Hi, I'm Brian and I'm a designer.

I started working in print shops when I was a teenager and my education is in graphic design. I started my career working in print and enviornmental graphics. I got started in web and interactive design in 2000. Most of my experience has been working on web-based tools and applications within software development teams. I still practice graphic design creating t-shirts, logos and screen printed posters and prints.

UX, UI, interaction, or visual design?

I don't fit neatly into any one title. I enjoy digging into, understanding, and solving design problems. My experience has covered the full spectrum of design from research to production. My strengths are in the visualization of a system from structure and flow to visual and interaction details.

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I bring to the table…

…a combination of creative and technical skills. My design and problem solving experience includes: concept development, user flows, information architecture, wireframing, interaction design, prototyping, visual design and production. I’m also pretty handy with front end code (html, css, and a bit of javascript) and have made my fair share of git commits. Often without breaking anything.

I’ve worked with…

Microsoft (Contract) | 2006 – 2007, 2009 – 2016, 2017-2018

Providing user experience design for various teams within Microsoft. Groups include: Azure Engineering Services, MSIT, MSN, Startup Business Group and Bing. Responsible for interaction design, information architecture, visual design and some html prototyping.

T-Mobile (Contract) | July 2016 - January 2017

Worked on interaction flows and ui design for mobile app on iOS and Android.

Cypress Consulting (Contract) | 2011 – 2012

Projects included: updated interface design for the Amazon Instant Video channel on the Roku set top box, conceptual development of iPad app for FX Networks and interaction design for a sales support iPad app for Pernod Ricard.

Infospace | 2007 – 2009

Lead the user experience design for a popular meta-search engine and a user configurable portal product. Responsible for interaction design, information architecture, visual design, prototyping and asset production.

The Cobalt Group | 1999 – 2005

Lead the design of various interactive projects including consumer facing websites, web-based applications, and interactive marketing efforts. Clients included Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, Lexus, Volkswagen, Kia, and AutoNation.

The Retail Group | 1996 – 1999

Designed comprehensive graphic design systems for retail spaces. Managed all aspects of designs from initial concept through final design and production. Projects included logo and identity design, 2-d and 3-d environmental graphics and signage, POP displays, packaging and print.

About this site

This site is built using Jekyll, a simple, static site generator. I hand code the whole thing with Sublime Text. The primary fonts, Futura PT and Museo Slab, are served by Typekit. The whole thing is hosted at DreamHost.