A rational director & creative strategist championing both measured and verifiable solutions and outcomes for enterprise.
Austin, TX USA
• 8 years in Creative Direction, Strategy and Communication
• Design Thinking, IA & ID, Content Creation, Project Management, Motion Graphics and Education
• Seasoned Visual Narrative expert dedicated to clear, concise and engaging prose across multiple disciplines
• Science-based UCD/UI/UX implementation, solutions and outcomes for enterprise
• Articulating complex concepts and integrating those of expert collaborators
• Distinguishing high priority assignments that meet and succeed deadlines
• Encouraging a fun, energetic and stimulating work environment
Through both internal stakeholder and external customer interviews, as Director of Strategy we uncovered clear needs for the client's current O&G clients, as well as a burgeoning market in previously unknown fields and domains. A brand and website refresh, followed by iterative UX improvements for their cadre of proprietary apps, with newly verified persona paths, promises to reach a significantly wider audience in 2017 than Q4 of 2016.
We began by asking the right questions through a wide reaching contextual research engagement.
It became clear customers experienced different levels of service and support.
We honed in on concise company values to produce solid Position, Brand, and Mission Statements to align each stakeholder.
As Director I assembled a team of seasoned videographers and implemented a scalable solution to Meyer's steep support burn through online video tutorials. Addressing their most frequent customer concerns, this video department relieved support staff by well over 50% in the first year alone.Visit Meyer Sound
Director of Strategy – A team of design thinkers and innovators from around the globe with a shared focus on highly scaleable, science-based UCD/UI/UX design services for Enterprise Energy and Manufacturing.
Creative Director – Digital SEA iterative development of proprietary inventory apps, alongside a series of global brand, culture and educational materials in San Francisco, CA.
Creative Director – Designed, implemented and directed Videography department to produce both live-action and Motion Graphic videos, software tutorials and brand identity trade show content for Meyer's hardware and software products. UCD/UI Research and Design for Meyer's Compass App. Also functioned as Project Manager, Scriptwriter, Editor, Motion Graphic Designer, as well as on-boarding new hires.
Creative Director – Concept and design for both web and mobile with a focus on brand identity and marketing for film and television.
Los Angeles, CA
Creative Director – IA and UX/UCD for both web and mobile, as well as storybook apps. Video production, narrative films, music and multimedia.
Editor-in-Chief – Children’s newspaper (similar to Highlights) with online interactive narratives and content.
Course Director – Design with a focus on motion graphics and storytelling. Film with a focus on visual narrative, script writing, film history and production. Sound Arts with a focus on engineering and commercial post production.
Project Coordinator – Sculpture and fabrication (early use of 3D printing) from design concept to realization for feature animated films.
San Francisco, CA
Engineer – Broadcast commercial music and sound design. SUSSAN DEYHIM: New York, NY
Engineer – Multimedia installations combining film, sculpture, and music.
New York, NY
Teaching Assistant – Music Department.
Santa Cruz, CA
Something just for fun.
With seasoned animator Chuck Duke, our 2008 original Stop Motion animated film (shot entirely on 16mm) premiered at the Hiroshima International Film Festival as "Best in the World."
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA
B.A. in Composition.
National Dean’s list. Graduated with honors.