About Me

Life. Family. Work. Happiness.

A Brief History

Family Photo I started off my career attending the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and working as an intern in the A/V library at McCann-Ericson. Throughout college I was able to hone my craft and work my way up in ad agencies to become an Art Director at Campbell-Ewald and Doner Advertising. I had the pleasure of working on accounts like Owens-Corning, Minute Maid, Chevrolet, Bush's Baked Beans, and Mazda. I started in traditional advertising (print and television) and loved every minute of it – even the all-nighters for new business pitches. I was doing great and getting recognition. After I received an offer I couldn't pass up, I took a new job in a new city.

I moved out of Detroit back in 2007 and went to Pittsburgh where life came to a screeching halt. The work and opportunities were limited. I gave Pittsburgh a fair 10 months, and although I made the best of a bad decision to leave Detroit, I quickly packed my bags for greener pastures and moved to Chicago.

More Modern Times

I lived in Chicago for 7+ years where I was awesome at life working on cool projects for Nokia, specifically designing dash-navigation systems for BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Peugot, and a myriad of other auto manufacturers. For the most part it was a lot of pairing mobile devices to dashboard nav systems. (Think: Apple CarPlay or Android Auto but specific to OEM's.) Being heavily involved in mobile devices and app design allowed me to expand my reach in the digital world. I traveled regularly to San Diego and Berlin to work with development teams which was an added perk.

Although living in Chicago was amazing, I reconnected with a remarkable woman from an earlier time in my life. We fell in love, got married, and decided to have a super adorable baby. I now live happily in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and two children.

In March of 2015, I accepted a job at Nationwide and have since been the UX Lead and Lead Designer on their Mobile Refresh Project and the Mobile Future Envisioning Project for 2016. I work with an outstanding UX team and we do great work. Plus, being a senior digital designer for a national insurance company is pretty awesome.

What I do
  • Lead and inspire those around me
  • Design digital experiences that problem solve and engage
  • Present ideas clearly and effectively
  • Work hard and play hard
  • Stay humble and strive for more
What I have
  • 15+ years of design experience – both digital and traditional
  • In-depth understanding of mobile devices and their nuances
  • Exceptional vision for UX strategies
  • Passion for web design and the ability to push the boundaries of feasibility
  • The ability to multitask and problem-solve
  • Passion for design, creativity, knowledge, and technology