I am an experienced professional interaction designer with over 20 years of experience in the continually evolving fields of digital arts and graphic design. I operate from Atlanta, Georgia, however, my ability to utilize technology as a means of easily bridging the distance between myself and my clients has enabled me to provide services to dozens of local small businesses, large companies operating across the US and high-profile multinational corporations.
My roles have included:
- Creative Director/Art Director
- Visual Effects Designer
- Interactive Motion Designer
- Website and Video Planning / Implementation
- Website Maintenance
- Search Engine Optimization
- Marketing Analysis
- Content Management System Theme Design
- Presentation Graphic Designer
- Video Producer / Editor
- Video Post-Production
- Company Branding and Identity Packages
My work tools and services:
ADOBE MASTER COLLECTION
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Brackets, Edge Reflow, Edge Code Preview, Edge Animate, Lightroom, Indesign, Acrobat and other Adobe solutions have been my “Swiss Army Knife” companions and facilitate most of my work.
MOBILE WEB DESIGN
Since the introduction of the iPhone my interest has relied on the mobile first design approach. I test against Apple iOS, Android, Windows 7 and Blackberry devices.
UI / UX
User Interface design and User Experience design are often confused. I design UI based on tested patterns. While UX is based on how the audience interacts and connects with the environments I build for my clients.
I use hosted solutions, Google analytics and web developer tools to track and enhance a site’s performance.
3D MODELING & ANIMATION
My preferred tools of the trade include After Effects, ElectricImage, Form•Z, Cinema4D, Luxology Modo, ZBrush and Sculptris.
Building brands is not just setting up a logo and stationery. It is the practice of reinforcing services and company culture around customers. Wether its an existing brand or a new development I have experience in building solutions for both.
I started my career as a traditional artist. This foundation led me to use tools such as Painter, Sketchbook Pro, Layers and Ideas on iPad. Currently, Wacom tablets are among my preferred tools to produce my craft.
My first full time job was as a PowerPoint operator. Since then I have used an array of corporate presentation software such as Apple Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Sharing files with clients is a convenient way to collaborate by integrating Dropbox, Skydrive or Box as part of the workflow.
Techniques I’m currently learning to master are xCode, Hype, Mootools, Wireframing, https streaming and how to train my hound.