My first love was drawing. I would watch cartoons and then figure out how to draw the characters. It wasn’t until high school that I finally got into graphic design. Making t-shirts, posters, you name it. When college came around, I began to grow my network. Making flyers for DJs and clubs in LA and Orange County. Doing logos and branding work for friends and word of mouth clients. Going to school during the day and cranking on design work at night.
My first “real” gig was interning at a marketing agency in LA called The Marketing Arm. It’s there I learned to grind…like REALLY crank out work and do it with some quality. After 4 years of that, I moved on to my second gig at a place called Fullscreen. I worked on branding, marketing collateral, presentation decks for the head honcho, cut videos for sizzles, and eventually landed a product design role with the product team. We made dashboard products for our video creators, and eventually went on to creating a rad video streaming platform. Check it out here.
I finally got the urge to head up to Silicon Valley and get my feet wet in the scene up here. I landed a spot at the professional networking platform called LinkedIn (maybe you’ve heard of it). I’m working on a product that empowers professionals to have their own personal brand. I must say that I work with some talented folks who push me daily to always be thinking about the member (user).
I love design and I love what I do. The combination of business goals mixed, human necessity, and solid design is what gets me going.
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