Product designer, Windows Mobile PC Group / 2003-present
User interface, interaction, and user experience design for Windows Vista. Focus on features and experience improvements for mobile computers including laptops, Tablet PCs and ultra mobile PCs. Areas of ownership include the new Windows SideShow platform, mobile-optimized graphics themes, user experience guidelines, Media Center experience on touch and pen systems, and peer-to-peer networking. Extensive work with inductive user interface design.
Product designer, Tablet PC Group / 2002-2003
Work in partnership with an eight-person design team on Windows Vista for the Tablet PC. Areas of focus include software-hardware
interaction, optimizing Windows for use with the pen as a pointing
device, use of gestures to perform actions, and ink annotation of text documents and web pages.
Product designer, Hardware Group / 2000–2002
Collaborate with usability, user assistance, industrial
design, and project management on various projects including TV Photo
Viewer, SideWinder Game Voice, and several conceptual projects. Primary
user interface designer for the Broadband Networking product line released
in Fall 2002. Design for various mediums including software, television
onscreen navigation, and the Internet. Art direct multiple off-site vendors and manage one on-site product designer.
Associate graphic designer / 1998–2000
Collaborate with art directors, developers, and production artists to
design web sites for Fortune 1000 companies including Swedish Medical
Center and Unionbay. Oversee internal creative processes and resources.
Graphic design intern / 1997–1998
Assist in creation of web sites and client proposals. Design corporate
identity guidelines, collateral materials, and document templates.
University of Washington
Design history database & web site independent study / 1998–2000
Work with design professor Douglas Wadden to create a database and linked
web site to communicate course content to students. Manage project from
conception to completion, including design of information architecture
and graphic interface. Lead a team of five other students, overseeing
project schedule and tasks.
Cities and buildings image archive independent study / 1998
Redesign existing web site to create greater visual appeal and improve
site navigation. Create several design concepts for later implementation.
Arizona State University Bookstore
Graphic designer and Sales associate / 1996–1997
Advertisement design and promotional concept development.
Machine Knitter’s Source Magazine
Graphic design intern / 1996
Design of specialty magazine, community promotional brochure, and commencement
pamphlet for local high school.
CSB Graphic Design
Freelance designer / 1995–present
Online, print, and corporate identity design for various small local clients.
||University of Washington
Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Arts
in Visual Communications Design &
Visual Art / 2000
Arizona State University
Seattle Central Community College
Associate of Arts
AWARDS & HONORS
United States Patents
Context specific user interface
Filed in 2006, patent pending
Control Panel user interface design
Filed in 2006, patent pending
Context sensitive labels for an electronic device: patent no. 6,917,373
Filed in 2000, granted in 2005
Selection indication fields
Ffiled in 2004, patent pending
Northwest IDSA Awards 2002
Gold award / Interface category
Whistler PC & Data Companion Concept
Trapeze Awards 2000
AIGA Student Award Competition
One Show Interactive
Corporate image web site / Unionbay
New Media Invision
Awards 1999 Finalist
Corporate ID and Promotion / Unionbay
1999 Web Award