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About me

I believe there are core principles that span every form of design, from graphic design to architecture. Those principles of form, function, hierarchy, pacing, etc. influence our perceptions, attitudes, and decisions in our every day lives. In many ways our perception of those principles defines our personality and how we connect with those around us. I also believe, as a designer, I have a great responsibility to influence those I connect with to make the best decisions for themselves.


Education

Brigham Young University
BFA in Graphic Design - June 2011
 

Work Experience

IBM Senior Designer -- April 2016 - Present
Worked on the Global Business Services team within the IBM Design Studio in Austin, TX. Part of the only non-product based team within the studio. Roles included facilitating Design Thinking workshops for both internal and external global IBM groups and clients, as well as working with different stakeholders to concept, design, and implement product solutions specific to individual use cases.

Design Army Senior Designer -- March 2015 - April 2016
Worked in a small boutique design studio for national and local clients. Collaborated with art directors, designers and copywriters to deliver highly conceptual campaigns for various audiences from consumer fashion to luxury real estate. Provided technical understanding and process development for web/interactive related projects, including user interaction and experience.

Axis41 Senior Designer -- April 2013 - March 2015
Worked as a senior designer in a web focused agency. Lead projects from initial content and wireframe development to finished product, and presented to client along the way. Gave direction and collaborated with other designers and developers on both visual interaction and user experience of websites and apps.

Trek Bicycle Designer -- March 2012 - March 2013
Worked as a designer on the in-house creative team. Developed print and web assets to be used in materials primarily related to the mountain biking core group. Art directed photo shoots, both on location and in studio, to achieve high quality product and lifestyle imagery for print/web campaigns. Facilitated the development of user experience during web/interactive projects.

Axis41 Designer -- Sept 2011 - March 2012
Worked on a team of designers specializing in web branding and marketing. Collaborated to define usability and hierarchy of information within a multi-tiered web environment.
 

Awards

2011 SLC AIGA 100 Show
Vivani Chocolate Packaging, Filter Magazine

2014 SLC AIGA 100 Show
Modere Packaging


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