Sr. UX Designer, 2010–present
Amazon MP3

  • Lead designer for Amazon MP3 store
  • User experience design for purchase path, MP3 Downloader installation, and account settings
  • Designed Cloud Player brand and marketing campaign
  • Design visual merchandising material for gateway, homepage, and cross-site promotions
  • Design and code widgets for Getting Started and mobile application pages
  • Designed Amazon Digital brand and gift card

Art Director and Lead Designer, 2008–2010
The Oya Group

  • Interactive design for consumer-facing websites, highly functional web applications, and engaging Flash media (animation and ActionScript)
  • Brand development for Silicon Valley software corporations
  • Ability to sketch, pitch, produce, and code kept profits in-house
  • Collaborative relationship with developer partners; encouraged emerging tech solutions
  • Frequently presented design solutions to founders, CEOs, and Venture Capitalists
  • Won two Silver ADDY awards and was a national finalist for Virtual PBX website design
  • Managed company website, portfolio, and blog; involved in new business strategy
  • Accounts included Cisco, Synopsys, Adify, Virtual PBX, MarkLogic, Intacct, and Ingres

UI & UX Design Consultant, 2010
Popcrowd Software (Android)

  • Consulted user experience and user interface design for a series of Android applications
  • Contribution has grown into an identity design, graphics, and website development role
  • Recently reviewed in the New York Times

Associate Art Director, 2005–2008
Kane & Finkel Healthcare Communications

  • Primary interactive media designer; brand management and international campaign concepts with account team; digital video, information design, identity design, and some illustration
  • Established digital video production capabilities and employee training program
  • Presented with offer to become company's first interactive designer
  • Account assignments included OrthoNeutrogena, Abbott, and Astellas (US and Europe)

Junior Art Director and Media Buyer, 2002–2005
Inspire Advertising & Design, Concept 3 Advertising

  • Worked with founding partners on print and digital media projects for national accounts
  • Produced pre-press material, managed media planning, and prepared concept designs
  • Offered full-time position in 2000 after completing summer internship in 1998
  • Account assignments included JVC, Volvo Trucks, Hankook Tires, and Stanley Tools


Communication Design Honors, NSCAD University 2000–2002

Bachelor of Design, NSCAD University 1997–2000

  • Major Communication Design, Minor Digital Media
  • Limited entry program; graduating thesis presentation and exhibit
  • Elected Class President and Student Representative of the design department

National College of Art and Design, Ireland

  • Visiting student, Department of Design, Fall 2001

Bay Area Video Coalition

  • Final Cut Pro, Advanced Editing Techniques, 2007
  • Video Production II, 2007
  • 3D Graphics, 2008

San Francisco Center for the Book

  • Letterpress I–III, 2010
  • Certified to rent Vandercook press



  • Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Flash, CSS, HTML, Axure, basic JavaScript and ActionScript
  • Task flow diagrams, user scenarios, prototyping, info architecture, developer specs
  • Excellent drawing, writing, and presentation skills; work well in collaborative projects


  • Invested interest in cognitive science, emerging technology, digital video, and design theory
  • Passionate about the mind, hiking, performing arts, and building things (wood, art, craft)
  • Active member of Puget Sound SIGCHI, IxDA, and AIGA

Authorized to work in the US (green card holder)



































    • "In all seriousness, I can't properly express my appreciation to everyone at Oya for the hard work and dedication that ensured that our little monster was delivered in a timely fashion. On behalf of everyone here at Virtual PBX, high-fives, forearm bashes, and champagne showers all around!"
      – Anthony Vu, Web Projects Manager, VPBX

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