Award-winning graphic and interactive designer who strives to create value for both clients and users by creating superior brand and interactive experiences. Exceptionally skilled at translating explicit goals, observation, and analysis into insightful design. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including client-facing design leadership and account management skills. Seeking leadership role with an ambitious, design-driven organization where creativity and innovation is rewarded.
Senior User Experience Designer, Sabre Travel Network, Southlake TX - January 2013 to Present
Design software workflows and interfaces for expert users. Collaborate with product marketing team to create features that create value for professional end-users and their customers. Observe and integrate findings from usability testing. Evangelise the value of User Experience Design within Sabre Travel Network. Develop and improve processes that enable UX to provide organizational value.
Senior Interaction Designer, [x]cube LABS, Dallas, TX - May 2012 to January 2013
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. Manage junior design staff in creation of user interface designs. Create and improve processes that enable communication and collaboration with clients, designers, and engineers.
Principal & Creative Director, ohTwentyone, Colleyville, TX - 2005 to Present
Manage projects, team members, and client expectations. Translate client needs and business goals 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.
Marketing Director, Paramount Mortgage, Fort Worth, TX - 2003 to 2005
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
Design print, web, and branding projects for small business and association clients. Business developement. Account Management.
Partner & Designer, Jon Walker Graphic Design, Charles Town, WV - 2000 to 2001
Design 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.
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 - General Member