Award-winning graphic designer who strives to create value for both clients and users by creating superior brand experiences for users, and by applying a cognition-based design approach to problems both online and off. Demonstrated ability to translate both explicit written and oral instruction and passive data and analysis driven observation into insightful design that provides value to users, and creates value for clients.
Senior Interaction Designer, [x]cube LABS Dallas, TX - May 2012 to Present
Role: Translate client requirements and use-case scenarios into software architecture, user experience patterns and user interface designs for mobile applications. Collaborate with teammates in a client-facing capacity as a leader of design thinking exercises. Art Direction. Manage junior design staff in creation of user interface designs.
Principal & Creative Director, ohTwentyone Colleyville, TX - 2005 to Present
Role: Manage projects, team members, and client expectations. Translate client needs into design requirements, recommend solutions based on budgets, timelines and best practices. Lead branding, print and web design projects for small business and association clients.
Clients: American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, Society of Emergency Medicine Physicians Assistants, Spencer & Devon, Joshua Expeditions, Allied Compliance Services, Elite Medical Academy, MLSC Data Management Solutions, NerdE Solutions, Southwestern Services, TST Construction Services, TerraHawk, Walker Wellness Clinic at The Cooper Aerobic Center
Marketing Director, Paramount Mortgage Fort Worth, TX - 2003 to 2005
Role: Plan and implement overall marketing strategy, as well as planning and executing individual loan officers' marketing initiatives. Lead branding and website redesign efforts. Implemented Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Principal & Sr. Designer, LeftUpstairs Studios Shepherdstown, WV - 2001 to 2003
Role: Designed print, web, and branding projects for small business and association clients.
Clients: The Solution PR, International Wood Products Association, InfoSnap.com, American Rivers, Hydropower Reform Coalition, and Rachel Simmons
Partner & Designer, Jon Walker Graphic Design Charles Town, WV - 2000 to 2001
Role: Designed print and branding projects, lead web design projects. Lead redesign of branding and web site for National Association of Governors Highway Safety Representatives. Lead branding of Singapore-based tech startup.
Clients: National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives (GHSR), International Wood Products Association (IWPA), Certified Alarm Technology, Chevy Chase Recreational Association, Hydropower Reform Coalition, The Solution PR
Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV - BFA, 2000
Studio Art, Concentration in Graphic Design
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD - Summer Program
Adobe CS Suite
2012 Regional Design Annual - Print Magazine
LogoLounge 7 - Rockport
American Package Design Awards 2012 - GDUSA
American Graphic Design Awards 2011 - GDUSA
LogoLounge Master Collection Vol.4 - Rockport
American Web Design Awards 2011 - GDUSA
Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways... - Wiley
Trademarks USA 2 - Ampixx
American Graphic Design Awards 2010 - GDUSA
Trademarks USA - Ampixx
American Web Design Awards 2010 - GDUSA
Logoliscious - Harper Collins
The New Big Book of Layouts - Harper Collins
American Graphic Design Awards 2009 - GDUSA
Designing for the Greater Good - Harper Colllins
Logo Lounge Master Collection, Vol.1 - Rockport
American Web Design Awards 2009 - GDUSA
Logo Lounge Vol.5 - Rockport
Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
AIGA - DFW Board Member, Website Director
IxDA - Member