I like to design, illustrate, and develop (yes, write code). Throw in some multi-media editing and I’m a happy camper. I prefer using Linux and Unix for their terminals and SSH, but have no issues working in Windows (7 or 10). Even when using Git. I use Adobe CC products including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, AfterEffects, and Audition. Pretty much what ever gets the job done.
What’s important to me? Consistency in branding, and UI and intuitive consistent UX that works for the user. So many designers focus on one platform (usually the one they’re sporting) and don’t have the research to back it up. Wireframing is important, if it becomes a prototype. If it doesn’t, how can it be tested?
My skillset includes the following:
- Graphic design
- Identity and branding
- Printed material
- Website and application design and development, including wireframing and prototyping
- Multimedia digital production and editing
- Scientific illustration
My background is fine art, and I have an BS in Art (no comments from the peanut gallery please) earned from Biola University in LA.
Fast-forward — a year of updating my graphic design and software education in Sonoma County wine country (rough living) at Santa Rosa JC.
Certificate in Scientific Illustration from the University of Washington in Seattle (this is rarely of interest to people hiring), but I have illustrated over a thousand artifacts and am well versed in archaeological, zoological, and botanical illustration techniques.
AAS Web/Database Development with honors from Highline Community College in the Puget Sound area, and a year of the multimedia digital arts program at Bellevue College (got a 4.0 in all video production and editing courses!)