I'm One part Entrepreneur + One part UI / Visual Designer + One part Video / App Director = One Passionate Visual Storyteller. Add to that technical media skills, and sharp retouching abilities.
Mar 2014 – Present
CNN • Senior Product Designer at CNN Digital, CNNgo, CNNx
2008 – Jul 2013
Maxco Packaging • Graphic Designer
Created packaging, logos, and identities for clients & brands including Disney, POM Wonderful, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, as well as 600+ packaging, display and collateral projects for 70 major farming companies.
2007 – 2008
Apple Inc. - Retail • Creative
Provided one-on-one training on Apple’s pro and consumer tools for creating and editing digital media while adjusting teaching styles and pace to meet the needs of the individual. Conducted presentations, workshops and was one of the go-to people for ideas, inspiration, and technical knowledge.
2004 – 2007
Art Center College Of Design • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Film
Fields of Study: Graphic Design, Film and Commercial Directing
Successfully completed Nielsen Norman Group's Interaction Design: 3-Day Course which teaches principles, processes, and techniques of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from one of the key players in the invention of human-centered design: UX pioneer Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini.
Successfully completed Apple’s Creative training courses that are required for new store creatives.
Advanced Techniques in Flexography
2017 Webby Award Winner • CNN Election Night 2016 Social Events - CNN Worldwide
Apple’s Best of 2016 List • Apple TV apps - CNNgo
2015 Eppy Award Winner • Best User Experience - CNNgo
YCombinator’s Startup School • Accepted to Attend YCombinator’s Startup School 2013 in Cupertino, CA
Chateau Montelena Winery • Award Winning Design for Chateau Montelena “Re-Imagine Our Chateau” May 2011