Profile

I’m an award-winning, multi-disciplined Visual Designer with 15+ years of experience, specializing in Creative and Art Direction, as well as hands-on UX, UI, and Graphic Design. My expertise includes all facets of UX Design, from user persona definition to pixel-perfection, and Graphic Design for marketing print, B2B, corporate identity, and brand design.

Although I’m open to working with businesses in nearly all industries, my niche clientele includes medical professionals (primarily dermatologists and skincare experts), skincare and beauty brands, fashion and apparel brands, and online 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 is 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.

In addition to UX and graphic design, 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.

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 for UX Design and from Google in UX Design. I’ve also co-taught User Experience Design and Wordpress Best Practices at university level.

At a Glance

  • 15+ years of experience
  • Multi-award winning
  • MIT Certified in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Founded the award-winning creative agency, Corvus Design Studio
  • Published and featured in 200+ design blogs, magazines, and books
  • Taught courses at Portland State U. in UX & Wordpress
  • Noteworthy clients:
    • Asos
    • Lacoste
    • Milk Makeup
    • SkinCeuticals
    • Philips Electronics
    • Sony
    • Sun Micro
    • Hewlett Packard

Design / Dev Tools

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • XD
  • Figma
  • InVision
  • WebFlow

Platforms

  • Wordpress
  • Woocommerce
  • WP Engine, Flywheel
  • Kinsta

Automation

  • Hubspot
  • Mailchimp
  • Act-on

Applications

  • FormSite
  • FormStack
  • Basecamp
  • Asana
  • Monday
  • Wrike
  • Slack
  • Google Slides

Expertise

  • Visual Design
  • Art & Creative Direction
  • UX Design / Web Design

Methodologies

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Design Thinking
  • Atomic Design
  • Agile

Applied Skills

  • B2B & B2C Design
  • OOH Design
  • Marketing & Email Design
  • Corporate Identity & Brand Design
  • Content Architecture
  • UX & UI Design
  • Wireframing
  • Website Mockups / Polished Comps

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)
  • Nerd Business, Top 100 Designers of 2015, 4th Place
  • Code Vigilante, Most Elegant Designs, 2nd Place,
    (Corvus Design Studio)
  • The Best Designs, Showcase Inclusion
    (Corvus Design Studio, Virtual Central Coast, Healthy Harvest Hydro)

Certification

MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design
2020

GOOGLE
UX Design Certification
2021

Education

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

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

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