1072 Tanland Dr. #205
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Since 2002 I’ve used visual design techniques to help scientists solve communication problems. My work generally falls into one of three categories: Explaining complex ideas, making experimental applications easier to use or imagining future uses for developing technologies. The primary audience for this work is the computer science community, often at international conferences. I work with a multicultural staff of researchers who report to a Japanese parent company.
Prior to 2002, I worked as a more traditional visual designer, with a focus on multimedia and video. Past projects include: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, Cleveland Indians, National Off Road Mountain Biking Association (NORBA), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Key Bank, Eaton Corporation, Great Lakes Science Center, General Electric, Cleveland Grand Prix, National Semiconductor, Phillips, Amgen, JP Morgan, LifeScan, PeopleSoft, Mazda, Paralympics, Intel, Space Imaging, the Breast Cancer Fund, and Coors Brewing Company.
Comfortable managing teams, including developing budgets and schedules.
Proficient with Adobe’s software suite as well as other design, audio, video, 3D, CAD and business applications.
Able to learn new design applications and techniques quickly.
Skilled 2D and 3D illustrator.
Experienced HD and 4K video editor, color grader and FX artist.
Capable of using 3D printing, machining, vacuum forming and other fabrication techniques to produce physical prototypes
Comfortable working with people possessing varying social, political and educational backgrounds.
October 2004 to Present
Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory
Application of visual design principles to user interface design. Illustration of new ideas. Duties include production of Flash based User Interface demos, 2D and 3D illustrations, 2D and 3D animation as well as video production.
December 2003 to October 2004
Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory
Consulting as lead artist for the Enji project
Duties include actual production, art direction and managing a small team of artists that produces UI concept designs, interactive demonstrations, video and marketing materials. Personally developed and maintained the Enji logo and identity system, also developed the logo and identity system for Fuji Xerox's Japanese laboratories.
October 2002 to October 2003
Space Imaging, Thornton, CO Office
Duties included actual production, art direction and managing freelance artists. Promotional print pieces, magazine advertisements, 3D animations for national news media, promotional CD-ROMs as well as event graphics were produced which maintain brand integrity while keeping production costs low.
May 2000 to May 2002
Jack Morton Worldwide's, San Francisco, CA Office
Graphics Production Manager
Duties included actual production, art direction and managing multiple production teams of varying sizes. The wide variety of projects I was responsible for included event graphics, trade-show graphics, print, web, interactive media and video presentations. Jack Morton's clients needed graphics that set the stage for unique events while maintaining the integrity of their brands.
January 1999 to Present
Freelance Art Direction, Consulting and Design
Produce high quality print and multimedia for a variety of clients.
January 1998 to December 1998
DynamicMedia.com, Philadelphia, PA and Albuquerque, NM
Successfully fulfilled a one-year contract to start up their multimedia department. DynamicMedia.com needed to develop capabilities ranging from simple HTML to digital video production. Personally developed and maintained DynamicMedia's logo and identity system.
December 1995 to December 1997
Vantage One Communications Group, Cleveland, OH
Graphic Designer, promoted to Sr. Multimedia Designer
Was responsible for all aspects of my projects including client contact, design, programming and project coordination.
February 1994 to December 1995
Ernst & Young LLP, Cleveland, OH
Design Intern, promoted to Graphic Designer
Initially responsible only for graphic design; later was given project coordination duties.
August 1990 to December 1995
Studied Graphic Design at Kent State University (B.A. Program). Course content included use of typography and imagery to communicate ideas and create visual interest.
Attended Maya 3D Software training hosted by the manufacturer.
Received advanced image manipulation and correction training as it relates to the aerospace industry and photogrammetry.