about meI have a passion for designing beautiful interfaces without compromising usability and accessibility. I like taking on projects from concept to launch. I always make sure that my work is kept clean and organized. Even under pressure, I can contribute great work in any given project. My leadership experience has enabled me to be a true leader and a true follower.
The most recent integration with Tecture's own CMS. I was assigned the task to modify their existing design and layout to fit a new and improved design. As adapting the new design and IA, the current organization of the CMS would not be adaptable to properly show the content. I managed to re-use and re-organize content, so the client would not be puzzled while adding new content.
The Don project was a great one in which the Tecture team and the development team over at Don worked cohesively. While integrating the design with their work, we found many elements did not work together or needed to be added; we were able to fix these problems while keeping within the deadline.
Bold Urban Renessence Network is a not for profit organization helping artists bring their projects to life. The design was asked to be in the theme of Steampunk and Fire. Taking into consideration their audience, in this case potential donors, I decided to design something that would bring in the intended audience as well as artists seeking funds.
Creating the calendar was interesting. To differ from traditional calendars, the layout was made into a horizontal one, for the user to view the rest of the days, he simply has to move the cursor. The calendar automatically detects the user's current date and generates the calendar. In this calendar, the user may also add and remove events. Because this widget is not connected to a database, the content is lost when the widget is closed.
The construction of this Mp3 player was entirely done with Actionscript 3. This ranged from the buttons to the scrubbers. The reasoning was for this SWF to load faster and not create small images that would pixelate when scaled. The greatest challenge for this project was creating a button that played and paused instead of making two different ones as well as making it function with other controls of the player.
As a side project, I decided to create a micro-site for myself to keep track of some of my links. I wanted to have something more visually appealing when I opened the browser. I decided to reuse an old design that I had done in tables many years ago and make it into CSS. Though I succeeded quickly, I found that this would not display correctly in Internet Explorer. Soon, I learned more about advanced CSS techniques that would allow a proper view in IE.
Click Interactive has hosted different events, for one of those events, I was asked to design a poster. Previously, there had never been a well designed poster. I wanted to set a standard for the following posters created for the events, thus, this design was created. From there on, the designers for the posters tried to achieve this level of creativity showing that Click Interactive was more than just code, it was also design.
Click Interactive is the Web Design and Interactive Media group at the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. For their logo contest, I submitted different designs. From all the submitted designs this was the one the group picked to make it their official logo. The idea for the logo was to create something that represented the group as well as appeal to those who were in other majors who may be interested in joining Click Interactive.
The illustration of this camera was entirely done in Illustrator. It was based off a stock photograph and took about 8 to 9 hours to be completed. Some of the challenges were how to break apart each shape in order to both construct and color to make it look as realistic as possible. Using some of the filters built in Illustrator, the illustration took a more realistic look rather than just a vector rendering of a vintage camera.
resumePDF resume available upon request.
- ASP.NET C#
- ASP.NET MVC
- SQL | MySQL
- Actionscript 3.0
- Visual Studio 2008 | 2010
- SQL Server Management Studio
- IIS 6 | 7
- TortoiseSVN | Mercurial
- Flash | Flash Develop
- Premiere Pro
- After Effects
- Microsoft Office
- Spanish - Fluent
Tecture, Chicago, IL | Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
- ASP.NET development
- ASP.NET MVC application development
- Design and Back-end integration
- Front-end development including mobile and browser compatibility
- CMS User experience design and development
Brill Street: Learning Resources, Chicago, IL | Mar 2009 - Jun 2009
- Edit HTML content to fit new layout and design
- Website Redesign
The Lake County High Schools Techonology Campus, Grayslake, IL | 2006 - 2007
- Developed concepts at a rapid pace
- Designed: web sites, logos, and advertisements
JROTC, Waukegan, IL | 2003 - 2007
Automations Officer (2005-2006)
- Updated JROTC website
- Filmed events
- Equipment maintenance
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Chicago, IL | Oct 2007-June 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Web Design and Interactive Media
The Lake County High Schools Technology Campus
Grayslake, IL | 2005-2007
Officer Candidate School
Waukegan, IL | Aug 2005
JROTC Automation's Officer
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