About

Chicago Designer focused on Branding and UI/UX

I work primarily with development teams, creating wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, prototypes, UI kits, and brand assets/style guides for web and mobile products. When needed, I also assist in front-end development: HTML5, CSS3/SASS, and Javascript.

I have a passion for branding and it greatly influences my work. I believe a successful product is one that communicates it's identity through disciplined visuals and clear, tonally-consistent content.

While I care deeply for a beautiful, brand-abiding product, usability and functionality are very important to me. I would gladly spend 90% of my time solving user-stories before I opened a single Adobe program.

I would describe my design style as boring and developer-friendly: I love carefully chosen typography, precise layouts, and understated flourishes. A comment-heavy, spartan stylesheet is my favorite.

Background

I completed my B.F.A in 'Applied Media', with a concentration in corporate branding and identity, at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I am a self-taught web developer and designer.

In addition to various contract work, I've worked as a Front-End Developer for @power2switch, Lead UI/UX Engineer for @suntimes, and as Creative Director for @threadmeup.

Photo courtesy of Reis Schittenhelm, Jackson, MI

Currently, I am an independent designer building with @Werewolf3d, @Soapbox, among others. I may be available for your project, too.

In my spare time, I enjoy Pittsburgh sports, playing basketball, and painting. I also manage a variety of side projects.

More Info

A detailed list of my work experience, endorsements, and proficiencies can be seen on my Linkedin and Resume.

I host my unabridged, visual portfolio on Dribbble and offer a brief, consolidated .pdf version for download.

For all other inquiries, I'm reachable via Email and Twitter