I have over 20 years of experience in enterprise software design and design management.
Freelance UI/UX and Graphic Designer
August 2016 - present (1 year)
Branding and UX design for Arts Access International, a company providing apps for live narration of events for low-vision and blind users.
Complete rebranding for Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro, NC. Created new logotype, iconography, brand guide, and web style guide.
Redesigned the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance.
Cary, NC (16 years)
Principal User Experience Designer
April 2015 - October 2016
Designed innovative product prototypes as requested by the CTO/VP of R&D. Presented concepts to executives.
Hand picked by the CTO/VP of R&D to create an internal Accelerator program. The goal was to investigate new product concepts, promote design thinking throughout R&D, and expand employee innovation and leadership skills.
Worked with executives, HR, Legal, Marketing and Product Management to develop program.
- 25% of 13,000 worldwide employees visited web site
- 65 concept submissions
- 13 concepts with patent potential
April 2014 - April 2015
Hired and managed a team of visual designers and CSS developers who supported 50+ shipping products and common UI frameworks. Technologies included HTML5, CSS3/LESS, native iOS and Android.
Established creative team building program of art field trips for CTO/VP of R&D and entire design team. This program was featured in the “Best Places to Work” application for three years.
Single-handedly maintained over 40 Flex CSS stylesheets that controlled over 30 shipping Flex products. I took on this responsibility so that my team could move on to HTML5 design work.
April 2011 - April 2014
Hired and managed a team of visual designers and CSS developers who supported 50+ SAS shipping products and common UI frameworks. Technologies included HTML/CSS, Dojo, Flex, and SAS ODS.
Established “BIRD’s Eye View” lecture series by request of the VP of R&D. Lecturers included artists, game level designers, professors, and local entrepreneurs.
Senior Systems Developer
September 2005 - April 2011
Designed and supported custom deployment tools. Expert knowledge of the SAS software planning and installation data.
Senior User Experience Designer
September 2000 - September 2005
UX and visual design for multiple SAS products, including Portal, BI reporting clients, and ETL clients. Technologies included HTML/CSS, Java clients, Windows clients, and Flex.
Columbia, SC, 1998-2000 (2 years). Designed web-based home health care software.
Coral Springs, FL, 1995-1998 (3 years). Designed B2B web-based software for a music distributor.
- Design management and leadership
- Innovation program creation
- Creative team building
- Design thinking
- UX/visual design for enterprise software
- Graphic design and branding
- Sketch, InVision, Illustrator, etc.
2016 Graphic Design - Coursera specialization certificate
California Institute of the Arts, 2016
Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Coursera specialization certificate
University of Maryland, 2015
Master of Fine Arts - Drama Design, Media and Technology
University of Georgia, 1995
Bachelor of Music - Major: Music Engineering, Minor: Electrical Engineering
University of Miami, 1990