From being the kid drawing class-posters, being featured in the local newspaper ad contests, to being known as the class-shir- guy and college website guy. I'm a creative. Always have been. It wasn't until after forcing my way through a degree in mechanical engineering that I would realize it. As a typical college grad weighing the balance of a promising respectful career of a well paid engineer to the humble life of a broke designer being nourished on a diet of frozen pizzas and ramen. I wrestled and writhed and finally concluded that I'd rather be broke and happy than rich, respected, and dismal. And if I couldn't jump in head first, then it wouldn't amount to a real change. So I tossed aside the engineering career and headed full time into art school. Little did I know, years later the blend of technical and creative would actually amount to a brand new field of design more promising than I could've ever known. And I still rely on frozen pizzas and ramen as a source of nourishment.
My design career started of as a production designer for a couple Flash studios while also doing freelance for small businesses and marketing and click-marketing firms. I then broke into a much wider product scope and audience-range in search engines where I handled verticals such as maps and directions, business listings, and music. My focus then turned to applications as I worked on video recording and publishing from mobile to TV interfaces in both B2B and B2C. I then turned back to web in a support context involving databases of content includling user-contributed articles and videos and the world of support and learning for 100 different software titles with a 50 million user/month user base and forums and community with another 50 million/month. My experience continues with analyzing and creating universal navigation standards to unify a segmented landscape of different web properties for both desktop and mobile devices and joining different design teams together to work for a better collaborative environment.
As one of the earlier adopters of the first Canon Digital Elph to the revolutionary DLSR Canon Digital Rebel, I was an early adopter of digital photography. My gigs typically cover event and venue photography including weddings, holiday parties, and social functions. As a hobbiest, I seek ancient architecture or landscapes to cycle through my desktop wallpaper. I currently only consider photography jobs at special request.
A sampling of my photography work can be seen in the showcase.
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