I have a passion for excellent interfacesSee selected projects, a knack for learningCheck out these skillz new tools, and a few awards under my belt</BRAG> in my more than 10 years of digital experience...and aging like a fine wine!.
The HP Phoenix desktop has vibrant and beautiful LED lighting built into the chassis. I designed and prototyped control software to give users one click customization with pleasing color palettes and easy to understand color tools.
I worked with Beats Music to bring the official PC version of their first-class streaming music experience to HP Connected Music. It was a fun challenge to maintain their already awesome experience designed for mobile and translate it to a larger and more engaging format. HP Connected Music currently has over 2 million active users.
The HP Omen is an award winning gaming notebook. To knock the software experience out the park we started with solid research. The team and I assembled a panel of gaming experts and really dug into why they play and what they really care about in gaming products. As we learned I defined features, interactions, and visual designs while working closely with the industrial design team. The end result is a complete product that gamers and reviewers love.
Work with the management team to revise the interaction design, rewrite the app naming specifications, and advise the new graphic design direction of Live Hive's suite of products (which included desktop, smart phone and tablet applications as well as a browser plug-in).
I started solving this design challenge by collecting current user and usage data using analytics and polling. I then made lists of problematic elements with the current design.
To help further understand the product as well as to assist my design reccomendations I mapped the current site's user flow. I then proposed a new and signifigantly streamlined set of screens using user profiles we put together during the polling phase of the project.
I iterated several wireframe variations of dozens of screens (on multiple devices). During this process I was also working to conform the application's nomenclature.
After the wireframes had been approved and the project moved into the visual design phase I maintained a critical role as a project leader. I continued to refine interface elements, lead meetings and advise designers as they made important visual decisions. The final product we turned over to the client was recieved with great enthusiam. The new design was considered a signifigant improvement by managers and users alike and helped the product achieve record levels of usage.
Envision and design a mobile social media application that was consistent with an overall business strategy. I was given considerable freedom in imagining app features.
Fully embodying agile development, I worked with the client to simultaneously conceive the product while sketching out how that product might work.
I built both a native iOS prototype as well as an identical AIR prototype for presentations to possible investors. Watch the video to see the prototype in action. The client was thrilled with the prototype and the product itself was given considerable attention by investors.
The server is under continual development; User analytics and new admin panels to aid our user research efforts are being designed and deployed.
For this project I had to familiarize myself with international bioscience law (seriously). I worked with insurance professionals and drug company managers to devise ways to parse, navigate and compare the dense technical information and documents they need to run successful trials. The response to the application was overwhelmingly positive with many users claiming the application made it far easier to do their jobs efficiently!
I, along with two others, founded Paix Clothiers as an apparel company with a humanitarian mission. Paix Clothiers donated 20% of the total retail price of every item to support non-profits working on supplying clean water around the world. Customers could then track the money their item generated by way of a QR code sewn into the garment.
I was the sole developer working on the SRI Timeline of Innovation. For this project I developed a fully customizable JSON and PHP backend for content creators. The timeline application sorted, filtered, styled and chronologically displayed articles about seminal innovations coming from this iconic research lab. The timeline garnered attention from several media outlets including the San Jose Mercury News.