Design Background/Archives

I began my career as a designer and illustrator

After finishing my studies at Dartmouth, I decided to pursue a career in fine arts. I moved home to San Diego, got a studio downtown and began working in multi-media art. I soon began picking freelance illustration project to supplement my income. I then moved to Los Angeles where I procured a studio in Ed Ruscha’s building on Western Avenue. I got a job as an ad designer at the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper. This is where I learned Adobe software and began teaching myself design.¬†

As my design career progressed I decided to attend graduate school in order to identify any gaps in my autodidactic training. I spent a year and a half at Art Center in the Graduate Media Design program where I practiced my formal schools and learned about design research and design thinking methods. As a designer with a science and psychology background I was naturally predisposed to the User Experience practice with its foundation in research and human factors.

I had always taken a formal approach to design but at Art Center I was able to put a name to my process. I committed to a career in User Experience, however my formal design background continues to influence my work. This archive section of my portfolio includes examples of that earlier design work.

PRINT AND ILLUSTRATION

CULPRIT SURF

LESS EXPERIENCED TV PILOT

WEB AND INTERACTIVE

LOGO DESIGN AND BRANDING

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