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I’m a producer, interaction designer, information architect, user experience evangelist and front-end developer with 18+ years of professional experience.
Sounds like a lot of hats for one guy to wear, huh?
Thoughout my career, I’ve worked in many forms of visual communication, from desktop, mobile and tablet web applications to video games, video production and marketing. Along the way, I picked up graphic design, information architecture, interaction design, usability, production and management skills while working for some of the world’s largest brands.
No matter how far up the chain I go, I always treat every project like the buck stops with me. So when the times demand, I roll my sleeves up and get into the trenches of coding, design, social media, marketing, campaign management and even IT support if I need to, all the while, making sure everyone with a finger on the pulse of the project never misses a beat.
I am also a journalist for CNN, Headline News, Huffington Post and other publications, and have three best-selling books. I compete regularly in CrossFit competitions and even win a few now and again. I own and run the Art of Akira Exhibit, a world-famous showcase of original artwork from the film and comic book Akira.
In every role I’ve ever played, my only concern is making sure a message, idea or concept comes through as clearly as possible, from its originator to its audience, with as little friction as possible.
In short, I make things, I get attention for them, and I make sure everyone involved keeps a smile on their faces.
My Finest Moments:
Marvel Nexus: Mystique
Scott Pilgrim (Universal Pictures)
Here’s a bunch of scroll-activated “progress bars” that show off some of my responsive-yet-immersive design sensibilities. They represent my estimations of my skills as used in the past, oh, five years or so, so they’re functional as well as pretty. This alone should get me hired.
What I’m Looking For:
I want to lead a team that takes ideas from concept to execution.
I excel in the digital entertainment and/or viral marketing space.
I thrive when designing interactions for users, from web-based applications to mobile apps to full-blown campaigns and everything in-between.
I enjoy mentoring and leading people who need guidance, both professionally and personally.
I have a special skill for deriving order out of chaos, and fixing broken things.
I love doing NEW things. I will entertain any opportunity to bring what I do best to the table for a forward-thinking, advancement-oriented organization who values the importance of pleasing the user.