3518 Michael Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
SKILLS OVERVIEW ]
design experience, including interactive, print, environmental,
broadcast and animation medias. Strong consulting, project management,
presentation, communication and team-leading skills. Consulting
experience includes managing clients, authoring project proposals
and creative briefs; concept development and art direction; design
presentations and rationalization; managing project time lines,
budgets and resources. Formal training in graphic design, interactive
design, storyboarding, life drawing, traditional and 3D animation.
Experienced information and interaction architect, with proven approach
utilizing goal-oriented user experience design that achieves creative,
usable navigation systems for mobile and web based platforms. Gather
requirements using scenario modeling; develop content architecture
and navigation schemes using flow charts and diagramatical content
maps. Prototype interactive interfaces using sketches, wireframes
and graphic design comps.
Advanced user of multiple software applications on Macintosh and
PC platforms, including: Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver; Adobe
Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign; Quark Xpress; Microsoft
Word, Powerpoint, Project and Excel. Trained in Adobe Premiere and
After Effects, Macromedia Director, Digidesign's Pro Tools, SoundEdit
and 3D Studio Max.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY ]
Openwave Systems Inc.
Manager / Art Director
Collaborate with executives in marketing and product groups to develop
design comps and interactive Flash prototypes for futuristic interactive
interfaces on wireline and mobile platforms – used in customer-facing
sales presentations, corporate videos, focus groups and trade show
demonstrations. Manage team of internal and external resources,
including interactive and graphic design agencies, presentation
specialists, senior designers, production artists and marketing
communications managers. Manage annual marcom & design budget,
resource allocation and project planning. Responsibilities include
those listed for Senior Designer role.
5/02-10/04 Openwave Systems Inc.
Supervised, produced, art directed and designed interactive, multimedia
and print collateral for internal and external audiences. Additionally
art directed, designed and produced Flash product demos, tradeshow
graphics, coroporate photography, and the Openwave annual report.
Provided graphic support and consulted with Openwave Corporate Marketing,
Web, Product Groups, and Events departments. Provided support for
wide variety of internal clients while art directing and managing
contract designers and production artists.
10/01-4/02 AEP Designs
Designer, Art Director, and User Interface Designer
Conducted user experience interviews, designed the information architecture,
application interface, and front-end look and feel for eLine's complex
web application: DVD rental site GreenCine.com. Designed six page
marketing brochure for THAP!, bringing their established look and
feel up to date with a new illustration style and layout design.
Designed logo and print collateral for recruitment firm Hireschelon,
including letterhead and business cards.
Quidnunc North America, Inc.
Client-facing consultant; provided interactive and usable web design
for internet businesses and corporate web sites. Designed, animated,
art directed, and implemented interactive digdital content for diverse
clientele, providing full service internet solutions incorporating
graphic design, Flash animation, branding/identity, communications
strategy, interactive design, customer experience design, information
architecture, and multimedia content development. Clients included
Yipes Communications, Inc., OneBody.com, and GATX Corporation.
Art directed and designed web sites, CD-Roms, Flash animations,
and print collateral for clients including The Coffee Bean & Tea
Leaf, Smalloffice.com, DeSilva and Phillips Media Bankers, and Malibu
Studios. Additionally implemented new digital production standards,
team structure, and work-flow organization.
Designed web sites, Flash animations, logos and print graphics.
Clients included: Avalanche Publishing, Mirage Designs, WCE Productions,
DaVinci Clothing, Garcia Imports, Firewire Edit.
Freelance Assistant Art Director
Assisted Creative Director in producing photo shoots, creating internet
based presentations for clients, network branding, and redeveloping
Novocom web site. Extensive use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,
and Macromedia Flash in storyboard design, logo development, and
interactive design. Assisted Art Directors, Producers, and Designers
in creating logos, graphics, and digital elements for broadcast
graphics and interactive design.
Santa Monica College Library
Authored HTML, wrote content, and designed graphics/layout of library
web site. Integrated site interface with existing library databases.
Designed and authored promotional brochures for print.
NBC Digital Productions
Production and Design Assistant
Assisted Head Designer of The Tonight Show Online, creating site
graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Captured digital
photos, created Real Audio sound clips, wrote daily show synopses,
and built site in Microsoft Front Page.
of Entertainment Technology, Santa Monica College
Two Year Certification Program, GPA 4.0
Emphasis in Computer Animation and Interactive Design
University of California at Berkeley, College of Letters & Science
B.A. English, December 1997, GPA 3.5
Emphasis in Mass Communications and Cultural Studies