I design and build websites with a focus on good experience and performance. Currently I am working at The University of Texas at El Paso.
When I started doing web design, Flash websites with long intros and animations were losing popularity, but CSS galleries were still very popular. We were trying to create complex/realistic designs, and spending a lot of time slicing images. At that point I thought it was cool, but while we were paying attention to those details, we neglected other details of the website like purpose, message, and efficiency.
Since then, design has evolved. Maybe mobile design changed that. Designers now have to take advantage of the screen space and focus on the content. As examples, Windows Phone created the Metro design language, then Apple moved from their skeuomorphism to a more simple design with iOS7, and then Google introduced their material design. All these visual languages celebrate good design. They are based on typography, content, and motion. And are intended to be used in many platforms. I integrate these principles into my work.
2015 Featured in Dribbble’s Blog Weekly Replay
This post can be seen at https://dribbble.com/stories/2015/04/27/replay
2013 Awesome Design Thing Award
Bazaarvoice design award for design on the "Lowepro Ratings & Reviews" implementation.
2012 Windows Phone Market Place
My work was featured multiple times in the windows phone marketplace homepage
2009 & 2008 Addy® Awards
Won student best of show two years in a row for interaction design and editorial design projects in El Paso Texas. I also received a National silver Addy for an editorial design project.
UX Designer/Front End Developer at The University of Texas at El Paso: University Communications
June 2016 - Present
UX Designer / Front End Developer at Georgetown University: Center on Education and the Workforce
December 2015 - April 2018
UX Designer/Front End Developer at The University of Texas at El Paso: The Vice President For Business Affairs Office
January 2014 – June 2016
Web Designer at Protect America Home Security Systems
September 2013 – December 2013 (4 months)austin area, texas
User Interface Designer at Bazaarvoice
July 2012 – August 2013
Theme Developer / Forum Support at Themify.me
April 2012 – August 2012 (5 months)Remote
Windows Phone UI/UX designer at Migration.mobi
February 2012 – August 2012 (7 months)Austin, Texas Area
Enterprise Web Designer at UTEP Enterprise Computing
March 2006 – November 2011 (5 years 9 months)El Paso, Texas Area