Resume, Awards, & History

Resume, Awards, and History


Senior User Experience Designer

Microsoft | September 2016 - present

Focus: Creating best-in-class cross-product design standards for the business cloud suite of apps and services.

Lead Designer: Cohesion team

 

User Experience Designer II

Microsoft | February 2014 - 2016

Focus: Communicating meaningful experiences in new and existing technologies. Designing, crafting, researching, and exploring what's next in some of your favorite products and industry standards.

 

 

Director, Creative Media

Vanderbilt University, Department of Emergency Medicine | September 2008 - January 2014

Focus: Communicating data for decision making in the healthcare environment. At Vanderbilt Hospital, as with many hospitals there are many sources of information and many avenues to get data that professionals need to make key decisions for things like resource management, patient flow, and bedside care. I am tasked with communicating this data in a meaningful, simple to understand form that enhances all parts of the health system experience.

Solutions: Along with my team, we've completely redefined how information is displayed in the hospital environment. We've dropped the standard form/table view completely and leveraged algorithms that combine each area of information into a 'story' for that element. We then applied a clean graphical experience with the fewest buttons or options needed and a standardized color model for indication of variable states. Additionally, we added in the availability of user-controlled notifications based on goals and parameters they've set in their preferences for each of the data areas that apply to their user state. All of this is centered around a web-app model which allows us to target not only desktops and mobile, but also opened up the availability of touch screens outside of patient rooms and in centralized locations that can be remotely managed by our IT infrastructure through virtual machines.

  • Work directly with department administrators to achieve creative goals
  • Lead designer of web strategy, search engine optimization, and user experience
  • Graphic design and marketing lead responsible for all front-facing promotions
  • Responsible for online faculty/resident recruitment
  • Work directly with research division for graphical support for grant initiatives
  • Produce web content for resident and medical professional education
  • Develop marketing initiatives to meet department needs
  • Develop innovative web applications to support clinical efficiency
  • Social media management/creation
  • Administrator to all front-facing web properties
  • Primary animator for presentation and video enhancement
  • Chief videographer

Web Director, Animator

Orbit Faith | March 2006 - September 2008

  • Worked with vendors and management to develop e-commerce platform
  • Collaborated with IT support team to develop network best-practice
  • Responsible for online product marketing initiatives
  • Online products lead
  • Developed/Managed client portal for customer interaction
  • User experience designer and chief
  • Worked with marketing team for content delivery and sales
  • Search engine optimization lead • Responsible for new application development for company needs
  • 2D/3D animator on 5 children’s series
  • Worked with production team to create believable animation sequences
  • Responsible for production company website
  • Collaborated with animation and IT teams to develop rendering infrastructure

 

Graphic Designer

Pixel Magic Entertainment Corp., llc | 2005 - 2006

  • Worked with design team to develop artwork for online gaming
  • Created company web portal
  • Designed online advertising for company products
  • Operated as part of “quest” design team for ongoing game support
  • Beta tester of new online games
  • In-game support lead

 

Independent Contractor, Animation/Design

Jan 2004 - Present

I have created print materials for many notable brands including: The Country Music Association, Country Music Television, Comedy Central, Toyota, Farmers Insurance, and Deloitte. Additionally, I have designed for notable music festivals and artists including: Stagecoach Music Festival, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, and Jake Owen. I have created audio and video for such companies as Honeywell, Toyota, and Deloitte and have directed 2 television commercials and 2 PSAs for Hands On Nashville. Finally, I have created over 30 websites for artists and companies around the country.


Awards

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2012 Gold ADDY® Award 

American Advertising Federation

Hands On Nashville PSA Director

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2012 Silver ADDY® Award

American Advertising Federation

Hands on Nashville Commercial Director

 


Education and Higher Learning

Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelors of Science, Mass Communication

Major: Digital Animation | Minor: Art

Sep 2003 - May 2006


Skills and Qualifications

At a glance: A creative professional with a passion for creating meaningful solutions with great design. 

A strong focus on communicating ideas, big and small, through impactful user-centered design solutions is what draws me to experiences between humans and the tools that we use. With a background in animation, web development, and graphic design, I take pride in delivering solutions that are equal parts innovative and cognitively sound.

I believe that good design focuses on the audience, form, and clear communication. As a creative director, I take a research-driven approach where the best solutions often come from knowing the problem that's trying to be solved and the venue in which the final solution will take shape.

  • CSS/CSS3
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Animation (Maya)
  • Motion Graphics (After Effects)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audio Production
  • Video Production
  • Project Management
  • Application Design
  • UX/UI

Career Focus

Creating meaningful communication through rich user experiences, clean design, and animation principles.

Notable Courses

2 Dimensional Design

Computer Science

3 Dimensional Design

Fundamentals of Communication

Drawing I, II, III

Media Writing

Electronic Graphics for TV

Advanced Digital Animation

Individual Problems in Mass Communication

Photo Realistic Modeling and Rendering

Free Expression

Sight, Sound, Motion

Computer Art

Media in Politics

Still Digital Imaging

TV Production

Black and White Photography


Notable Brands

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