Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a Business Administration minor
William Woods University
DESIGNER EXPERIENCE SR
August 2015 – Present
As part of Honeywell’s User Experience (HUE) team, I’ve been engaged on a variety of tasks revolving around their connected home offering, Lyric. From purely a design perspective, I’ve offered end-to-end solutions, including: sketches/concepts, wireframing, visual design, development specifications, prototyping, animation and asset generation for multiple operating systems and devices. On a strategic front, I’ve interfaced with teams across the globe, using collaborative tools such as Confluence, JIRA, Dropbox and Lync. As a team we’ve established file-naming conventions and storage formats/structures, while I personally defined a standard application for design and created supporting files to accompany it. While my primary focus has been user experience/user interface, I’ve also designed emails, web pages and presentations while at Honeywell.
December 2009 – Present
For the past six years, I’ve worked with various startups and established businesses around the country as a consultant. I’ve been engaged on a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to: branding, UI/UX (mobile, web, responsive), pitch decks, direct marketing, promotional vehicle wraps, infographics, custom icons/illustration and more. Recently my primary focus has been helping clients with products in-market overhaul their user interfaces and experiences to be more intuitive and standardized.
February 2007 – Present
As the art director at Rêv Worldwide, I was responsible for a variety of tasks. I produced various materials, from web site comps to debit cards to direct mail to packaging. The materials I produced were distributed internationally and were translated in languages as diverse as Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and French. I worked on a team with 2 other designers; a creative director predominantly in charge of print collateral and an interactive director who primarily worked on the web sites. Rêv has it’s hands in a variety of markets, including but not limited to: banking, mobile applications, mobile payments, funding start-ups and non-profit ventures.
December 2006 – February 2007
As an art director at LatinWorks I was responsible for executing ideas the creative directors conjured up and bringing them to fruition. I was in charge of producing mechanicals and reproducing print and web graphics for clients such as Domino’s, Budweiser, NetSpend, Chevrolet and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
March 2004 – December 2006
As the art director at NetSpend, I was responsible for predominantly print collateral. I produced posters, postcards, direct mail, presentations and prepaid debit cards on a team of 3 designers. My role as art director also included tasks that supported the web team, creating online advertising campaigns, mocking up websites and making email templates. Pieces developed in-house were completed in multiple languages and were laid out in both Spanish and English at a minimum. Strategic partners included Money Box, ACE Cash Express, HEB and Randall’s.
October 2002 – October 2003
As a graphic designer at Premier Marketing, I produced advertisements to exacting client specifications and provided branding solutions for clientele. I was responsible for dummying all of our six publications and was part of a three-person design team that paginated our magazines. The three of us produced one bi-monthly publication, three monthly publications, and two upscale lifestyle magazines that went to press every other month. We were personally responsible for flight-checking our own sections, as well as aiding the editors in making corrections and changes to the copy after the text had been flowed.
September 2001 – May 2002
As a production artist with Graphic Education I was given the responsibility of producing short Flash animations and graphics to accompany online learning courses. The courses were healthcare-based and were taken for credit by students pursuing nursing degrees.
Expert level understanding of user interface and user experience
Advanced illustrative and design capabilities
Excellent understanding of animation and video programs
Well-rounded experience in layout development and layout programs
Recipient of silver ADDY award (2003)
Outstanding academic achievement in graphic design (2002)
Recipient of four production awards for outstanding advertising production (2003)