I’m an award-winning, multi-disciplined designer specializing in Creative and Art Direction, as well as hands-on UX, UI, and Visual Design. My applied expertise includes all facets of UX Design, from user persona definition to pixel-perfection, and Visual Design for marketing print, B2B, B2C, corporate identity, 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, and Milk Makeup.
I started my career in Silicon Valley as a web developer and UI designer for Big Tech corporations such as Philips Electronics, Sony, HP, and Sun Micro before transitioning fully into web and graphic 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 producing 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 graphic design by working with a diverse range of clients and project scales. After recently selling the company to a larger firm, I’m seeking interesting and challenging projects in a wider range of industries and roles.
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 Bachelor of Science 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 and Wordpress Best Practices at university level.