My focus is in user experience design, user interface design, visual design, and most recently the use of artificial intelligence and how this intersects with the design process.  I am interested in working with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Blockchain and the practical application of these technologies in meaningful ways that help people.

I bring an emphasis on developing a user centered strategy and validating design decisions through user research and user testing. By providing design led solutions, defining problems, anticipating user needs, identifying business goals, and my deep understanding of technology I am able to determine practical solutions through all phases of the project cycle.

I hold a Bachelor of the Arts in Film and Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and have completed post graduate studies in Interaction Design at the University of California, Los Angeles. I am passionate about working with people and enjoy collaborating on a range of different projects in different industries. I have worked on enterprise level applications in teams of 25-30 people and smaller teams of 2-5, all of which provide great challenges and benefits.

When not working or designing great interactive experiences I enjoy reading, surfing, swimming, and photography. I am currently based in Los Angeles, CA.

Key Accomplishments

Led all design initiatives and ensured design requirements were met and exceeded for Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor’s update to a new system which guides the creation and management of Los Angeles County’s $1.2 trillion assessment roll and the County’s 2.6 million properties.

Designed out University of California’s Graduate Division “Smart Recommendations” feature an open source recommendation engine that can map out the student lifecycle and cross reference an individual student’s search history and recommend what they are likely eligible for and raise that content to the top of their recommendations feed when it is most helpful to their academic and professional career.

Consulted with the Art Directors Guild during their 2016 redesign initiative.  Preformed technical assessment, design and integrations audit, request for proposal generation, and reviewing of proposals from vendors.  Presented in front of the Board of Directors and was successfully granted the total of $250,000 for the redesign of the website.

Designed and created low and high-fidelity prototypes, provided content producers and information architects creative, effective, and strategical ways of displaying content across an ecosystem of 6 sites spanning over 200,000 pages for the Pepperdine University 2014 redesign initiative.

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