Experience

I artfully integrate form and function to solve a variety of design challenges my clients face in their businesses. I enjoy working with startups, small to medium sized businesses, and established businesses & organizations looking for professional designs that truly reflect their values and service offerings. No matter where you are in your business growth or project cycle, I'm able to jump in and produce professional work you expect, desire and deserve.

I create designs that are user centric, thoughtful, flexible, striking, unique, with a wide range of style. My ability to understand the heart of the project, to provide unique insight, and to skillfully execute compelling design and user friendly functionality have allowed me to work with a variety of clients and projects over the years.

My design experience ranges from; user interface visual designs for custom mobile applications, wireframes, prototyping, high fidelity mockups, visual identity, branding, icon designs, print designs, graphic designs; to ecommerce and responsive websites.

I will carefully review your existing products and ideas, discuss and provide tangible and impactful strategies for improvement.

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Skillsets

Creative

User Interface Designs
User Experience Designs
Mobile App Designs
Mobile Web App Designs
Wireframing
High Fidelity Mockups
Prototyping
Visual Designs
Responsive Web Designs
Ecommerce Web Designs
Brand Identity Design
Icon Designs
Logo Designs
Graphic Design
Print Designs
CSS
HTML

Business

On-Site Search Engine Optimization
Project Management
Assess Existing Products
Improvement Recommendations
CMS Training

Tools

Sketch
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Invision
Marvel
Zeplin
Slack
Trello
SourceTree
Atom

Website Platforms

Webflow
Shopify
Adobe Business Catalyst

Languages

English
Japanese

Employment

Freelance Designer

2001 ~ Present

Design and develop small to large scale websites and create graphic designs for businesses and individuals. Maintain long-term client relationships, manage projects, arrange specialists and contractors, assure quality, train clients, and research new technologies.

UI/UX Designer

2012 ~ Present

SenseData Group LLC, Georgetown, CO

Create visual interaction designs for mobile and web applications by designing wireframes, high fidelity mockups, prototypes, assets, and design guides. Communicate directly with clients and collaborate with team of developers to produce user-centered designs that benefit both end-users and stakeholders.

Senior Web Designer

1997 ~ 2007

Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc, Denver, CO

Led a web design team and collaborated with developers and multimedia specialists, trained junior to mid-level designers, and oversaw numerous large scale and long term public involvement projects, corporate branding, and private sector projects.

Education

BA in Fine Arts

May, 2005

University of Colorado at Denver

Magna Cum Laude
College of Arts and Media Outstanding Senior Award

AA in Multimedia

March, 1998

Art Institute of Colorado

Alpha Beta Kappa, National Honor Society
Dean’s List 1997~1998

Awards

  • Adobe Business Catalyst Partner Video Interview | BC Gurus
  • Adobe Business Catalyst | Business Success Issue #32
  • From The Gallery - Top 3 BC Sites of the Month
  • Adobe Business Catalyst | Business Success Issue #25
  • Adobe Business Catalyst Showcase | Beautiful Online Business
  • NY1 News | Technology
  • Web Design Library | Web Design Showcase
  • American Inhouse Design Awards | Corporate
  • American Inhouse Design Awards | Media Kit
  • College of Arts & Media Outstanding Senior Award
  • Center for Digital Government | Most Innovative Use of Technology
  • Avenza MAPublisher Map Competition | Multimedia Category
  • Nem5 Maggic Award
  • Chrysallis Awards
  • Project of the Year | Lower Manhattan Communications Plan, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • USA Today | Web Guide Hot Sites
  • Styleboost | Featured Site
  • Adobe Macromedia Featured Project | Adobe Flash MX
  • Adobe Macromedia Site of the Day | Adobe Flash
  • Design Graphics Magazine | Issue 78
  • The Communicator Art of Communication | Company 39
  • Website for a Prospect | Level3 Communications
  • Certificate of Achievement in Design | Parsons Brinckerhoff