PROFILE

I am seeking a position with an inventive and growth oriented company that will utilize my creative skills to develop exceptional user experiences.

I endeavor to deliver creative dialogues that transform core values into corporate potency helping brands achieve their ambitions. I am always looking for new ways to make a change people’s perceptions, spark activity, and build relationships. I believe in making experiences easy, engaging and fun. I put people at the heart of the design process.

I am passionate about communication in every form; visual, musical, and social. I strive unify these worlds, to create rich, evocative user experiences in new and thoughtful ways.

I am an excellent problem solver, capable of quickly determining root causes and formulating eloquent, intuitive and technically feasible solutions. I am an effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences translating solutions into plain-speak, ensuring clarity.

I am a collaborative and insightful leader, able to inspire, excite, motivate and mentor, cross-functional teams to exceed expectations.


EXPERIENCE

Freelance Creative Director & UI Designer Present

Marketing collateral and brand templates. Brand strategy and brand consistency. Oracle Eloqua Marketing and Cloud Solutions.

Great American Deals | Creative Director | UI Designer 1/2012 to 5/2014

All marketing collateral and brand templates. Pitching and winning business. Project requirements and pros/cons pitch decks. Brand strategy and brand consistency. iOS apps for email acquisition, customer purchasing and merchant tools. Magento Enterprise multi-store, UX, UI, Front-End Development, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and JavaScript. Training and acquisition PowerPoint presentations.

Board Game Geek | Creative Director 1/2011 to 9/2011

All aspects of interface design, concept development, brand identity, and a flexible page design with scalability, improved tools, fresh content, and site reorganization. Directed, managed, technical requirements, UX, UI, for multiple company internet properties. Collaborated with developers to ensure every aspect of creative, branding, technical, marketing requirements, so that the final product was engaging, intuitive, and simple.

Youbet.com & Churchill Downs | Senior Interactive Designer 2/2009 to 12/2010

Production, design, and deployment of all marketing collateral, including web content, landing pages, banners, mobile apps, email and e-newsletter templates, high-profile advertising, logos, social media, multimedia, podcasts, print, VIP & Winback marketing, Google tagging, and photography. Managed workflow, recruited, trained, and mentored designers & freelancers. Contributed to significant increase in company share price by improving all marketing efforts, shares increased 350% in 2009.

Aquent | Senior Interactive Designer 10/2008 to 2/2009

Contracted to Youbet.com: For the marketing team I designed and coded all display banners, ad hoc emails, and ad hoc landing pages.

Freelance Creative Director 1/2000 to 10/2010

All creative, design, marketing, and front-end development for: askbarcaly.com, suzannejuul.com, michaelgough.com, classicgirlcreations.com, peaceandlovejewelry.com, and spectralmotion.com

Warner Brothers & Retrofit Films | Music composer for Vampire Diaries Season One DVD 8/2010
Baccarat NYC | Creative Director – Ad Campaign for Kristina Buckley Marketing Director 6/2005
Microsoft XBOX | Music Composer for Kingdom Under Fire 1/2003 to 12/2004
Cakewalk & Intel | Featured Artist in Ad Campaigns & Xbox 5.1 Demo at GDC 2004 1/2003 – 2004
Capitol Records: Keith Urban | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003
Sony Records: Robin Williams | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003
Universal Records: Willie Nelson | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003
Virgin Records: Rolling Stones | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003
Virgin Records: Beenie Man | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003
Virgin Records: Thalia | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003
Virgin Records: Robbie Williams | Instrumentation & Musical Programmer 1/2003 to 12/2003

SKILLS

Acid
Advertising
Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Relationships
Agile
Audio Engineering
Basecamp
Brainstorming
Brand Building
Brand Design
Brand Preservation
CD Architect
Coaching
Communication Skills
Conceptual Ideas
Conversion Improvements
Copywriting
Corporate Ads
Corporate Identity
Corporate Photography
Creative Direction
Cross-Functional Collaboration
CSS3
Cubase
Customer Acquisition
Customer Experience
Customer Relationships
Display Banners
Dreamweaver
DVD Architect
E-Commerce
Effective Collaborations
Elegant Solutions
Eloqua
Exact Target
Excel
Git
High Profile Marketing
HTML5
Illustrator
JavaScript
Jira
Joomla
JQuery
Live
Local Marketing
Logic
Magento
MailChimp
Melodyne
Mentoring
Milestones
Mobile
Motion Design
MOTU
Multimedia Communication
Netbeans
PhoneGap
Photo Direction
Photography
Photoshop
PowerPoint
Premier
Presentation Skills
Print Collateral
Process Improvements
Promotional Materials
ProTools
QA
Roadmaps
Social Media
Sonar
Sound Design
Sound Forge
Soundbooth
Strategy
Strong Communication Skills
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Style Guides
Team Building
Team Management
Timelines
Trade Shows
Typography
Ubuntu
User Experience
User Interface
Vegas
Video Editing
Web Analytics
Websites
Word
Word Press
Xcode

AWARDS

Grammy 2003 | “Mendocino County Line” Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack | Musical Programmer Production Team – Programming, Drum Enhancement & Keyboards
Grammy 2003 | “Grim Rapper Robin Williams Live 2002” Robin Williams | Musical Programmer Production Team – Programming, Drum Enhancement, Keyboards, Editing & Synchronization