I'm a 36 year old product designer who likes to get his hands dirty. I am interested in the full lifecycle of product development, with a constant growth mindset. As a result, I have quite a few strange hobbies...
My strengths, as with most things in life, are best delivered in a bullet list:
- Design methods and systems
- Planning and execution
- Vision setting
- Communication and Influence
- Critique and facilitation
- Learning and mentoring
- Conceptual Thinking and Modeling
- User-centered design
- Technical and Product Knowledge
- Interaction Design
- Visual Design
- User Research
- UX Writing
- Design Strategy
- Gap Analysis and Prioritization
- Journey mapping
2011 – Atlassian
Design lead for Bitbucket.org. Redesigned an entire web application of over 70 views and workflows. Optimized signup funnels to help reach a user base of over 1 million worldwide. Implemented Lean UX methodologies to change a developer driven culture to adopt design thinking.
2009 – Palo Alto Software
UX lead for LivePlan, a business planning SaaS product. Designed a complete user experience from the ground up, involving complex financial controls and document editing/publishing.
2008 – EPIC
Designed and coded various educational web apps. Created an identity for a network of tools giving them a unified look and feel. Clients ranged from organizations at the state, national and international level. I was also a system administrator and was responsible for moving a data center.
2007 – University of Oregon
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts.
2006 – GEAR UP
Developed content for a bilingual site and managed MySQL databases. I also maintained a legacy custom CMS in PHP.