these availabilities change frequently.
I'd like to think I'm a pretty easy person to chat with. No matter the reason, contact me. I'm usually quick to respond, as I'm rather connected to my devices. If you for whatever reason would like to chat, don't hesitate to contact me. If you want to chat about design, possible work, or just shoot the breeze, get in touch!
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