who i am
A purveyor of pixelated perfection; a visionary of vibrant vectors; an illustrator of imaginative ingenuity, I'm a multidisciplinary designer with nine years of professional experience in illustration and visual design for console & social gaming, user-experience and user-interface, responsive, brand, print and mobile. I have worn a number of hats in my creative career thus far... I enjoyed them all and still I have a fierce yearning to explore other areas of creative design to grow further as a heavy-hitter designer.
I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Illustration/Animation focusing in the film and entertainment-design industry. Since my collegiate career, my creative interests have expanded in motion graphics, user-experience, user-interface, and branding design. Currently, I work as an Art Director for Epsilon / Alliance Data Systems, a Fortune 500 global leader in marketing and design, working on projects for Hitachi Data Systems, American Express, Oceanic Scales (and Blue Trail - UCSC), Wells Fargo and others. Prior to finding myself at Epsilon, I refined my various creative skillsets with various companies like Zynga / DNA Games, Inc., Electronic Arts, YesVideo, and a veritable smorgasbord of other independent companies.
Sophistication with a balance of fun and quirkiness is a common theme throughout my work. I enjoy a collaborative environment that fosters creativity and a willingness to explore new and innovative ways of getting that "Wow!" reaction to a design... Oh, and I can also bake a mean Oreo Coffee Cupcake.