Lead design teams that work cross-functionally with researchers, data scientists, developers, and content strategists to build platform improvements in service to company-wide outcomes. Help set a vision for product features and manage design work toward completion. Facilitate brainstorming and critique workshops. Run education sessions to help keep design teams up-to-date on latest trends such as motion design and accessibility standards.
Developed design strategy for Smarter Cities' UX and visual design. Worked with large international teams of business leaders and engineers to create systems that empower citizens, make cities more efficient, and keep the planet healthy. Also helped lead IBM Design Thinking workshops, activities, and recruiting.
A founding member of the Ad Format Lab, I helped Yieldmo (a Google-backed startup) redefine mobile advertising. With this team I helped create patents for new types of mobile web technologies and defined what would become the company's core platform.
Contracted to help develop creative strategy for VS web team. Designed with a variety of art directors, copywriters, and merchants for interactive web experiences. Identified strategic business goals and planned creative efforts to achieve them.
Frustrated at the poor design of most corporate training, I set out to create a better online learning system. Borrowing from game mechanics and storytelling, Semio was a choose-your-own-adventure style learning platform that delivered more engaging educational content and collected more insightful data for employees and employers.
Contracted with the executive digital publishing team that helps create the digital versions of 18 commercial magazines (incl. GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Wired). Created motion graphic mock-ups for experimental interfaces and designs. Helped craft strategy for release in multiple tablet and mobile mediums (Windows, iOS, Android, etc.)
I had the good fortune to study under and work for Milton Glaser, the design legend behind many graphic design icons like I<3NY. While at his studio I designed labels for Brooklyn Brewery and worked on collaborations with Barnes and Noble and The Theatre for a New Audience.
As a fun side project, I created a chair inspired by Charlie Chaplin. It uses hinged legs that collapse in slapstick ways and a quote from Chaplin.
A fun side project where I used scans of individual letters to create designer's quotable advice. This project was featured in Grafik magazine.
If writing helps you remember, does designing information make it stick forever?