Teaching Objective

Web design has moved far beyond the days of static Photoshop comps. Today, a solid understanding of HTML and CSS is needed to understand what’s possible in a design and to imagine new ways to push the envelope. My goal as an instructor is to provide my students with an intimate understanding of the code that gives meaning to content on the web. I emphasize workflow, best practices and presentation and have them look at web design as not just a visual practice, but as a tool for human communication and interaction.

Education

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design • Spring 2011

Antelope Valley College

Associate of Arts in Computer Animation • Fall 2008

Awards and Recognition

CASE District VII Awards of Excellence 2016

February 2016

Gold Award in Publications for the design and distribution of CSUN Weekly, an email newsletter that reaches CSUN faculty, staff, students and over 150,000 alumni.

Experience

California State University, Northridge

Lecturer • January 2017 to Present

Currently teaching Art 405, Advanced Web Design. Topics include interface design, prototyping, coding and testing.

California State University, Northridge

Web Producer • June 2010 to Present

Active in brand identity, alumni engagement, emergency communications and online marketing. Mentors student assistants in web design and development. Trains editorial staff on publishing content online.

The Center for Visual Communications (VISCOM)

Web and Graphic Designer • January 2010 to December 2010

Designed web and print projects for CSUN, the City of Los Angeles and various businesses.

Freelancing

Krav Maga Unyted

Web Designer & Developer • December 2014 to Present

Impact Hub Los Angeles

Events Photographer • February to June 2014

Heather Kincaid Photography

Web Developer • February 2014

The Dieline Media, LLC

Web Developer • February 2014

Skills and Capabilities

Design

  • Art Direction
  • Brand Identity
  • UI/UX Design
  • Print Design
  • Universal Design

Development

  • HTML5
  • CSS, SCSS, SASS
  • Javascript, jQuery, Gulp
  • PHP, WordPress Development
  • Section 508, WCAG

Production

  • Basecamp
  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Bidsketch
  • Freshbooks

Storytelling

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Motion Graphics
  • Social Media