Art Director, UX, Web, Creative, Marketing, Design

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15+yrs designing for web, mobile, and multimedia, I thrive on leveraging technology and collaboration to build innovative products and beautiful ideas. Specialties include visual communication, UX, and interactive for digital publishing, nonprofits, and business marketing. Master of Fine Arts, Design & Technology from Parsons the New School, NYC.

I'm also passionate about my IGLA water polo team (Paris gold medalists).

Pronouns: he/him/his

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Nonprofit SF

5yr design-with-mission deep dive into equity, diversity, and inclusion in education at two national nonprofits making an impact, as the Art Director for Summer Search, and prior to that as Design & Web Manager for Playworks.

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Condé Nast NY

Creative Producer, CorpComm Technology, for the publisher of some of the world's most celebrated mass media brands, including Vogue, GQ, Wired, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Condé Nast attracts more than 164M consumers across its print and digital media.

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ACS DC

Art Director for the largest scientific society in the world. Managed a design team who's primary objective was producing the weekly news magazine, advancing science and advocating for chemistry and its practitioners.

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Art Director for Nonprofits—Playworks and Summer Search

Digital and print design for national nonprofits in SF, 2014–present. Website and digital communications, visual brand guardianship, interactive and UX.


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Creative Producer for Condé Nast CorpComm Technology

Managed intranet (serving 5K employees) with daily posts of my design, facilitating communications across 30 brands. The following example shows our redesigned homepage navigation, after a collaborative effort, in which I conducted user research, created UI, digital assets, and design decisions.


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Art Director and Visual Design

I believe in fearless creativity, emergent technologies, and problem-solving with style. Building on an established career as a magazine art director, I moved to NY to pursue my MFA, refocusing on digital, mobile, interactive, and UX design.


  • brick and by windows
  • old-style ipad icons
  • mobile iphone app profile ui
  • new balance shoes
  • rive radio icon
  • blood pressure app ui
  • memories feed ui iphone
  • apple device vector icons
  • brick and by windows
  • old-style ipad icons
  • mobile iphone app profile ui
  • new balance shoes


Design + Technology MFA, Parsons the New School NY

The full-residency, 2yr MFADT is studio based, but critical thinking and study of the design process are central. Areas of practice include interaction design, new media art, infographics, game design, and critical design through prototyping, research, and practice. Bachelors, Media Art + Design, James Madison University, VA

Chatterbox

My thesis where video archive meets chatbots, featuring Amy Winehouse in conversation with users

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Debate Club

Polling app for Presidential debates engages real-time results, so that users are never caught in a bubble

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Tap to Post

Photo-a-day social app with mass participation from MFADT students, and exhibited at Parsons Fest 2011

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