What I Do

Great UX isn't about trends or artistic feelings. Sound UX solutions are based on user-driven ressearch and business goals.

UX Leadership

My 20+ years in corporate, agency and start-up environments have taught me that the digital space is always evolving and there's always something new to learn. I've been a team player, taken leadership roles on large teams and managing outsourced IT. My goal is to always strive for collaborative UX thinking and streamline UX processes'.

Strategy

Every project begins with a foundation of research and strategy so the design and build support the goals set by the client and their business needs. With a solid UX researchto support a well-designed UI, smooth build process, and happy customers.

Development

I develop digital content using current technologies in front-end development, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I ensure that my work "plays well with others" for a smooth migration with today's feature-rich content management systems, both open-source and proprietary platforms.

User Experience & Research

User Research

Great sites and application aren't about trends - UX is about user-centered design backed by research

User Research

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Wireframes

I'm not a designer - but I can organize content that makes sense to customer and designs teams alike

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Prototypes

Test your designs with your end-users - the right POC targets what works and what falls short. After all, isn't that the idea - fail fast!

Prototypes

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Lean UX

I've lead one and two week design-sprints that bring teams and ideas together

Lean UX

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Portfolio

Here's a sample of projects I've recently completed. Enjoy!

Methodengine.com

A Chicago strategy and design agency - Our clients are creative big thinkers. We are engineers and technology strategists.

Methodengine.com

Agency

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Ingalls.org

Ingalls is a leading health system in Chicago's South Suburbs and the area's only independent not-for-profit healthcare system.

IngallsHealthSystem.org

Healthcare

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Thermos.com

Founded in 1904, Thermos L.L.C. is the leading worldwide manufacturer of insulated food and beverage containers, children’s lunch kits and other innovative consumer products.

Thermos.com

E commerce

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Dinonauts.com

A website created for an animated movie, based on the 200-page illustrated book.

Dinonauts

Entertainment

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Holiday Mash-up

Why send a normal holiday greeting card when you can have fun with technology instead?

Holiday Mash-up

Entertainment

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CommonGround

A Chicago-based, multi-cultural digital agency.

CommondGround

Agency

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CommonThreads.org

A Chicago strategy and design agency - Our clients are creative big thinkers. We are engineers and technology strategists.

Common Threads

Non-Profit

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Lincoln Center

The Licoln Center 50th Annivesary interactive history.

Lincoln Center

Arts

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Powered by the Sun

How do you turn wind and sun into energy? I build a digital kiosk with Flash and video for the Kohl's Childrens Museum permenant exhibit, "Powered by Nature". Here children explore the concepts behind renewable energy using the wind and sun.

Kohl's Childrens Museum

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About

I bet you're wondering how I arrived at interactive?

  • 1969-1980

    A Humble Beginning

    I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. I graduated high-school in 1987. That's only important in that it gives you a frame of reference of where I'm from - both geographically and time.

  • 1980-1990

    The Birth of Interactivity (for me)

    Basically, what it means is that I was a kid in the '80s and came of age in the '90s. Growing up, we played on a Magnaovox Odyssey II and then moved on to Atari, ColecoVision, Sega, Playstation, and of course, Nintendo.

  • 1990-2000

    Hello Digital World

    Even though I was an English major, I moved to Seattle and worked for Microsoft right out of undergrad. My love for all things digital blossomed and I never looked back.

  • 2000-Present

    I Write the Book on Flash

    Well one of many, at least. I'm told it sold big in Brazil and India and I have the translated copies to prove it! Generator/Flash Web Development

    Flash was replaced by HTML/CSS, which metamorphosed in Java Script development and the evolution continues....

  • The Future

    Well, that's where you come in...

    Want to change the digital world? We should talk...

Fun Facts

Movie

Shawshank Redemption

Band

The Smiths

Dog

Pug named George

Food

Pozole

Contact Me

Collaboration is just an email away