Focus

User Interface & User Experience
Game, app and web interface design
Wireframes, UX and flows
Rapid prototyping
Art Direction & Management
17 shipped mobile, social and console games
Art Direction of $29M projects
+10 years’ experience managing teams of up to 20 artists


Awards

Flash Film Festival, 1st Place, Best Game for Bossmonster’s Bumper Boats
Flash Film Festival, 1st Place, Best Game for Bossmonster’s AntCity
How Magazine Best Magazine Design of the Year, awarded for HopUp Magazine
Playboy Magazine Cool Net Pick awarded for www.bossmonster.com
Macromedia Site of the Day awarded for www.bossmonster.com
Zynga "Chef of the Week", for spearheading UI design overhaul
Zynga "Outstanding Chef", for spearheading UI leadership


Career

Bossmonster Co-founder 1999-2000, 2014-present
Flash game developer, UI design, art direction & development
Mobile, web & console Art Direction, UI Design & Production
Zynga UI Lead, Art Director 2010-2015
Art director for mobile game developed in Unity, including 6 months in Beijing to AD & train.
"Hidden Shadows". Art Director SF & India: 1 month in India to direct new art team.
“Hidden Chronicles”, Art Director: Managed 12 artists in San Francisco.
“Cafe World” SF & San Diego, UI Lead and directed UI redesign. Managed game transition to San Diego & trained AD on-site.
Rapid prototyping of game concepts
Expresso Fitness Art Director 2007-2009, 2015-2016
Complete UI, environment and character redesign of Expresso’s 3D virtual world;
Streamlined production tenfold, Managed and mentored 2 junior artists;
Developed mobile fitness app, marketing, print, social network, merchandise & web: www.expresso.net
Page44 Studios Studio Art Director 2003-2006
Art director of multiple projects from start through launch
UI design of multiple video games
Managing and mentoring art staff of up to 12 artists
Electronic Arts Senior Artist 2003
"Lord of the Rings: Return of the King": Environmental modeler
Primary environmental modeler of “Helms Deep”


Agency Work

Ogilvy & Mather Interactive Designer
Created animated sequences for Yahoo and other interactive campaigns
Wild Brain Digital Artist
Flash Artist, Background Painter, Digital Color Stylist, Animation Assistant
Cell and computer animated television commercials developed in Flash
415 Design Interactive Designer
Flash asset creation, web design and layout.
eGreetings Interactive Designer
Created scores of animated/interactive Flash e-greeting cards.


Education

California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Fine Art, Concentration in Drawing and Painting