Professional Experience

Freelance, 2015 to Present

  • Delivered character art and costume design according to client description and feedback.
  • Designed and developed proof of concept prototypes for my own indie game.

Microsoft Flight, User Experience Designer, 2009 to 2012

  • Accountable for the design and delivery of all user interface components.
  • Developed and communicated designs through wireframes, specifications, user flows, interactive prototypes, and other design documentation.
  • Coordinated a multidisciplinary team by defining objectives, facilitating communication, and ensuring a timely delivery within an agile environment.
  • Managed User Interface Artists through the design and production processes.
  • Defined, designed, prioritized, and costed all user experience work items.
  • Identified the user experiences that would benefit from usability testing, created the prototypes, and acted on the results.

Games for Windows, User Experience Designer, 2006 to 2007

  • Created, documented, communicated, and tested user experience solutions.
  • Coordinated design resources with an internal and an international feature team.
  • Accountable for defining and scheduling the deliverables of the Art Team, a UX Designer, and a Flash Developer.

Xbox 360, Product Designer, 2003 to 2006

  • Contributed aesthetics, user experience, and helped construct the Xbox 360 user interface, the following updates, and the kiosk.
  • Created high-fidelity prototypes for press events, usability, and proof of concept.
  • Responsible for translating design feature requests into functional improvements to the internal Xbox User Interface tool.
  • Worked collaboratively within a large design organization.

Xbox.com, Product Designer, 2001 to 2003

  • Provided aesthetics, page layout, Flash pieces, design schematics, documentation, and HTML support for two full site redesigns.
  • Responsible for the aesthetics of the Xbox kiosk, the Xbox demo launcher, and the Xbox Live starter kit.

Filter, Designer, 2000 to 2001

  • Created graphics and animated assets for Xbox.com.
  • Responsible for editing and propping product images to Amazon.com.

Education

2000: Western Washington University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design. Washington.

Computer Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, PowerPoint, Microsoft Expression Web, HTML, CSS, Actionscript 3.0, Scaleform, Product Studio, Word, Excel, and Outlook.