• Interaction design & interface design for web apps, software, and mobile
  • Deep interest in mobile as both a passionate designer and an avid user
  • Creativity and idea generation at each stage of product development
  • Branding and marketing, including name, slogan, and logo generation and campaign creation
  • Working with clients, leading teams, mentoring co-workers
  • Creative direction and visual design
2010-Present  Intuit, Mountain View
Senior Experience Designer
  • Lead Experience Designer on various software applications
2006-2009, San Francisco
Founder, Chief Creative Officer
  • Founded a 10-person company based on my Master’s Thesis at NYU, The Family Hedge
  • Achieved Series A round of financing from Alsop Louie Partners, Claremont Creek Ventures, and Monitor Ventures. Pre-money valuation was set at 5M.
  • Created the concept, interface, logo, branding, voice and design for the web application
2005 R/GA, New York City
Interaction Designer
  • Developed content strategy, functionality information architecture, user interfaces for various clients, including Intel and Nike
  • Responsible for creative conceptual development as well as user advocacy
2001-2003 DentsuMarchFirst/DentsuFUSE, Tokyo
Senior Design Technologist
  • Creative Director for Sogetsu’s relaunch of their homepage
  • Designer and lead programmer for the online component of the Tokyo Advertising Museum
  • Trained co-workers in programming principles and application of Flash ActionScript
1999-2001 marchFIRST, San Francisco
Senior Designer
  • Nominated for the “Best Business Site” award at the 2000 Flash Film Festival for the designand programming of Harman-Kardon’s
  • Awarded the marchFIRST “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” honor for efforts in programming and helping design the homepage Japanese advertising agency Dentsu
  • Programmed and co-designed various sites for clients such as Mattel, Visa, and fashion designer William Reid
Senior Web Developer
  • Awarded the marchFIRST “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” honor for developing and implementing a new server-based workflow and archiving process to serve the 200 person Advertising and Branding department
  • Developed various sites for clients such as Levis, Kinkos, Visa, and Harman-Kardon Online/Media Production Engineer
  • Helped develop and evangelize a new workflow process to serve the Web Services Group
  • Developed websites for clients such as Apple, CNN/Sports Illustrated, Lexus, and Williams-Sonoma
1998-1999 IEC, Marina Del Rey
Production Supervisor
  • Oversaw all production aspects for United Airlines employee education software
  • Planned and managed all production processes: flow diagramming, storyboarding, testing, documenting, and delivery
Multimedia Developer
  • Programmed rich media interactive corporate training software for FedEx, United Airlines, and Lexus
  • “Wake n’ Bacon” device: Presentation on ABC’s Good Morning America television program (2005)
  • “Wake n’ Bacon” device: Mention in New York Times Style Magazine (2005)
  • Personal profile in The Makers book, by Bob Parks (2005)
  • “Pulse Lamp” device: Mention in GQ Italia magazine (2005)
  • “Chit Chat” multimedia installation: Interview on New York One news program (2005)
  • “Chit Chat”, multimedia installation at Res Fest digital film festival, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles (2005)
  • “Chit Chat”, multimedia installation at Interactive Multimedia Culture Expo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2004)
  • New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program, Masters Degree, 2006
  • Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy, First Year Certificate of Masters Programme, 2003-2004
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts, Majored in Theater Arts, with an Emphasis in Set Design, 1996
  • San Francisco State University, California
  • Various courses in Programming, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more
  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
  • Product Design and Drawing courses, 1996-1998
  • Media Generation (Photography, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Web Development (HTML, Flash)
  • Conversational in Japanese, French, Italian