Experience

Professional

Obsidian Entertainment // Irvine, CA // Mar 16 - present
<<Sr. UX/UI Designer>>

  • Concepting, prototyping, and implementing UI for the AAA PC title, "Armored Warfare"

Obsidian Entertainment // Irvine, CA // May 13 - Mar 16
<<UX/UI Designer>>

  • Concepted, prototyped, and implemented the entire UI pipeline for the AAA PC title, "Armored Warfare"
  • Led the UI strike team in implementation and optimization of all UI features
  • Worked closely with an international publisher to iterate based off user testing insights, as well as tweak user experiences for specific international audiences

Nexon America // El Segundo, CA // May 11 - May 13
<<Interactive Designer>>

  • Create prototype interaction solutions (paper, digital, etc) for
    rapid iteration, visualization, and user testing
  • Run user testing sessions for Nexon game products and
    web services in collaboration with the User Experience Design team
  • Define user needs, create user scenarios, articulate user centered
    goals for design and development teams, as well as create
    strategies for designing full user experiences and alignment
    with user expectations and needs

Liquid Entertainment // Pasadena, CA // Nov 10 - May 11
<< Graphic/UI Artist>>

  • Design & create assets for 2 Facebook Social Games
    "D&D Heroes of Neverwinter"
    "Deadline: Hollywood Game"

Seven Studios // Santa Monica, CA // June 10 - Aug 10
<< Flash Artist >>

  • Design & implement UI elements for console game project
  • Create Flash assets while collaborating with Art, Design, &
    Programming leads

"Paper Balloons" App // Pasadena, CA // Jan 09 - Dec 09
<< Designer/Producer >>

  • Designed original concept and all interactions for iPhone App
  • Produced all artwork and animation assets

Vivendi Universal Games // Los Angeles, CA // Summers 05-07
<< QA Tester >>

  • Worked extensively with the DevTrack database system
  • Promoted to "QA Tester, Level 2" in Summer 07

Ignite Media Productions // Los Angeles, CA // Feb 05 - May 05
<< DVD Designer >>

  • Conceptualized all artwork and layouts for DVD menus
  • Directed production of final product for clients

Just for Show Video // Los Angeles, CA // Dec 04 - May 05
<< Video Editor>>

  • Edited footage in Final Cut
  • Created DVD menus for clients

 

 

Education

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
// Master of Fine Arts, Media Design
Completed 2009

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
// Bachelor of Art, Multimedia emphasis
Completed 2007

     

Skills/Specialties

Empathetic Interaction Design

Video Game Design/Development

Gestural Interfaces

Design Research

 

Recognitions

SXSW Casual Game Design Competition: Finalist // Spring 10

iDMAa Conference "Innovation" Award // Fall 09

Art Center Student Gallery: Typography work selected // Fall 08

LMU Student Art Show: Digital artwork displayed // Fall 06

     

Program Knowledge

Experienced Intermediate Introductory
Flash InDesign After Effects
Photoshop Dreamweaver iPhone SDK
Illustrator Visio Maya
Fireworks Garage Band  
Final Cut Pro DevTrack  
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) Perforce  
Keynote    

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