Skills

Creative Skills

Experience in agencies, startups and SAAS creating innovative interfaces, campaign concepts, video & brand strategy for education, technology, travel, fine art, outdoor & real estate.

Sketch, InVision, Studio, Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, After Effects, Premiere, Character Animator, Audition, InDesign, Acrobat Pro), Microsoft Office

Technical Skills

Front-end development focusing on the latest technologies to build and manage websites, web applications, interactive installations, interactive video and design frameworks.

HTML, CSS, LESS, Sass, JavaScript, AngularJS Framework, PHP, WordPress, Drupal, Craft CMS, Git, Mercurial

Experience

APR 2019 PRESENT

View.DO - Denver CO

Design Director
  • Lead exercises and workshops to develop company name, brand voice and marketing communication strategy.
  • Designed logo, brand look and feel, client engagement collateral and digital assets.
  • Created Sketch and Figma libraries for rapid design concepts and hand-off to development.
  • Produced a component library to quickly build and deploy interactive experiences.
  • Developed a style library using the LESS pre-processor to work alongside the component library and easily skin experiences to match client brands and existing assets.
Key Clients Arizona State University, Good Sam Enterprises
JAN 2013 MAR 2019

Influence Technologies - Denver CO

Design Architect, UX Architect, Associate Creative Director
  • Lead interface and user experience design efforts.
  • Worked with creative team to deliver interactive experiences with a focus on storytelling through video.
  • Developed a design system for accelerated design & prototyping with consistency across projects.
  • Produced and optimized video and motion graphics for web delivery across platforms.
  • Created reusable templates for rapid development.
  • Collaborated to produce a reusable style framework to speed up front-end development efforts.
  • Developed best practices for video delivery and helped implement adaptive bitrate streaming.
  • Transitioned outdated, non-mobile friendly Flash content into modern technologies.
Key Clients Arizona State University, Starbucks, Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Camping World
NOV 2009 DEC 2012

Wired World Media - Denver CO

Chief Creative Officer & Senior Front-end Developer
  • Managed concept and design of all creative projects acting as Creative Director and Lead Designer.
  • Worked with a network of freelance designers, writers, and illustrators to produce interactive deliverables.
  • Produced point-of-purchase and print collateral.
  • As Lead Developer, planned and developed projects to use the best available technologies and deliver projects under challenging time lines
  • Created best practices and a reusable code library for delivering interactive video using Adobe Flash.
Key Clients Polyvision, Dex, Mannatech, Zero Dropouts
OCT 2008 NOV 2009

Henrygill Advertising - Denver, CO

Senior Art Director & Senior Developer
  • Lead all interactive design efforts including project planning, cost estimation, contractor management, conceptual design, usability, information architecture, search engine optimization, and social media.
  • Designed award-winning sites including a travel-based website with a traffic increase of 1,000% over 3 months.
  • Completed front-end development, back-end development, server installation & configuration, and maintenance.
  • Lead the movement of all agency and client websites to a new hosting environment which both improved performance and cut down costs significantly.
Key Clients Lutron, Dairy Queen, Frontier Airlines, Mercedes of Littleton
AUG 2007 OCT 2008

Malenke | barnhart - Denver, CO

Senior Designer
  • Lead design and art direction on award-winning interactive projects including website, kiosks and online advertising.
  • Mentored junior level designers in conception and design.
  • Worked with team to develop and maintain a process for optimal efficiency within the creative group.
  • Organized group outings and activities to further skills and build team comradery.
  • Developed websites, landing pages and microsites.
  • Built interactive experiences and online advertisements using Adobe Flash.
Key Clients Denver Zoo, Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, Qwest (Now Centurylink), Ford Motor Company

Education

May 1995 DEC 1999

Bachelors Degree in Radio, Television & Film

University of Texas at Austin
  • Major: Radio, Television & Film
    Intensive New Media & Human Computer Interaction
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Minor: Business

Awards/Honors

Webby Awards (2), Art Director’s Club Awards (2), Addy Awards (2), WebAwards (4)
LeadsCon Innovation Challenge
iVX® Platform - Top 5 Finalist
Web Design: Best Studios
by Julius Wiedemann
Several pieces of work featured