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Sephora
August 2013 – Present

Sephora offers beauty products including makeup, skincare, body, fragrance, color, and haircare. Sephora is owned by Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy (LVMH)

Lead UX / UI Designer - Store Digital

  • Work primarily with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe After Effects.
  • Work closely with Creative Teams, User Experience Teams & Developers to bring graphic solutions to life for the company's in-store digital touch screen enviroments across the globe. These include Fragrance IQ, Skincare IQ and Color IQ.
  • Work directly with Project / Product Managers & Directors to bring new digital experiences to in-store customers.
  • Worked as the primary UX/UI Designer from the white board to the fragrance wall for the redesign/rework of the brand new Fragrance IQ which officially launched in September of 2014.


Scentsa
March 2011 – August 2013
Client Page

Scentsa was an innovation of Crescent House Publishing Inc., an award-winning multimedia technology company serving the global retail industry. Scentsa created marketing and information software solutions for retailers and vendors to reinforce brand awareness, created in-store marketing excitement, and enhanced sales training.

The Scentsa Experience included interactive touch screens, digital advertising, and mobile applications. Scentsa's software and interactive marketing solutions were ideal for specialty retailers


Sr. UX / UI Designer

  • Worked primarily with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver applications.
  • Worked daily with designers & developers to bring graphic solutions to life for the company's web, touch screen, digital signage & mobile products.
  • Handled all CSS and HTML duties at Scentsa. Hand-coded in Dreamweaver Code View (both HTML & CSS)
  • Acted as Creative Point-of-Contact for clients of Scentsa to make certain the design goals of each project were met with agility and accuracy. Most of my time spent acting in this role was with multiple teams at Sephora.
  • Sephora acquired Scentsa.


NOSQUIDDING.com
September 2011 - Present
Client Page

I am the Founder & Owner of nosquidding.com. I created the brand & also fully designed & developed the website.

I create all marketing collateral, handle all online promotional efforts, control social media platforms, create all content for the YouTube channel & spearhead partnership efforts within the Motorcycle Industry between similar brands and my own by utilizing my broad skillset & my expanding audience.


Gotuit Media Corp.
November 2006 – September 2008
Client Page

A digital media platform company delivering metadata-driven video products.

Graphic Artist / Web Designer

  • Worked primarily with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver applications. Close attention always paid to cross-browser compatibility with FF1.5+, IE6+, Opera, Safari.
  • Worked daily with developers and closely interacted with AJAX, XML, JavaScript, Flash Development, PHP, and mobile video applications to bring graphic solutions to life for the company’s metadata-driven video products.
  • Handled all CSS and HTML duties at Gotuit to develop websites and layouts from JPGs and printouts. Also provided all graphics and image manipulation needed for promoting and developing the company’s websites.


Freelance / Consulting

L.RAPHAEL
May 2013
Graphic Design Contract.
http://www.l-raphael.com/ | View Sample
Hired to design a Mother's Day Email Blast campaign in both English and French languages.
(Photoshop)

Sialix/GcFree Inc.
April 2010 - April 2012
Web Design/Web Development/Graphic Design Contract.
Client Page
Hired to rebrand (Logo Design) both the GcFree and Sialix brands, build a new website with eCommerce capabilities (MivaMerchant) from the ground up from both a Graphic Design and a Web Development standpoint, create new business cards after the branding was complete and also to create new labels and boxes for all of the products Sialix/GcFree Inc. provides.
(Photoshop/Illustrator/Flash/Dreamweaver/Miva Merchant)

ThriveHive
March 2011 - December 2011
Application Design/Web Design/Graphic Design Contract.
http://www.thrivehive.com/
ThriveHive is a guided marketing solution that empowers small business owners to grow their business through better marketing. I was hired and tasked with designing their Logo and Software Application Interface. Once that project was a success I was tasked with designing the following: Business Card Design, Email Blast Design, Presentation Design, Stationary Design, Web Design, and T-Shirt Design.
(Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver/PowerPoint)

Weplay Inc.
May 2008 - August 2010
Web/Graphic Design Contract.
http://www.weplay.com/ | Client Page
Hired on multiple projects to provide graphical elements and screen design/implementation in formats ranging from high end PowerPoint presentations to Printed handouts to Web Design to online ad campaigns.
(Photoshop/Flash/Dreamweaver/InDesign/Word/PowerPoint)

OnForce
October 2008 - December 2009
Web/Graphic Design Contract.
http://www.onforce.com/ | Client Page
Hired on multiple projects to provide graphical elements and screen design/implementation in formats ranging from Web Design to online ad campaigns.
(Photoshop/Flash/Dreamweaver/InDesign/Word/Powerpoint)

Lucky Management
May 2011 - December 2011
Web Design/Web Development/Graphic Design Contract.
Client Page
Hired to design & build a new website from the ground up. Also designed E-Blast templates for both mobile and large screens as well as designing posters for racers under Lucky Management.
(Photoshop/Dreamweaver)

SLC, Inc.
2011
Web/Graphic Design Contract.
http://www.slcgs.com/
Hired to implement new pages into the existing site and update navigation and design accordingly.
(Photoshop/Flash/Dreamweaver)

