Profile

I’m an award-winning, multi-disciplined designer specializing in Creative and Art Direction, as well as hands-on UX and Visual Design. My applied expertise includes all facets of UX Design, from user persona definition to pixel-perfection, and Visual Design for print, marketing, B2B, B2C, and brand design.

Although I’m open to working with clients across many industries, my niche clientele includes medical professionals (primarily dermatologists and skincare experts), skincare and beauty brands, couture and OTR fashion and apparel brands, and ecommerce retailers. Some of my noteworthy clients include Asos, Lacoste, Paganne Couture, SkinCeuticals, Milk Makeup, and Banfield Pet Hospitals.

I started my career in Silicon Valley as a web developer and UI designer for Big Tech brands such as Philips Electronics, Sony, HP, and Sun Micro before transitioning fully into web and visual design. Some years later, I founded the creative agency, Corvus Design Studio, where I served as Creative Director and Sr. UX Designer for many years. At Corvus, our teams employed Design Thinking methods for rapid iteration in the creation of effective online experiences, collateral, and brand designs. Corvus was a fast-paced agency that allowed me to perfect my hands-on skills in UX and visual design by working with a diverse range of clients and project scales. After selling the company to a larger agency, I’m seeking interesting projects in a wider range of industries and roles.

In addition to design expertise, I’m also adept at front-end development with expertise in HTML and CSS, and proficiency in JavaScript / jQuery. I’m an experienced WordPress designer and have co-developed WordPress themes with Woocommerce integration. I also have experience in mobile app and interactive UI design for medical, stock trading, and food delivery industries.

One of my biggest strengths is the ability to adapt to a wide range of projects and clients. I pride myself in being able to step into the shoes of any client to come up with ideas and designs to best suit each individual challenge. The variety and unique challenges that come with diverse clients are the parts of my profession that I love the most.

I have a BS in Computer Science from San Jose State University, which fueled my initial work as a developer. More recently, I’ve gained certifications from MIT in Human-Computer Interaction and from Google in UX Design, and I’m currently finishing a second MIT certification in Design Leadership / Human-Centered Design. I’ve also co-taught Conceptual User Experience Design / Foundations and WordPress Best Practices at university level.

At a Glance

  • 15+ years of experience
  • Multi-award winning
  • MIT Certified Design Leadership / Human-Centered Design (in process)
  • MIT Certified in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Google Certified in UX Design
  • Founded the award-winning creative agency, Corvus Design Studio
  • Published and featured in 200+ design blogs, magazines, and books
  • Taught courses at university level in UX Foundations, WordPress Theme Design
  • Noteworthy clients:
    • Banfield
    • Asos
    • Lacoste
    • Milk Makeup
    • SkinCeuticals
    • Philips Electronics
    • Sony
    • Sun Micro
    • Hewlett Packard
Design / Dev Tools
  • Figma
  • XD
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • InVision
  • WebFlow
Platforms
  • WordPress CMS
  • Woocommerce
  • WP Engine, Flywheel Kinsta
Automation
  • Hubspot
  • Mailchimp
  • Infusionsoft
Communication
  • Slack
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Monday
  • Asana
  • Wrike
Expertise
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • UX Design
  • Visual Design
Methodologies
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Design Thinking
  • Atomic / Component Design
Applied Skills
  • UX Design
  • Visual Design
  • B2B & B2C Design
  • Marketing & Email Design
  • Brand Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Information Architecture
Web Development
  • HTML (expert)
  • CSS (expert)
  • JavaScript / jQuery (proficient)
  • PHP / LAMP (proficient)
Awards / Recognition
  • AWWWARDS Site of the Day, Winner (Corvus Design Studio)

  • AWWWARDS, Site of the Day, Winner (Healthy Harvest Hydro)

  • AWWWARDS, Site of the Month, Nominee (Corvus Design Studio)

  • IAB MIXX, Product Launch, Winner (Paganne Couture)

  • ADC88, General Illustration, Nominee (Corvus Design Studio)

  • FWA, Site of the Day, Winner (Baxter Clare)

  • FWA, Site of the Day, Winner (Rerun Productions)

  • Code Vigilante, Most Elegant Designs, 2nd Place, (Corvus Design Studio)
Certification

MIT (in progress)
Design Leadership / Human-Centered Design
2022

GOOGLE
User Experience Design
2020

MIT
Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design
2018

Education

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California
XML / XSL, Graphic Design
2007-2012

San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
2006

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