DESIGN RESUME
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Forte: Web sites with a focus on excellent information architecture
and elegant user interface.

EXPERIENCE

Grand Junction, CO
Enstrom.com,
Enstrom Candies
, Grand Junction, CO 2001-2002
Creative Director
Responsible for assessment, information architecture and design,
front end development of this e-commerce site. Capable of serving
gift lists from 1-1000's, this site includes the concept of address book
maintenance (with address correction software), group creation, gift
reminders and standing orders. This site is designed to be both
elegant and robust.

Boston, MA
EF.com,
EF Education,
Boston MA 1999-2001
Art Director
Instrumental in working with Swedish international design firm to
conceptualize a 3-year business vision and strategy for EF. Helped to
direct and manage 2 launches for 415,000 page international site in 47
languages within 6 month time period. Managed a team of 16 people,
and filled a range of positions at this international language company,
including creative director and production manager. Position required
international travel and working with parent company in Sweden.
Responsible for brand implementation and site information
architecture/design. Tripled all reservations and inquiries within six
months of hire.

Redmond, WA
WomenCentral.MSN.com
, Microsoft
, Redmond, WA 1998-1999
Lead Art Director
Worked w/Women Central team to develop and incorporate a b1rand
identity system within the site re-design. Responsible for directing the
UI and overall look of the MSN WomenCentral Internet site.

Online Marketing Group, Microsoft, Redmond, WA 1996-1998
Lead Art Director
Managed the design team and set the visual tone for a group of 18
different Microsoft.com web sites. Goals were to streamline usability
and technology, while providing a simpler more unified look. Worked
closely with program management to carry unified user experience
across various features and technologies.

MSNBC.com, Sports, Microsoft/MSNBC, Redmond, WA 1994-1996
Art Director
Responsible for the overall design and UI of the Sports section of MSNBC.
Created several storytelling packages that incorporated animation,
info graphics, live SQL updates on players, sound, slide shows,
timelines and more. Worked with the technology team to streamline
existing components.

Microsoft Gardening, CD ROM, Microsoft, Redmond, WA 1992-1994
Lead Illustrator, Garden Bed Planner
Illustrated over 1000 plants for the special interactive section of this
CD-ROM. The application allows the user to move individual plants
around on screen to create a personalized garden.


Bookshelf Encyclopedia, Microsoft, Redmond, WA 1991-1992
Designer
Member of graphic components (icons, bitmaps, and screen inserts)
development team.


SwatekRomanoff, New York, NY 1982-1985
Designer
Illustrator and designer for Swiss design firm’s IBM account.

Muppet Magazine, New York, NY 1981-1982
Junior Designer
Junior designer for magazine.


SKILLS
Technical
Familiar working closely with program management and dev to develop
products across a range of platforms. Ability to create web site from
conception to completion, excluding database programming.

Management
Experience heading up teams of up to 16 people.

Outside Firms/Clients
Experience interviewing, hiring, presenting to, and collaborating with
outside firms/clients.

Variety in skill set
Proficient w/ tools across PC and MAC platforms.

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EDUCATION

Metropolitan State College
, Denver, CO: B.A. Graphic Design
School of Visual Arts
, New York City: Graphic Design
University of Washington
, Seattle, WA: Sculpture, German
International Studies


Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1988
National Honor Society, 1988