I’ve gained valuable experience directly managing client and vendor expectations. I’ve learned how to tell the client or the vendor things that they might need to know but are afraid to hear.
I will typically carry small to medium projects all the way from conception to completion. I have experience working independently and consider myself to be a self-starter. As part of a larger team, I can comfortably fit within a narrower UX, Design or Development role. I consider myself a Designer above all, so if I’m in a situation where all I’m doing is programming, I value having a voice with regard to interaction, implementation, style and taste.
I've done work for Ford, Atomized, P&G, Gap, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, MetroPCS, Valvoline, North American Properties, Coca-Cola, Wrigley, Sunrun, Walmart, Publix, Cadillac Jack, Equifax, IHG.
I believe in sharing work early in the design process. I endorse the Lean UX methodology. I'm a perfectionist, but maintain a mindful awareness that "Done is better than perfect." Central to working iteratively is knowing when to sacrifice quality for speed, but also how to be resourceful at balancing the two.
Having practical knowledge of the entire process allows me to design experiences that feel natural and can actually be built. I'm able to lead others, work without an ego, and generate my own ideas. Humble when asked to flesh out someone else's ideas.
- The experience of hiring programmers to build Local Menus is the catalyst that originally encouraged me to learn how to code the things I've designed.
- I was on a segment of reality tv a long time ago. It's silly, don't watch it.
- I published observations about UX & game design at Game of Thumbs. It's overall highly functional and organized in its implementation. It's always fun to stretch the boundaries of a WordPress-driven UI. It took a lot of time to write new critiques, so I was in the process of streamlining it, but when Apple announced it would be sunsetting affiliate payments, that was the nail in that coffin not only for me but for anyone else who may be interested in providing content for it.