When not making art, I work!
This website is more devoted to art so if you’re here to check out a design portfolio I’d suggest looking over my resume.
Most of my experiences and with Microsoft corporation here in the NW. For example Microsoft.com is one of the 20 largest most used corporate websites worldwide and I worked as a Brand and Global Readiness Manger for MSCom International for many years.
You’re going to say, “whoa show me what you designed!” I’m going to tell you this; the content I managed changed weekly or even daily due to the scope of new business regulations, branding, accessibility standards and initiatives that are an intrinsic part of this exciting fast paced environment. Therefore, whatever I showed is yesterday’s business (but you know this if you’re a technology company or recruiter).
If you want to talk about how I helped move the international groups to cohesive international brand, consolidated into “One Microsoft” I’d be happy to. If you want to talk about why visual assessment for global readiness is imperative for international communication risk assessment, I’m ready. If you want a team player who communicates effectively, plays nice with big distributed teams, listens with compassion, and can tell the story, let’s do it!
I’ve done a lot of other cool things too, like traveled the world, created important executives presentation materials, conducted usability studies, and managed all the details for events but below are some pictures cause that’s probably what you expect from a design portfolio huh?
As a team Microsoft US Services needed a theme for their presence at a big event. We came up with the theme then I took a bunch of cool photos, designed large format prints, email invites, and tchotchke to give away, all branded consistently, all legible, all done on time and budget.
Infoweb is one of those big internal sights for Microsoft, it has been around awhile. Infoweb needed a theme for their presence at a big event but the one they had was really offensive visually. We came up with a visual solution that wouldn’t upset a bunch of people and created these nifty kaleidoscope banners that tied to all the content they had been using in a short turnaround time. I designed large format prints, email invites, and tchotchke to give away (t-shirts, posters, hats, cup holders) all branded consistently, all legible, all done on time and budget. Oh and we designed an interactive game too that people could play at the booth!
I have old websites, there have been 7 versions of this website you’re looking at now. I’ve designed user experience since before it was called interface with as Steve Balmer yelled, “developers developers developers!” all kinds, ages, and locations.
I’ve plopped logos on about every single imaginable surface. Ugh most of it was crap (seriously) but clever. Correctly branded collateral stuff is lucky if it’s good for a single year.
Below is little introduction postcard for Boeing, they were excited about a cool new expensive plane they built and wanted to tell their clients. We made a bunch of these campy, sweet, toned down postcards and gave out photo albums for the sales team to give out as a little gift. I also did some video review for them but it was strict NDA stuff, can’t tell you.Ok so here you are at the bottom of the page. Here is a list of some other things I did that might interest you.
- I reviewed 10,000 images for the Windows 10 release themes and start screens. A handful got cut for “global readiness issues” like not representing the corporate ideals of respect, unexpected or unwanted background content, a couple were UNESCO World Heritage Sights thus having governance over them, or had some unexpected or unwanted branding that needed editing. Better safe than sorry.
- I reviewed and provided feedback on hundreds of mix media and videos used for advertisements for Microsoft Office.
- I reviewed Microsoft’s internal executive training “Growth Mindset”, a long mixed media experience filled with written, video, interactive and still content that needed a brand combing, and compliance review for HR issues. Super interesting, good ideas! I’m a relatively nice sensitive person so I often recognize ahead of time if something is going to upset an audience. It is a good idea if you’re a big powerful company to care about such things as they can cause lawsuits.
- A long time ago I designed the first e-commerce demo Microsoft EVER DID! Ok you’re saying, “Wow how very 2004 of you” but you’ve got to admit that having Bill Gates run a live demo for the press that you designed is pretty cool (it was for Buy Office from Office Depot btw).
- 101 PowerPoint decks and counting. If you’re presentation isn’t professional what are people going to say about you?
If you’re asking why don’t I have a full time job if I’m so damned good, the answer is kids, art, travel. I’m for hire.