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Professional Experience

Web Tzar, Senior Interactive Specialist

  • Sandstrom Partners – Portland, OR
  • 2008–Present

Web design and development, information architecture, concept + strategy. Projects include CMS development and systems integration, e-commerce development, content strategy, video production, interactive installation design. (Flash, PHP)

Freelance Designer & Developer

  • Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR
  • 1997–Present

Web design and development, information architecture, identity systems, print design, advertising, audio production and voiceover. Web development projects range from Flash to PHP, Perl and ASP-based commerce, and CRM and CMS packages.


  • Brainco School of Advertising, Design & Interactive Studies – Minneapolis, MN
  • 2005

Created and taught an Interactive Graphics curriculum geared toward mid-level and advanced designers to give a deeper understanding of graphic technologies and best practices in interactive media. Flash, Freehand, Illustrator, Photoshop.

Interactive Design Lead

  • Allianz Life – Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004-2006

Led redesign and .net integration for all public-facing websites. Improved usability and brand consistency. Other projects: Flash development, dvd interface design, audio production, and e-mail marketing. Built broadcast-quality recording studio with call-in capacity for production of recorded conference calls and web seminars.

Interactive Design Lead

  • Olson + Co – Minneapolis, MN
  • 2003-2004

Led redesign of new website and interactive cd for NSF International. Improved brand visibility with a flexible design system that combined many different divisional sites into single site with a consistent look and feel. Designed and illustrated One Show award-winning Safetytown, a Flash-based interactive cd that tells NSF’s story.

Interactive Art Director

  • Linnihan Foy Advertising – Minneapolis, MN
  • 2002-2003

Art direction, web development(asp, php, Flash), crossover to print. Delivered creative for websites, print advertising and sales collateral. Mostly B2B accounts.

Lead Designer, Developer

  • Dick Jones Interactive – Minneapolis, MN
  • 2001-2003

Web and print design, information architecture and application development (php, perl). Developed a custom cms, event registration system, and Flash projects.

Interactive Designer

  • VisiDesign – Minneapolis, MN
  • 1998-2001

Web design and development (perl, Flash), systems integration and identity design. Mostly B2C accounts.

Webmaster, Javatronic Engineer

  • Cyber X – Minneapolis, MN
  • 1996-2001

Minneapolis’ first and longest-lived cybercafe. Learned a lot about HCI and user behavior by being immersed in web culture and technology in its formative stages. Administrated in-house Solaris web and mail server, local network, workstations and websites.



  • AIGA–Professional Member
  • MIMA–Member
  • Graphic Artists Guild–Member at large


Scripting, Programming

Proficient with many tools and technologies associated with web and interactive development including CSS, HTML/XHTML, Flash, ActionScript, JavaScript, PERL, PHP, SQL, XML.

Related Special Skills

Copywriting, Discovery, IA, Illustration, Project Management, Sound Design, Typography.


  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Flash CC
  • Quark xPress
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Audition CC

OS, Server Technologies

  • Apple OS X
  • MS Windows
  • Linux (RH Ent., Ubuntu)
  • Solaris
  • Apache
  • nginx
  • IIS
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL


  • January 2010
    AIGA Career Tools Series, Portland OR
  • October 2010
    Adobe MAX, Los Angeles CA


  • Graceland College 1992–1994
    Communications, Music Performance
  • William Penn College 1994–1995
    Communications, Journalism
    –Station Manager, KIGC Radio
    –Columnist, The Chronicle
  • Brown Institute 1995–1996
    Radio Broadcast