My iMedia Solutions
2010
Web Design/Web Development/Graphic Design Contract.
Hired as this group’s Web Designer/Developer and Graphic Designer. I worked on projects that they managed. My duties included mostly designing new websites for their clients and then developing all of the HTML/CSS for those designs. Clients include: Brian Fox Studios, Camden Grey, Deep Customer Connections, HuddleHub, Liberal Miranda, Lucky Field Organics, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, Newton Open Studios, Symphonetic Insight, Salon Salon Limousine
(Photoshop/Flash/Dreamweaver/Illustrator)

Lesley Sells
2010
Web Design/Web Development/Graphic Design Contract.
View Sample
Hired to rebrand (Logo Design) her website name, build a new website from the ground up from both a Graphic Design and Web Development standpoint and also to work with the real estate listing databases (MLS) to keep her current listings intact. I also developed an Admin Panel (MySQL) for her so she could update her Featured Listings on her own with no knowledge of HTML or CSS.
(Photoshop/ Dreamweaver/MySQL)

Pongr
2010
Web Development Contract.
http://www.pongr.com/
Hired to cut up existing mock up designs for pages and develop them into functional HTML/CSS pages for the website.
(Photoshop/Dreamweaver)

esportsboard.com
2010
Presentation Design Contract.
View Sample
Provided all graphical elements to be used in a high end PowerPoint presentation.
(Photoshop/PowerPoint)

Mighty Techs
March 2009 - June 2009
Web/Graphic Design Contract.
Client Page
Hired to create this brand and design a new website from the ground up from both Logo Design and Graphic Design standpoints. My duties ended once the front end, consisting of all logo and website mocks, was signed off on and handed over to the company’s in-house web development team.
(Photoshop/ Illustrator)

FirstMark Capital
October 2008 - May 2009
Presentation Design Contract.
http://www.firstmarkcap.com/ | Client Page
Provided all graphical elements to be used in multiple high end PowerPoint presentations.
(Photoshop/PowerPoint)

Ask.com
October 2008
Production Spec Sheet Design.
http://www.ask.com/ | View Sample
Hired to spec the mockups for the re-design of all their properties to eliminate any gap between designer and developer (Photoshop) Properties included: dictionary.com, thesaurus.com, reference.com, translate.com and more.
(Photoshop)

Yusef Jackson (UTV & GreenLight TV)
2007
Presentation Design Contract.
Provided all graphical elements to be used in a high end PowerPoint presentation by RadarOnline.com that was presented to AT&T.
(Photoshop/PowerPoint)

Jacqui Olkin Communications Consulting
2006
http://www.olkincommunications.com/
Communications Consulting surrounding the Internet Business domain. Logo Design and Website Design.
(Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver)

InterCom Network
2005
This company specializes in Paperless Meeting Solutions as well as Document Imaging and Indexing. Created entire online presence in-house.
(Photoshop/Dreamweaver)

HPCAREER.NET
2004
Duties included logo design and a complete reworking of the graphical online presence. I worked as an intern for this company during my time at the International Academy of Design & Technology and then was hired on as a FTE after graduation.
(Photoshop/Dreamweaver)

The International Academy of Design & Technology
October 2002 - March 2004
Specialized Associate Degree in Web Development and Graphic Design.
Cumulative GPA: 3.42 (on a 4.0 Scale)

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
September 2001 – June 2002
Majored in Multimedia and Web Design.
Cumulative GPA: 3.65 (on a 4.0 Scale)
Left AIP to seek more challenging studies.

Artist Profile page in LLIC Magazine Issue #1
2010
Live, Learn, Inspire, Create. is an art/music culture zine based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I was asked to display a 2 page spread of my work and was interviewed for the Artist Profile section of the magazine. The magazine was released June 4th, 2010. http://llicmagazine.tumblr.com/

Art Exhibition at University Heights Arts Open
2009
Displayed various framed design pieces of my own (http://www.uharts.org/ 1998 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116).

Art Display at Samurai Boston
2008
Multiple graphic design pieces chosen for permanent display at Samurai Boston (http://www.samurai-boston.com/ 827 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116).

Art Exhibition at Via Matta
2008
Invited to display 10+ pieces of art for an event at Via Matta restaurant (79 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116).

Legends of Style Street Inspired Art
2008
Invited to display 10+ pieces of art at the Boston Center for the Art's Cyclorama on April 26 and again at Justison Landing in Wilmington, DE on May 3rd (www.legendsofstyle.net)(http://www.myspace.com/thisislegendsofstyle) (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Legends-Of-Style/110898225621774).

Outstanding Intern Award
2004
Awarded for interning with HPCAREER.NET to complete my requirements for graduation from IADT.

Artistic Achievement Award
2004
Awarded for going above and beyond the requirements of my classes attended at IADT. I was the first to receive this award from outside of the Visual Communications Major.

I work hard to provide exceptional work for my clients and employers, regardless of how big or small the project is.

My focus is to plan and deliver the services needed in the time frame desired.

I have been told that I am a breeze to work / communicate with and that I respond to criticism very well. I plan on receiving that feedback more and more as time passes.



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