Thank you for visiting my site. I'm a versatile Digital Design/Art Director and Senior Designer with 15+ years of experience designing and developing award-winning online communications and tools.
With a background in both design and production for print, television, and web, I bring a cross-disciplinary set of knowledge and experience to each project. I'm a creative, hands-on, passionate leader who combines technical knowledge with impeccable design sensibility, strong project management proficiency, and a commitment to achieving usability best-practices and strategic objectives within promised deadlines.
Starting out as a print production artist at Scholastic, I soon moved to designing television graphics and TV screen interfaces for Bloomberg Television, where within two years, I was promoted to Art Director and responsible for leading a team of designers and working closely with engineers and developers to redesign the Bloomberg website, create new syndicate sites, and build real-time interactive financial data tools. I quickly became immersed in the evolving universe of interactive design for the web. After working at a boutique communications agency as Art Director and working as a freelance consultant doing interactive and print art direction, design, and front-end development, I joined New York City Economic Development Corporation.
At NYCEDC, I served as a Senior Vice President Interactive Director and managed a nimble team that was responsible for leading both large- and small-scale interactive projects from concept to completion. My team was responsible for all information design, UX and visual design, content, and front-end maintenance as well as back-end and server administration of the company's 3000+ page website and eight microsites. We were also responsible for the company's online marketing communications and campaigns as well as creating a design system for the company-wide intranet.
Since 1997 I have been either executing or managing front-end web development and have worked closely and collaboratively with software engineers, and a wide range of developers (PHP/Python/Perl, JS, .NET, Ruby, Java, and C) to implement interactive products. Because of this, I bring a breadth of technical understanding that is rare among creatives.
In order to manage and lead with insight and detailed knowledge, I continue to be a student in my field and am dedicated to the ongoing process of learning. Some of the coursework and certifications I've completed include: Front End Web Development at General Assembly, Mobile Design with HTML5 and CSS3 at NYU, Google Analytics 101 and 201, CMS Essentials and HTML/CSS Web Development at NYU, Editorial and Intermediate Design at SVA, Advanced Typography at UCLA, Intro to Java at Baruch College, and Design and 3D animation software applications at SVA. I'm also an HFI-Certified Usability Analyst.
I recently designed the UI for a mobile phone and tablet state-wide healthcare application at Deloitte Digital and worked as the lead designer for the redesign of Starz.com. I'm currently working on complex web and mobile products within the financial industry as a lead UX designer.
– Webby Awards Nominee and Honoree
– GDUSA American Web Design Awards
– W3 Awards
– fDI Magazine Digital Marketing Award
– Interactive Media Award
– Communicator Award
– Web Awards
– Horizon Interactive Awards
– Interactive Media Award
– Ozzie Award
– 20th Century Fox
– Believe Media
– Bloomberg L.P.
– Calvert Street Capital Partners
– Cisco Systems, Inc.
– Deloitte Digital
– Houpla Studio
– Johns Hopkins University
– New York City Economic Development Corp.
– Olive Software
– QDecor Home Style Magazine
– Radical Media
– Stonewall Community Foundation
– Starz Entertainment, LLC
– Sun Microsystems
– Time Inc.
– Thomson Reuters
– Waldorf School of Baltimore