Analytical, detail oriented Web Developer and Classically-Trained Designer who understands the importance of collaboration, iteration, strategic thinking, fundamental design principles, and the user-centered approach to the development process. Proficient in both digital and print mediums. Solution-oriented over-achiever who enjoys creating, learning, collaborating and exceeding expectation.
As a designer I have done a lot of different things but I have always been focused on effective design. I find that my breadth of experience is useful when working across teams. I understand enough about all the different disciplines to create product that fits into the stream. My time as freelancer has sharpened my adaptability. Currently I am focusing on web design and development with an increasing emphasis on UX and ID. I have experience with many different sizes of company and styles of working. I'm comfortable working on my own but prefer the esprit de corps of the team environment.
HILTON DESIGN | Freelance Print/Web Design & Front End Development
Website, SEO, CMS, e-commerce, Social Media, Identity, Print, & Signage | Nov 2010 - Present
As a freelancer I provide a wide variety of services for small to medium businesses. They typically include Web development & maintenance coupled with identity and collateral development. Below is a list of some of my clients over the years.
Argyle Capital Partners
Atlantic Baseball League
Central Building & Preservation
Integrative Medicine Access
Kinkaid Phillips Holdings
Myles Spar M.D.
Nancy Alison Martin & Associates
Payco Specialties Inc.
Western Fertility Institute
SONY DESIGN CENTER SANTA MONICA
Design Strategist | Oct 2009 - Nov 2010
Developed product proposals informed by immersive trend & market analysis. Researched and mined emerging socio-cultural trends for new market opportunities. Produced executive level research reports. Conducted CMF research and proposal. Developed and conducted customer product/behavior research interviews. Conducted competitive product/retail audits. Created research based recommendations on market direction and user needs. Designed, produced, and organized Sony’s 2010 U.S. Design Open House
VOLKSWAGEN DESIGN CENTER OF CALIFORNIA
Design Strategist | Apr 2003 - Apr 2009
Developed, designed, and presented advanced concepts for VW & Audi. Projects involved global design strategy, future vehicle and service concepts, as well as brand/identity development for products & services. Different projects involved art direction, information design, presentation decks, books, posters, promotional materials, photography, copywriting, and media interviews.
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT GROUP
e-Learning Graphic Designer | Apr 1997 - Apr 1998
Built CD-ROM training applications for Qualcomm’s CDMA technology, the project involved 400+ Graphics and 20+ animations
e-Learning Lead Artist | Dec 1995 - Mar 1997
Produced all graphic files and animations in the Localization department.
x = years
5 Front End Development
3 Responsive Design
6 User Research
6 User Personas
6 Competitive Audit
1 Information Architecture
1 User Interface
13 Branding & Identity
13 Pitch Decks
6 Information Design
5 Art Direction
13 Concept Development
5 Social Media
13 Digital Retouch
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN PASADENA CA.
BFA : Graphic Design with Honors | May 1999 - April 2003