SYNACOR, El Segundo, CA
UX Designer [Sep 2016 - Present] Applied user-centered design methods to synthesize user requirements, business objectives, and technology capabilities into meaningful experiences for our dedicated leading client AT&T. Responsible for the development and execution of interaction design concepts for desktop and mobile web product experiences for the att.net portal product, as well as marketing and microsite objectives. Created high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes to communicate design concepts to the client, in addition to setting a clear vision for the engineers. Used performance metrics and user studies to help inform how to prioritize future iterations of user experiences, and maximize visitor conversion. Actively collaborated with product and engineering to produce design solutions, and adapted designs to emerging engineering constraints and client feedback. Worked directly with engineers to ensure implementation matches specifications. Ideated with product managers to help define requirements further before translating into designs.
UI/UX & Visual Designer [May 2009 - Present] Balanced a variety of projects including mobile/web design, software design, logo design, branding & digital strategy for multiple freelance clients. Conceptualized user experiences through wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for mobile and web applications. Optimized user flow and interface by identifying essential functional features along with developers.
ALCHEMY50, New York, NY
Senior Designer [Oct 2014 - Sep 2016] Collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team of designers, developers and product specialists on strategy, user experience, and implementation of designs to create enhanced experiences that also encompassed strong brand presence and marketing. Worked across multiple platforms including responsive web sites, mobile/web applications, and financial software for clients focused in data research, analytical tools, and asset management. Conceptualized logos and branding techniques directly with creative director to establish strong identities that would resonate with audiences. Transformed branding and design ideas into usable application interfaces that created more meaningful experiences between the customer and the products they were using.
OGILVY & MATHER, New York, NY
Freelance Art Director [Jul - Oct 2014] Strategized with creative directors and created content with copywriters based on new trends for social media and online marketing campaigns. Responsible for the development and design of original concepts for digital initiatives and branding. Collectively met with IBM leads to assist in creating branding and marketing messages for their new products and services geared towards enterprise level clients.
INMOTION HOSTING, Los Angeles, CA
Graphic & Web Designer [Apr 2011 - Jul 2014] Responsible for creative direction of the company, including the newly designed website and advertising initiatives. Communicated between multiple departments such as development, affiliates, product, and marketing to effectively prioritize and complete projects by their deadlines. Designed marketing material for the company such as banners, email blasts, landing pages, product pages, flyers, posters, brochures, videos, and company newsletters. Assisted SEO specialist on content visuals such as infographics and web tools published on highly authoritative websites such as Business Insider and Web Design Ledger. Engaged in social trends by sharing and discussing design related topics through company blog posts and social media [Google Hangouts, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.]
Graphic Design Intern for
GAME SHOW NETWORK, Los Angeles, CA [Summer 2010]
RHINO ENTERTAINMENT, Burbank, CA [Spring 2009]
GREAT TASTE MAGAZINE, Huntington Beach, CA [Fall 2008]
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, May 2009
California State University, Long Beach [Emphasis: Graphic Design, Minor: Marketing]
AIGA, 99U Pop-Up School, American Marketing Association, Dean’s Honor List [College of the Arts]