CD/XD/Technologist for hire

CD/XD/Technologist for hire

As a creative director I lead, nurture, grow, strategize, conceptualize and produce. As an experience designer I design product, events and environments with the research, users and culture clearly defining the lens by which design decisions are made. As a technologist I explore ways to leverage technology and development to further engage interaction. And at the intersection of these roles is where I push to build brand affection, deliver value and drive action.

As a creative director I lead, nurture, grow, strategize, conceptualize and produce. As an experience designer I design product, events and environments with the research, users and culture clearly defining the lens by which design decisions are made. As a technologist I explore ways to leverage technology and development to further engage interaction. And at the intersection of these roles is where I push to build brand affection, deliver value and drive action.

Years ago, straight out of college, I started work at Compaq Computer Corp (purchased later by HP) with my first project being the creation of an online interactive 3D kids experience that would teach them what a PC was, how to operate it and ultimately how to create with it. During this time having a computer in a home was rare and only the cool kids had the at-home lightning speed of a 14.4 kbit/s modem. Oh the hurdles this presented. However, it was those challenges coupled with deep dives into human-computer interaction that hooked me and continues to drive my passion for design and technology and the impact it has on human behavior today.

Years ago, straight out of college, I started work at Compaq Computer Corp (purchased later by HP) with my first project being the creation of an online interactive 3D kids experience that would teach them what a PC was, how to operate it and ultimately how to create with it. During this time having a computer in a home was rare and only the cool kids had the at-home lightning speed of a 14.4 kbit/s modem. Oh the hurdles this presented. However, it was those challenges coupled with deep dives into human-computer interaction that hooked me and continues to drive my passion for design and technology and the impact it has on human behavior today.

Over the years I've had the great opportunity to be hands-on in the strategy, design, development and launch of a great variety of brands and products such as Bonnaroo, Alison Krauss, Sage Hospitality, OUYA, LiveNation, Entertainment Weekly, PinnacleHealth, Sony Records, Benjamin-Moore, Georgia-Pacific, Husqvarna Viking, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Halliburton and more.

I currently live in Phoenix, AZ Houston, TX Nashville, TN Harrisburg, PA Nashville, TN with my wife and 4 year old son -- you probably shouldn't miss the chance to see his awesome photo here.

Over the years I've had the great opportunity to be hands-on in the strategy, design, development and launch of a great variety of brands and products such as Bonnaroo, Alison Krauss, Sage Hospitality, OUYA, LiveNation, Entertainment Weekly, PinnacleHealth, Sony Records, Benjamin-Moore, Georgia-Pacific, Husqvarna Viking, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Halliburton and more.

I currently live in Phoenix, AZ Houston, TX Nashville, TN Harrisburg, PA Nashville, TN with my wife and 4 year old son.

SELECT DESIGN & BRANDING PROJECTS

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For examples of information architecture, flowchart and wireframe work please request via email

RECENT EXPERIMENTS & EXPLORATION

RECENT EXPERIMENTS & EXPLORATION

houdini-flow

Houdini 3D & Curl Noise Flow

Kinect & TouchDesigner

Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

GENERATIVE EXPERIMENTS

hype-experimental

Illustration & Processing (Java)

Processing 3 + HYPE framework + original Vector Illustration + randomly generated color and position  = endless possibilities.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

GENERATIVE EXPERIMENTS

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Kinect & TouchDesigner

Testing Xbox Kinect hand tracking and particle manipulation with TouchDesigner.
Tracking test   |   Small attractor

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

GENERATIVE EXPERIMENTS

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Processing Motion with HYPE

Experimenting with Joshua Davis' HYPE framework and motion generation using Illustrator elements as the source.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

GENERATIVE EXPERIMENTS

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Unreal Engine 4 Course

Solid learning from Christopher Murphy at Epic Games. The course takes you through every aspect of the Unreal Engine.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

GENERATIVE EXPERIMENTS

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Processing with Daniel Shiffman

Can't recommend these two books enough. Learning Processing and The Nature of Code by Shiffman.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

Experimenting with Curl Noise Flow around a specified object in Houdini 3D. The possibilities are endless in terms of generated patterns with this one.

GENERATIVE EXPERIMENTS