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I am a Design Director in the Product Design & UX group at Gannett. Sorry, I am not currently accepting freelance work.
Based in Park City, Utah, I have been designing for the web since 1998, and have experience working at branding agencies, private companies, and as a contractor. After earning a design degree from Northeastern University, I worked in Boston for several years before moving to Utah, the ultimate playground. My passion is front-end design; that means look-and-feel, user experience usability, typography, branding, and high-impact messaging.
“So... What would you say you do here?”
I specialize in user experience design. That means that I make every effort to use best practices to produce usable, accessible, readable, standards-compliant and (hopefully) beautiful websites and native apps that earn measurable results.
- Wireframing, user-flow, IA documentation
- High fidelity concept design
- User interface design
- HTML/CSS authoring
- Logo design
- Print design
- Copy-writing and micro-copy enhancement
- Basic SEO/SEM
Things I don't do
- Back-end development
- IT & Server-side maintenance
- Database administration
- Desktop support
- Excessive Flash
On rare occasions, I stand in front of people in a public forum and say things. On even rarer occasions, they might listen.
2019 – present
Gannett + USA TODAY NETWORK, RemoteDesign Director, Product Design and User Experience
Helping a talented team of designers discover and build new product experiences on web and native platforms for USA TODAY and asssociated Gannett publishing properties. Working with cross-fucntional leaders to guide Gannett's digital evolution and USA TODAY's transition from an ad-driven model to a premium digital subscription product.
2015 – 2019
USA TODAY Sports Media Group and Gannett, LA, NYC, DCDirector of User Experience and User Interface Design
Designing new digital properties and overseeing user experience design for web and native products.
Joe Myers Web Design, Inc. Heber City, UTInteractive Designer / Independent Contractor
Specializing in desktop and mobile web design within the outdoor, adventure and hospitality industries. I am NOT currently accepting freelance projects.
2007 - 2009
FetchDog, Portland, MESenior Interactive Designer
Responsible for overall site and UI design, graphic production and initial code deployment. Worked remotely with corporate team to build an ambitious shopping site with infinite resource materials, viral content, and social networking capabilities for dog-lovers.
2006 – 2007
American Skiing Company, Park City, UTNew Media Designer
Specializing in Flash design for unique user experiences, product demos, and microsites. Also responsible for the redesign of resort sites as well as overseeing day-to-day graphical maintenance at 8 resorts and their respective properties.
2001 - 2005
Benes Brand Imaging, Lexington, MAInteractive Design Lead / New Media Specialist
Created web sites and multimedia, specializing in usability, site architecture, animation, and overall user experience. Worked with top developers to integrate scripting and robust content management solutions. Contributed to overall branding campaigns as an integral member of an energetic team.
2000 - 2001
Mindseye, Inc., Boston, MAInteractive Designer
Designed web sites and produced graphics at all levels.
1997 - 1999
Dodo Unlimited, Boston, MAGraphic Designer / Gen-X Consultant
Designed print, display, and interactive materials as well as apparel for unique, theme-based merchandising startup. Also managed personnel and promotional marketing ventures.
Educational Technology Center at Northeastern University, Boston, MAAssistant Design Technology Instructor
Taught and assisted in teaching HTML and graphics software to faculty, staff, and students at Northeastern University.
Northeastern University, Boston, MAB.S. Media Arts and Design
Honors: Deans List, Magna Cum Laude
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MAContinuing Education in Graphic Design
School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MAContinuing Education in Fine Arts
Berwick Academy, South Berwick, MECollege Prep
Honors: a wicked lot.