Working with exceptional people is a thrill. I've been lucky enough to do so over the years. I have a solid foundation in not only design, but project planning and am focussed on coming up with solutions that work and are delivered on time.

freelance art director / designer

September 1999–present

Tackling both online and print work, I’ve had the pleasure to work on a wide variety of projects. I’ve branded new startups, designed web sites, developed advertising and demand gen programs, consulted on UI and UX design, designed a 1,500 person user conference, and created trade show graphics that have been displayed across the globe. I’ve worked for startups, individuals, artists, financial organizations, technology leaders, attorneys and even a preschool.

creative director

New Relic | San Francisco, California | October 2008–August 2012

As a core team member from the company’s inception, I established the brand and visual language that led the company though the acquisition of 18,000 active accounts. Part of the marketing department, I was webmaster and responsible for the IA and content of the website; I managed and created visual assets for the website, online and traditional advertising, promotional items, campaigns, trade shows and events; I also contributed to the software UI and advocated for best practices in design and user experience. Together, the marketing team consistently met and exceeded goals set by the board and management team and the development team delighted customers time and time again.

creative services manager

Wily Technology | Brisbane, California | June 2002–May 2007

As part of an active Marketing Communications department in a rapidly growing enterprise software start up, I managed the brand and visual design of Wily’s web sites, advertising, marketing tools and campaigns, trade show and event graphics, and external communications materials. I also contributed to the development of Wily’s core product both as a visual and interaction designer. Managing a group of staff, agencies, and freelancers I successfully took on the challenge of a company that tripled in size during my tenure and sold in January 2006 for $375 million.

visual designer / art director

2Plus2 Partners | Oakland, California | July 2001–June 2002

As the sole visual designer in a small web development firm, I was responsible for creating new site designs as well as exending established designs to accommodate new features. In addition, I designed and developed motion graphics pieces and several print projects, including company sales and marketing collateral.

senior designer / creative lead

Event Zero | San Francisco, California | June–December 2000

As part of the creative team for a young web development company, I led a three-month experience design project for a leading lifestyle music company. During the course of the project I wrote the creative brief, contributed to the interaction design process, and performed all visual and interface design for the project. In addition to my project-based work, I participated in meetings that contributed to the formalization of the corporate experience design process and was part of the San Francisco office proposal and project planning team.

skills

I’m up to date with HTML5 and CSS3. I can also design and code clean, compliant email and I have experience with services like Emma and Marketo.

I speak Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, InDesign and Dreamweaver.

I design for print and can take care of pre-press. I’ve taken on everything from stickers and postcards to cd packaging and large format printing for signage.

I have experience with video editing and preparing video for the web. iMovie and Final Cut Express are great tools for video and Screenflow is a great tool for capturing desktop video.