CV

INFO

Born: 1981, Los Angeles, California
Raised: Queens, New York City
Currently: Portland, Oregon

 

EDUCATION

2010-2012
Master of Fine Arts

Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA, Media Design Practices / Lab

2001-2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA, Graphic Design

1999-2001
Associates in Applied Sciences

County College of Morris Randolph, NJ, Graphic Design

 

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

AIGA PORTLAND × Board of Directors, Content Director & President-elect
5/2016 – CURRENT

– Defining and executing content and editorial strategies while managing and inspiring a rotating team of volunteer blog writers and social media volunteers; to unite, advance, and educate the Portland Chapter members and the Portland design community
– Reporting analytics and performance of all digital channels

 

JAGUAR LAND ROVER × Lead Product Owner and Strategist
3/2016 – CURRENT

– Defining and implementing the Product Initiation and Prioritization Process
– Executing strategic research to define product scope, user stories, and reqs
– Aligning delivery of products to larger business process and objectives
– Aligning design and development of products to system level design architecture
– Leading Intellectual Property submissions to meet business quota
– Communicating with Product Stakeholders and Senior Management

 

JAGUAR LAND ROVER × Lead Graphics User Experience Developer
7/2015 – 3/2016

– Led multi-disciplinary teams in the creation of system level design architecture
– Information Architecture, Wireframes, Flow Diagrams, Interaction Model Specs
– Graphic asset creation and visual style guides
– Interactive Prototype Development in Qt/QML
– Web Development in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Ruby
– User test scripts, moderation, observation, & reporting

 

THE RARE STUDIO × Founder, CEO, Director of Creative Technology
6/2012 – 6/2015

– Founded and managed a creative technology studio dedicated to early-stage and established companies; providing them with services while teaching those executing deliverables
– Provided businesses with cumulative profits and ROI’s estimating over $1.5m
– Empowered 5 employees to pivot their careers into their desired direction
– Clients included: ArtCenter, Continuum, Beatshare Inc., Pentagram, Razorfish, NETLabTK, Nokia, Media Design Practices, UCLA AUD, Made In Space, and Yu+CO

 

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN × Adjunct Professor, Interaction Design, H&S
6/2013 – 4/2015 {12 Classes / 6 Terms}

– Interaction Design: Systems & Users, Ecosystem Design, Sonic Interaction, Information Architecture, Designing for Delight, Future Car Experiences
– H&S: Sciences of the Unseen, and The Scientific Method for Artists
– Served on the Academic Council Committee and several task forces for the development of curriculum, alignment, and operational processes

 

WOODBURY UNIVERSITY × Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
1/2013 – 4/2015 {7 Classes / 5 Terms}

– Courses taught: Introduction to Web Design, Advanced Web Design, Communication Design, Advanced Typography, and Mobile Interaction Design
– Authored User Experience Program Charter {with a seat as Department Director}

 

THE MAP OFFICE {PENTAGRAM} × Senior Multi-disciplinary Designer
2005 – 2010

– Print: brand style guides, collateral & stationery, magazines, books, posters
– Digital: wireframes, flows, information architecture; from web to installations
– Ushered the studio and its portfolio through its absorption into Pentagram

 

AWARDS

2011
Graduate Media Design Practices Thesis Scholarship, ACCD
Graduate Media Design Practices Research Grant, ACCD

2010
Graduate Media Design Practices Student Scholarship, ACCD

2009
AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers Award, JWT Tic-Toc, The Map Office

2007
AIGA 365 Poster Award, Stealth Poster, The Map Office

2005
Armin Hofmann Award for Excellence in Graphic Design, UArts
Senior Degree Project Citation Award, UArts

2004
Junior Workshop with Karel Martens, UArts

2000
First Place Design Derby, Art Directors Club of NJ, CCM

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013
Leonardo On-line, Leonardo ABstract Service (LABS), web

2012
SVA Critical Information, Affection Research Lab, web
Creative Applications Network, Affection Stations, web
Beautiful Decay, Tonalis Luminous, web

2011
AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers Annual, JWT Tic-Toc, print, web

2009
New York Times, Thoughts on Democracy Poster, web

2008
Typomofo, Stealth Poster, print
AREA 2, Map Thank You Cards, print

2007
AIGA 365 Annual, Stealth Poster, print, web

 

TALKS

2015
Never The Machine Forever, The Frog, LA, CA
10 Design Jobs in 2025, Razorfish, Austin, TX
All we’ll do is eat: IoT & Autonomous Vehicles, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
The User Centered Design Process for IxD, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
Introduction to Affordances & Signifiers, Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2014
Internet of Things Workshop, Razorfish, Portland, OR

2012
Affection Research Lab: Affection Stations and The Signal Archive, SVA, NY

 

EXHIBITIONS

2013
T.I.N.Y: The Interactive New York, Super Pier, NY, NY

2012
The Signal Archive, BETALevel, Los Angeles, CA
Affection Stations, Wind Tunnel Gallery at Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2011
The Music of Hans Koch, The Wulf, Los Angeles, CA
Hidden Timbres, Wind Tunnel Gallery at Art Center, Pasadena, CA
Thesis Work in Progress, Wind Tunnel Gallery at Art Center, Pasadena, CA
Telematic Tales, Wind Tunnel Gallery at Art Center, Pasadena, CA
MADE UP: Design’s Fictions, Wind Tunnel Gallery at Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2008
AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, NY, NY
Black is Beautiful, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Thoughts on Democracy, The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL

2007
AIGA 365, National Design Center, NY

2005
LOVE HATE, Gallery One at UArts, Philadelphia, PA

 

TOOLKIT
Adobe Creative Suite, Sublime Text, Sketch, InVision, Pure Data, MAX/MSP, TSPS, OSCulator, NETLab Toolkit, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Object Oriented Programming, ActionScript 3, Processing, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, MySQL, and Lua. Developing knowledge of Python and C++ (via Cinder).

 

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