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Creative leader with 15+ years of experience managing and contributing to software UX Design, Product Management, and App Engineering for mobile, web, TV and game platforms. Proven ability to build teams and companies from inception to recognized leaders in design and application development, both in-house at Amazon and Intel, and leading independent award-winning digital agencies including SplitCell, Archetype, and Metaliq.

Passionate about driving innovation through creative design thinking, rapid prototyping, and working on pre-release technologies; projects span across large-scale consumer and enterprise applications, games, and media projects for the world’s leading companies including Microsoft, Adobe, MLB, FOX, HBO, Associated Press, Red Bull, Intel, and Amazon, among others. These games and applications have been included in Adobe’s Creative Suite, The Microsoft Expression Suite, across the web, and on mobile and desktop devices, showcased at numerous conference sessions and keynotes, including SXSW, FITC, Microsoft conferences, and received multiple Webbys, Communication Arts, and OMMA awards.

The interactive design and development community continues to be a primary focus of mine, staying involved through engagements such as Judging the Emmys, teaching, writing, as well as speaking at conferences including South by Southwest, Streaming Media, FITC, and various Microsoft events.

Awards

Communication Arts Interactive Award, 911 Memorial Timeline.

Communication Arts Interactive Award, Adobe Kuler Application.

Webby Award, Associated Press Phone Application.

Webby Award, 911 Memorial Timeline.

OMMA Award, Mike Tompkins HTML5 Experience.

PhizzPop, Interactive Design Contest Winner.

 

Speaking Engagements

 

Silicon Valley Code Camp, Rapid Iteration in HTML5.

Microsoft’s WPC Speaker, Business of Silverlight session.

FITC Hollywood Speaker, Designing Rich Media, Motion Graphics and Film Techniques.

Streaming Media West Speaker, Panel Session, Flash, Real-World Implementations.

SXSW Speaker, Interactive Agency Workflow, Design and Development Process.

Microsoft Build, Build Developer Press Panel.

Streaming Media East Keynote Speaker, Web Video Keynote.

Microsoft Mix Speaker, Business of Interactive Software Development.

FITC Speaker, 3D on the Web.

 

Writing, Publications, and Associations

Emmys, Blue Ribbon Judge, Interactive Media.

Application Design and Development, Microsoft, Advisory Board.

San Francisco Adobe User Forum, Board Member.

Author, Best-selling Maya QuickStart book.

Tech Editor, 3D Studio Max Character Animation Book.

Microsoft Executive Roundtable, Web Design and Development.