Who I am
I'm an art director, animator, developer, and design ninja whose playground is the intersection of art and technology. With over 20 years of experience in the design field, I've worked on everything from hand-painted wallpapering and custom carpentry for corporate spaces, to branding and launching television networks and developing full-stack web applications.
What I believe
I believe in honesty above all things. Embracing the philosophy that our actions define who we are, I strive to lead through example. I believe in hard work, celebrating success, constant innovation, collaboration, lifelong learning, and mentoring others.
What I do
I lead creative departments, projects, and people. I scrutinize everything for both form and function to design, animate, and code work that is beautifully simple and can cut through the noise. In my spare time, I enjoy taking classes, studying physics, pottery, sailing, caving, lock picking, teaching scuba, volunteering, and traveling with my wife. All in all, I do what I love.
Emmy Award-winning Design Director with 20+ years of experience scrutinizing each project for form and function to design, animate, and code graphics that are beautifully simple and cut through the noise to make an impact on target audiences. Key experience includes branding and launching television networks and developing full-stack web applications.
Design Director - NBA TV, 2017 – Present
Spearheaded development of multiple applications to aid in creation of live, statistics-based, informational graphics for live games and studio shows. Provide direction and skill development for a diverse group of 6-10 designers and programmers.
Art Director - NBA TV, 2008 – 2017
Manage technical and aesthetic quality of all project deliverables for 20+ NBA TV properties while maintaining a cohesive brand image across promotions, graphics, animations, and web videos. Liaise between design team and various internal departments (social, edit, promotions, production, advertising sales, engineering, and more) and external vendors to create graphics and applications.
Senior Designer - ON-AIR PRESENTATION, FSN SOUTH & SPORTSSOUTH, 2006 – 2008
Coordinated all aspects of graphic design for production of regional on-air programming for both networks, including initial design exploration, budget, timeline, pitch and approval, project assignments, design oversight, stakeholder review, delivery to production, and ongoing maintenance of assets. Supervised design team of ~5 people and managed creative department’s equipment.
Senior Designer - CREATIVE SERVICES / PROMO HUB, FSN SOUTH, 2003 – 2006
Spearheaded design and production of on-air promotions for 3 regional sports networks: FSN South, FSN North, and FSN Arizona. Lead the production of graphics packages for regional sports programs. Handled research, acquisition, configuration, networking, and maintenance of all computers, software, and peripheral hardware used in graphic design. Prepared schedules and disseminated assignments to design team of 3.
Designer - PRODUCTION, FOX SPORTS NET SOUTH, 2000 – 2003
Oversaw and trained designers in the production of nightly news graphics for The Southern Sports Report and The Arizona Sports Report. Produced graphics packages for regional sports programs (show open animations, interstitial elements, still graphics, templates, etc.).
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UX UI Bootcamp Certificate
Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp Certificate
ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art
Lead design and programming teams by example, building a culture of innovation and celebrating success; identify, manage, and nurture talent, emphasizing ethics, teamwork, and attention to detail.
After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Ross Xpression, Chyron
UI / UX
Adobe XD, Figma, Miro, InVision
4 United States Patents
6 Regional Emmy Awards
9 Promax Broadcast Design Awards