I Started as a Fine Artist

Before I began my UX career I was a fine artist practicing in Los Angeles.

After studying design research and methodologies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena I put these skills into practice at Cheskin where I worked on a variety of consulting engagements with some of the world’s leading companies.

My first official UX role was at Grainger, where I managed the UX team focusing on the My Account section of the website. After helping launch the first dedicated mobile experience I supported a complete redesign of Grainger.com. My team developed and improved functions like lists, address and order management, role management and eventually the highly regarded Order Management System for which we were awarded a patent.

At Antylia I managed the entire web experience for Coleparmer.com, a global E-commerce site focusing on lab supplies and equipment for Biotech, Pharma and other scientific industries.

Early Paintings

My earliest work was driven by my interest in literature. I remember deciding I wanted to make paintings like Dostoevski novels. These paintines blurred the line between fine art and illustration.

Artists

Artists

The Devil and the Good Lord

The Devil and the Good Lord

Devil

Devil

Painter

Painter

Violent/Wound Paintings

I moved to Los Angeles to pursue painting shortly after the Rodney King riots. The city was extremely tense. I witnessed and was a victim of violence. But these paintings were more about living in a wounded culture in which violence and conflict were routinely accepted.

Accident

Accident

Big Red Bird

Big Red Bird

Drive Thru

Drive Thru

Fight Outside

Fight Outside

Pool Fight

Pool Fight

Sabine Secretary

Sabine Secretary

Street Scene

Street Scene

Wound

Wound

Computer Interface Paintings

became fascinated by the computer interface. I was interested in the virtual analogies to physical activies like cutting and pasting and cloning parts of images. I created a library of woodblock representations of the computer interface and used these to print windows on paper and canvas that I could use to make the virtual physical.

Cut Up

Cut Up

DaVinci

DaVinci

Game Over

Game Over

Guns

Guns

Home

Home

Love

Love

Meat and Potatoes

Meat and Potatoes

Not a Pipe

Not a Pipe

Computer Interface Paintings

became fascinated by the computer interface. I was interested in the virtual analogies to physical activies like cutting and pasting and cloning parts of images. I created a library of woodblock representations of the computer interface and used these to print windows on paper and canvas that I could use to make the virtual physical.

Abbie

Abbie

Adam

Adam

AOL Landscape

AOL Landscape

Basement Antics

Basement Antics

John

John

Landscape

Landscape

Monk

Monk

Pasta

Pasta

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