I’m an experience designer currently living and working on Oahu, Hawaii for one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies here on island — this affords me the opportunity to work with some pretty neat companies and solving some interesting problems. There’s a small group of us in the digital department and we’re a nimble, scrappy bunch. In addition to our daily work of overhauling and redesigning enterprise web sites, we also create web-apps, mobile apps and all kinds of digital solutions to address our clients’ business needs. It goes far beyond designing your typical campaign web site and it may not always be the most glamorous but it keeps the job interesting, to say the least.
I’ve been in the design field for longer than I care to mention but I’m grateful now to have been able to participate from the beginning of the web (the dot.com bubble of the 1990’s anyone?) using tables to create rounded buttons, the arrival of CSS and webfonts (!!), then switching from inline styles to stylesheets, responsive html, designing for devices (not viewports) and optimizing for ADA compliance. And I’m sure I’m already behind on some other advancements in the internet of things but what other field can you be in where learning is a constant, daily endeavor? It keeps you humble, and for that, I appreciate my colleagues and coworkers for always teaching me something new and showing me how much more there is to learn about the field.
I’m lucky to have worked in a variety of organizations that presented some valuable mentorships and interesting projects in the digital field. They’ve included the global advertising giant, MRM McCann, Bertelsmann eCommerce (an Amazon for books that preceded Amazon, itself), various start-ups and private companies such as World Wildlife Fund, Vital Wave and a variety of small businesses, including my own; which led me on a 5-year journey traveling, working and living in Bali, Indonesia — a place I still hold dear to my heart.
For more information about my background and work experience, please contact me. I’d love to talk!