I am an interactive designer with over 11 years of experience gained while working both in advertising agencies and as in-house corporate creative. Having taken advantage of opportunities on both sides of the coast, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, across multiple industries. My work has been seen on websites with over a million daily visitors and national television campaigns, and I bring the same attention to detail to projects on a smaller scale. Some of my previous clients and employers include Ford, Microsoft, IBM, the Cartoon Network, American Airlines, McDonald’s and Home Depot.
I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Computer Art in 1998, after transferring out of Georgia Tech where I majored in Computer Science. Although I spent my first year working as a traditional animator in a television production house, I leveraged my ability to think both as an artist and as a programmer to move into the emerging web design field. I led designers at IBM into early experiments using Flash in online advertising, now a standard industry tool. I worked in startup advertising agencies until I became a contractor at Microsoft, where my position adjusting and creating original Flash ads submitted to MyMSN.com gave me the opportunity to work directly with representatives from Sony, Warner Brothers and other well-known corporate leaders.
For the next six years I grew an in-house two-person web department at Wyndham Vacation Ownership into a seven-member design team supporting websites reaching 300,000 consumers monthly. I managed the creative team until the timeshare industry collapsed along with the housing market in 2008. I served as Interactive Director for an advertising agency based in Orlando before returning to Seattle, where I joined the Disney Internet Group as an Ad Producer .