As the story goes, my journey as a "technical creative" began out of the desire to bring my earliest ideas to life. Rewind back to 1999, the web was young, and I was busy soaking up all the knowledge I could in order to build my first ever web presence. Ultimately, I learned how to learn, how to debug, how to launch my ideas and iterate on them. Ever since then, the majority of my time has been spent in that loop.
Today I'm a professional multidisciplinary Designer and UX Engineer. I'm actively involved in creating print, web, branding, and interactive experiences. With my background, I get to collaborate with clients and teams alike, bridging the gap between the design and engineering disciplines.
I've had the opportunity to learn from some of the best collegues, gain experience as a manager and lead projects every step of the way from discovery to delivery.
And so, the journey continues...
- Product Design
- User Research
- Design Operations
- Design Systems
- Graphic Design
- Branding & Art Direction
- Software Development
- A/B Testing
- Agile/Lean/Scrum Methodologies
- Hardware Hacking
- 3D Printing
- PC Gaming
- PC Fabrication
- Street Photography
- Sports & Lifestyle
- Music Entertainment
- Fashion, Art & Design
2009 · Valedictorian, Bachelor of Science · Full Sail University · Winter Park, Florida
My team and I created "Sprout", a Crowdfunding Internship platform to jumpstart youth employment worldwide.
"The winning team, headed by Bryan Berger of NY Hackathons, was Food Share, a way to display and share food from your refrigerator with neighbors."
Invited to take part in the Adobe Lights Installation. "Re-imagining Adobe's logo with 100 cubes of light, each one reflecting the work of one artist in real time. A representation of the global community of artists and designers who work everyday."
2014 2nd Place at Hack The Bar (Pernod Ricard)
Hardware + Software hack to help people find the right drink and vibe - for the User, Bar and Brand.
2013 1st Place Adobe Game Jam NYC
2 days to concept, design, develop, test and present a game using the Stage3D GPU accelerated technology by Adobe.
The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition - which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software - honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world's top institutions of higher education.
I had the opportunity to give a presentation about Design Thinking, Branding, and UI design to students partaking in the AngelHack Hackcelerator of 2017.
I had a great time helping Canon USA and AngelHack judge their twoday photography based hackathon.
I gave a presentation about Distraction Free Design Sprints.
I've been honored to be selected as a Judge for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards from (2011 - 2019).