Overview

Strengths & Qualifications

  • Broadened perspective stemming from intense project involvement with engineering, marketing & management teams.
  • Solid project manager committed to delivering exceptional work while meeting project milestones
  • Accomplished in numerous formats, media, workflows & applications.

Professional Profile

  • Engaged & participatory team member.
  • Imaginative designer with diverse interests.
  • Tenacious problem solver.
  • Pragmatic & focused on results.

Educational Background

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
1997 to 2001
New York, NY
BFA & Recipient of full-tuition scholarship.
Studies in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Chelsea College of Art
2000
London, England
Foreign Exchange Student, Media Studies

Relevant Experience

Pixink
San Francisco, CA
Lead Designer (2011 to Present)

A micro-agency serving a diverse client base ranging from non-profits to Fortune 100 corporations. Working with a crack team of specialist producers, we develop messaging, visual identity, UI/UX, and  create other niche content. Lots of late nights and weekends sacrificed in the name of perfection.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)
Stockton, CA
Marketing Senior Specialist (2008 to Present)

RTD is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County, operating buses that serve nearly 5 million passenger trips annually. Worked with the marketing team to lead a successful redesign of RTD’s website, (www.sanjoaquinrtd.com,) improving accessibility, strengthening standards compliance, and integrating a database-oriented architecture. Engaged internal and community stakeholders to ensure thorough testing and quality-assurance during each stage of the design process. Additional key accomplishments include:

  • Building web forum to coordinate procurement efficiencies between 21 Bay Area transit agencies.
  • Leading a project team to build an SMS-based arrival information tool for mobile devices.
  • Creating and refining UI/UX for digital transit applications, from wireframe, through testing, to final deliverable.
  • Integrating system-wide service data with Google Maps, and building an online trip planner to assist users.

Double Pi, Inc
San Francisco, CA
Senior Project Manager (2004-2008)
Design Project Coordinator (2004)
Graphic Designer (2002-2004)

Web design firm that catered principally to small businesses. Arrived at company 2 years after its startup and personally oversaw a net growth of new accounts amounting to a 1460% increase over a 10 quarter period; growing its account base from 5 clients up to 73. This increase is owed to placing an intense and careful focus on the needs of individual clients, and to incrementally improving the company’s proprietary, subscription-based software.

  • Built and supported the iterative development of a content management system for targeted industries.
  • Collaborated on diverse projects and overcame challenges, often on a tightly-managed schedule.

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Application Proficiencies:

Microsoft Office
– Word
– Excel
– Access
– Visio

Final Cut Pro +Motion
OmniGraffle
Keynote
Newtek Lightwave 9
Modo 601
Cinema 4D

Adobe CS5
– Photoshop
– Dreamweaver
– Illustrator
– InDesign
– Acrobat Pro
– Flash

Web Standards: HTML/CSS/PHP/jQuery
Strong ability with Mac OSX, iOS, & Windows platforms
Color profile calibration and management, on-screen and print

Other Skills:

Silkscreen & large format printing (Encad & HP)
3D computer graphics & animation
Traditional painting & drawing

Language Skills:

English (Native Speaker)
French (Fluent)
German (Elementary Proficiency)
Spanish (Elementary Proficiency)