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OVERVIEW

Exceptionally talented designer with 12+ years experience specializing in User Experience and Graphic Design. Proven success developing products and solutions, quickly and efficiently, on major projects with powerhouse companies. A dedicated team player and leader that inspires others through his creativity and superior grasp on the technical side of design.

EXPERIENCE

Senior User Experience Designer, General Dynamics Mission Systems
Nov 2012 – Present / Scottsdale, AZ

  • Overhauled tactical airspace application for the U.S. ARMY
  • Led user experience for encryption management application by creating all wireframes and information architecture
  • Championed user testing on a multitude of programs, utilizing personas, stakeholder mapping, interviewing, journey mapping, SUS, TLX, and a number of other UX methods
  • Created GD rapid prototyping work-flow complementing agile process
  • Instructed GD engineers and UX peers in HCD workshops

User Experience Designer, Veteran Design
July 2011 – Oct 2012 / Scottsdale, AZ

  • Oversaw the UX of Angelfish analytics software, which is utilized by fortune 500 companies such as UnitedHealthcare
  • Designed multiple eCommerce sites and coordinated their email campaigns
  • Developed wireframes for Taking Point, a veteran social media platform

Graphic Designer, PetSmart
Apr 2009 – June 2011 / Phoenix, AZ

  • Streamlined proprietary brands package design through consolidation
  • Managed color, material and quality with vendors and overseas printers
  • Art directed photography for 9 proprietary brands, such as Top Fin aquatics

Graphic Designer, Hitachi
Nov 2007 – Apr 2009 / Chula Vista, CA

  • Strengthened design of catalogs, brochures and other collateral
  • Administered the hitachi.us/digitalmedia design
  • Arranged trade show space and design for Hitachi’s largest venue, CES

Graphic Designer, USAopoly
Aug 2006 – Nov 2007 / Carlsbad, CA

  • Worked with Disney, ESPN, NFL, NBA, The Simpsons, and other major brands to develop incredible game designs for Hasboro Licensed games

Information Management Officer, U.S. ARMY
Dec 2003 – Feb 2005 / Baqubah, Iraq

  • Administered forward operating base network to allow secure communication
  • Received the Army Achievement Medal for outstanding service overseas

Graphic Designer, Listrak
May 2000 – June 2001 / Lititz, PA

  • Developed websites and email campaigns with clients in the local community
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Graphic Design
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn Stat
July 2001 – May 2006

Certified Human-Centered Design Instructor
LUMA Institute
Mar 2017 – Present

COMMUNITY

Volunteer, Team Rubicon
Sep 2017 – Present

Volunteer, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Oct 2010 – Present

Graphic Designer, ONEHOPE Foundation
May 2008 – 2010