Professional Experience

Feb 2013 – Feb 2014  |  Microsoft Dynamics – UX Designer

Worked with the lead UX Designer and development teams to develop next generation point-of-sale (POS) software targeted at tablets and smart phones along with an online store website. Produced wireframes, hi-def comps, redlines, icons, and graphic design visuals when needed.

This was a contract position through www.filterdigital.com

May 2012 – Aug 2012  |  The Seattle Times – UX / UI Designer

Designed the UI and produced detailed specification documents for the next version of their mobile website with enhancements targeted at iPads and iPhones. Helped refine the current Seattle Times mobile website. Helped set up and run a week long usability study.

This was a contract position through www.24seventalent.com

Jan 2007 – Jan 2012  |  Motricity – Sr. Designer, User Interface

Defined the overall visual design for a suite of web-based software tools targeted to mobile phone carriers to develop mobile app web stores, mobile advertising networks, SMS campaigns, and mobile internet portals for cell phones. Produced conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mock-ups, and prototypes. Produced and maintained detailed user-interface specifications. Produced graphic assets, icons and print graphic design when needed. Assisted with usability studies and product testing.

April 2005 – Jan 2007  |  Infospace – Graphic Designer/Product Designer

Concept and design of support graphics for marketing presentations that include, but not limited to diagrams, graphs, screenshot mock-ups of mobile applications and companion websites if applicable. Also produced graphic assets for product demos and developed Flash prototypes for user testing.

Infospace mobile division was bought by Motricity in 2007.

Feb 2004 – Dec 2004  |  Microsoft – Windows Extensions – Product Designer

User Interface and Product design for various future software concepts and releases. Extensive use of Photoshop for high definition comps. Use of Flash for prototypes along with Dreamweaver for internal websites. Produced graphic assets for software products. Print design when needed.

This was a contract position through Filterdigital.com (formerly Artsource).

Nov 2000 – Dec 2003  |  Microsoft – windowsmedia.com – Graphic Designer

Website design for future versions of windowsmedia.com and internal websites relating to Windows Media and Plus. Design of various web pages and daily graphics for the current windowsmedia.com website. Print design when needed.

This was a contract position through Filterdigital.com (formerly Artsource).

May 2000 – Nov 2000  |  Microsoft – MSNBC.com – Graphic Designer

Worked for the Sports and News sections designing feature graphics for breaking news on a daily basis and the Olympics section for the Summer Olympics in Australia. Other design duties included graphics for feature articles in other sections and various navigational buttons, banners and logos along with various promotional print projects.

This was a contract position through Filterdigital.com (formerly Artsource).

May 1997 – May 2000  | Pacific Trading Cards, Inc. – Sr. Graphic Designer

Responsible for introducing high design standards to a growing trading card producer. Work included a diverse set of tasks encompassing corporate identity, product & packaging design, and advertisement design. Involved in product planning with various copywriters and marketing executives. Provided creative direction for production artists.

Mar 1996 – May 1997  | Cedar Graphics, Inc. – Graphic Designer/Pre-press Manager

Provided the printing department with black/white and 4-color separated film and polyester plates for various products ranging from business cards to 4-color promotional catalogs and brochures I designed or were provided by clients. Provided support and maintenance of the growing Mac computer network. Provided creative direction for Production Artist.

May 1993 – Mar 1996  | Appaloosa Journal – Senior Graphic Designer

Responsible for the design and layout of features, articles, columns, advertisements and promotional materials for a 200+ page, color, monthly magazine for the Appaloosa Horse Club.


BFA: Graphic Design – University of Idaho