My skills combine the perfect balance of Craftsman, Design Technologist, and Product Management Strategist.
What is a Design Technologist?
Design Technologists have an expertise that combines traits of a great designer and a great engineer. We have advanced knowledge of one or more digital delivery mediums but also a strong basis in UX, visual, and motion design. Design Technologists serve as a bridge between design and engineering.
What is a Product Management Strategist?
Product strategy, much like, product management, means different things at different companies. Product strategy helps your team focus on what will have the most significant impact on your customers and the business. While the Product managers responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.
My experience as a craftsman, designer, developer, and product manager have outfitted me with hybrid abilities that add instant value to any team.
A few career highlights include:
• Led and executed the vision for multiple enterprise co, refactoring all product suites leading to major acquisition.
• Created and founded numerous startups with the last gaining 15,000 users under 30 days later.
• Active and contributing member of User Experience community teaching about design systems.
• Created blockchain documentation wiki and design principles to enable education.
• Featured and awarded on Adobe and Web Design Awards.
• Grown and led teams from 1 to 30 team members.
A few of my beliefs include:
If you love your craft you dedicate time to continual education and experimentation. I'm constantly learning and continually experimenting with future tech stacks to stay ahead of the rapidly changing software landscape. Read more about my motivations or view more of my experiments and personal projects over the years.
I live and love design. I am blessed with the gift of creativity and the confidence to direct and create experiences. Everything I see I consider the thought behind it and if there is room for improvement. I believe deeply in processes and ways design and development can build better software together.
I've made it my life's work to help market and expand businesses through intelligent design and user experiences, whether they're starting from the ground up or taking a new direction. I take the latest in technology and digital resources and deliver a vision for each of my clients' needs. With over 20+ years in the creative industry, and the second half in leadership and execution of digital product design, I am currently focusing my efforts on reconstructing our planets most desired user experiences.
My experience and knowledge have evolved past the traditional software designer role. I believe with modern day software changing at such a rapid pace traditional software designers must be able to wear multiple hats, solve complex problems and continually adapt to the ever changing landscape. Some call me a multi-tool, the industries definition is a unicorn or full-stack creative, but I believe I'm driven by products and experiences that enable humanity.
I was born and raised just south of Washington, D.C. by my talented parents. Since I can remember art and creativity have been a part of my life. My parents set the foundation of who I am with structure, creativity and focus. My mother has always inspired me with her amazing artwork while my father continues to inspire me with his music and books.
My artwork does not fit into a traditional style but represents a modern artists approach to mixing mediums (canvas, large scale murals, graffiti art, neon and light installations). I like the flexibility of using the best medium to accomplish the task at hand such as painting, craft making, or simply mixing mediums with technology to create immersive installations.
I have shown artwork and created installations for galleries across the U.S in cities such as Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Ohio, San Francisco and Berlin. I currently reside in California and focus on combining art with technology to create rich interactive installations focused on 80’s-style experiences.
Select Exhibits Include:
Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC, Contemporary Wing, Washington, DC, Exhibition and Gala, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Silent Auction & Benefit, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC, RVA Street Art Festival, Richmond, VA Art Whino, Washington, DC, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, and DC Department of Public Works.