I love content

I’m happiest in a place where logic and creativity meet, where the elements of information and design come together to form a complete story that provides answers to important questions and compels the User forward on a journey of discovery.

My Work

I’ve been creatively combining design and information professionally for over 25 years.

I started planning site architecture for my first web project, the SEGA of America Intranet, in 1996 just after the Internet became “a thing”. 

Skills & Tools

Over the years, I’ve had a variety of job titles including Graphic Designer and Front-end WordPress Developer with the common thread “how can I most directly deliver the most needed information”.

I like technology; I love my MacBook but I’m typing this copy on the gaming computer I built* to play The Sims a game I’ve been playing for over 20 years.

*The case is white & the LEDs are fuchsia.

Windows OS + Mac OS (preferred)
MS Office: Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, Sharepoint
SFTP: Filezilla, Cyberduck

One of my favorite collaborative meeting tools is the Lean Coffee method.

I’m great with templates in Word, and can create killer animations in PowerPoint. I often use animations to enhance client  understanding and acceptance around technical topics. I honed those skills preparing trial slides at an environmental consultancy.

Adobe CC: You could call me an Adobe nerd, I have over 20 years of experience working with their products including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, XD
Plus: InVision, GarageBand, iMovie, Sketch, Camtasia, Canva, InDesign

Sketching and outlining with pen & paper, or creating card sorts with post-its cannot be overrated. I’m also a huge fan of idea boards; I like Pinterest and Milanote for these but have used OneNote or just a large artboard in Illustrator.  

When managing content there are many adhoc and micro decisions that effect the overall site; I have over 20 years experience making judgement calls aligned with Brand IDs with successful results. 

Two areas of importance are design sensibilities and copywriting. Sourcing, cropping, editing, and color balancing images are an area where I excel. Another is in micro copy, alt text, and CTAs.

I have familiarity with various Content Management Systems including: Contentful, BigCommerce, Shopify, Drupal, Sharepoint, IBM Websphere, and WordPress. 

My experience with WordPress includes  theme file editing, page builders like Elementor or WordPress Bakery, and traditional front-end development in PHP integrating Advanced Custom Fields.

HTML, CSS, PHP, JSON

I don’t consider myself a Developer but these skills sometimes come in handy on other projects.

Editors: Notepad ++, Sublime, BBEdit, Not an expert but I can make basic edits in phpMyAdmin. 

Project Management Tools and Methods:  I’ve worked in environments using Kanban, Jira, and Scrum methodology.

I’m comfortable working independently and have successfully managed my time and tasks remotely on and off since the early 2000s.

I enjoy working collaboratively with a Brand or teams.

I like digging into research and learning new things.

I’m confident running training sessions and presenting to a group. 

Get in touch

If you’re here from LinkedIn, or because I’ve applied for a position you’re hiring for, well, that’s awesome! I’m sure you have another method to contact me but you can use the handy form right here if you’d like. 

If you’re a Recruiter, there are two things I’m not interested in: contract positions, or positions with a marketing agency. If you’re representing a client with a full-time opportunity I’m happy to hear from you.