User Experience Designer


Summary, Experience, Skills & Process

Summary: 10+ years of professional classical and modern art, music, design, front-end development, mobile, interactive, and online advertising experience. AAA game design experience with multiple shipped titles.

Industry experience in the following fields: Video Games, Film, Music, Online Advertisement, Health/Medical, Social Networking, E-Commerce, International B2B Market, Minor League Sports, Museum/Art Gallery, Non-Profit Organization

Skills & Specialties: User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Information Architecture (IA), XHTML, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Agile, Rapid Prototyping, User Stories, User Flow, User Research (UR), User Testing, Wireframes, Web Design, Front-end Web Development, Mobile Design, Branding and Identity, Online Advertising, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Fireworks, Mac, PC, Microsoft Office, Visio, LucidChart, Balsamiq

Design Process: Discover → Define → Ideate → Create → Iterate

Continuing Education: C#, 3ds Max

Contact: Please contact me via LinkedIn for any professional inquiries.

343 Industries

Senior User Experience Designer / April 2011 - Present

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Halo Waypoint responsibilites include User Experience, User Interface design, Information Architecture, brainstorming, concepting, User Stories, flow charts, wireframes, prototyping, and final designs and final art assets for console, mobile, apps, and web. Performed quality assurance on the existing website content, Atlas iOS companion app, and the printed game guide for Halo: Combat Evolved: Anniversary. Design documentation. Design collaboration.

Additional responsibilites include Halo Waypoint Xbox Live Advertisement design, approval, and collaboration.

In-game art for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 4. Designed Terminal content for both games, Forerunner glyphs, Forerunner language used Requiem's Forerunner UI, and 10 multiplayer emblems for Halo 4. Designed the Halo Waypoint box art for 2011 and 2012.

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AAA Titles:

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Mobile Titles:

Film Credits:

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Icon Design Pro

Owner & Principal Designer / September 2006 - Present

Define, develop and execute all creative projects, from proposal through production. Production schedule, art direction, design, and development strategies.

Client projects include: International B2B website design and front-end development, Minor League Athletic branding and website design and content management system development, non-profit organization branding, E-commerce website design and Paypal integration, wedding programs, and save-the-date notifications.

Noir Game Studios

Lead User Experience Designer / February 2012 - January 2013

Defined the User Experience, User Research, User Testing, Information Architecture, and wireframes for an unannounced project. Created and successfully implemented a UI design and UX design process, workflow and lifecycle.


Online Advertising Designer / January 2011 - March 2011

Designed and developed static and animated Flash advertisement banners featuring AT&T mobile devices and wireless services. Made over 500,000 impressions per advertisement on sites including MSN.com, Yahoo.com, and Facebook.com.


Lockerz, Inc.

JavaScript Developer / October 2010

Short-term contract to develop JQuery and JavaScript for social media launch. Task was developed, tested, and implemented within a two-day timeframe.


Sesame Communications

Web Design Specialist / July 2008 - July 2010

Designed, developed, and launched over 65 unique websites. Designed websites with Photoshop and developed by hand-coding CSS, valid XHTML, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery. Designed and built Sesame's first mobile website product offering. Designed the mobile GUI and developed using jQuery Mobile.

Wanapum Heritage Center

Intern, Web Designer and Developer / June 2005 - December 2008

Sole designer and developer of the new Wanapum Heritage Center website. Designed and developed a comprehensive online presence. Performed User Stories, Competitor Analysis, Needs Analysis, Information Architecture, Wireframes, final design, and final development. All work resulted in an information hub for educators, students, and future visitors.


2D/3D Modern Artist

Self / January 2002 - June 2008

Group Exhibitions:

Laura Vuitton in Pink was one of two poster children for the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center 2008 Local Artist's Exhibit, and featured in the regional arts and entertainment publication Venue.

Pursued by larger galleries for solo exhibitions.

Curiously Strong (Musical Band)

Bass guitarist & Vocalist / January 2004 - April 2008

Comprised of three band members, Curiously Strong's unique musical style, coined "Neo-Surf Blues", was influenced by surf, blues, rock, Freddy King, The Ventures, Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, Link Wray, and ZZ Top.

Finished recording the band's first album in 2005. The 5 song demo was released in the spring of 2005. Songs from the demo may be heard on MySpace.

Trained in classical vocals for 2 years. Vocal range, at that time, coloratura soprano.