Maker of things. Designer of Experiences. Team Player.
I've worked at the Commercial Appeal for the past four years. I love it. Most of the projects you see on this page were created during that time, and it is my hope that you find them engaging, entertaining, and well-designed.
I take the lead on our digital presentations. I collaborate with our journalists, photographers, videographers, and many more. We are passionate and determined to create compelling experiences for online readers.
For years now I've had a saying: If you want people to care about something, you have to inspire them first. It's my job to inspire people - not just the end user, but the people around me at work everyday.
Everyone needs to be inspired.
I'm passionate crafting engaging and effective experiences for users. As part of a team I bring wide-ranging participation with regard to strategy, voice, and tailoring a project for a specific purpose and audience. My specialty is using design and technology together to make them the most effective for human beings. As such, I make my projects easy-to-understand, easy to navigate, and easy to remember.
UI / Interface Design
Coding responsive CSS / HTML
Design + Branding
Any Text editor (Dreamweaver, Textwrangler, CODA, Sublime Text, etc )
Illustrator ( + Wacom Tablet )
Mac + PC (including Windows 8)
FTP Clients (Fetch, Transmit, FireFTP, etc)
Wordpress (and other Content Management Systems, including e-commerce solutions)
AP Award, Multimedia
EW Scripps Award for Superior Journalism (multimedia)
Best of Scripps (multimedia)
Best of Scripps (art-direction and user-experience)
You can send me a message to say hello, introduce yourself, or whatever you feel like. click here to send me a message.
The Maker Movement (3d printers, Tiny Houses, you name it)
Art (making and collecting it)
Music (listening, playing)
Director, 2014 Art of Science board
Curator: Lantana Projects