There are so many people in the world who never have the opportunity to pursue the career they love. I’m not one of them. I love what I do and I love that UX/UI Design affords me the opportunity to continually learn new skills and meet new people. I have learned so much during my 25 plus years in the aerospace industry and I am more than willing to share my knowledge with others as I continue my journey to learn new skills and work with others as part of a collaborative team to make ideas come to life! I’m a hard worker, a team player and excited to see what projects could benefit from my unique skill set.
Nov 2022 - Present
Senior UX Designer - Collinear Group - Seattle, WA
Designed, wireframes, and low-fidelity prototypes for software applications on a contractual basis for Boeing Aeronautics. Worked closely with the Project Owner and application developers to produce intuitive applications for Boeing management.
Projects: Digital Publishing System & Total Product Management System
July 2018 - Present
UX/UI Designer, Application Developer & System Administrator - NORDAM - Tulsa, OK
Designed in-house applications for the production of S1000D compliant technical publications within the aerospace manufacturing and repair industry. Designed application wireframes and prototypes while working closely with application developers to produce low-cost, high impact solutions that are responsive to our customer's needs and requirements.
Jan 2010 - Present
Lead Graphics & Video Designer - Imzadi Publishing, LLC - Tulsa, OK
As Lead Graphic Artist I am responsible for cover conception and creation, book trailer video script authoring, video creative conception and development, marketing material conception and production, and all aspects of book formatting for production in print and digital media.
2005 - Present
Graphics, Video, UX/UI, & Learning Designer - Cyber-Bytz - Tulsa, OK
I am the proprietor of Cyber-Bytz, this is the side-business I operate that allows ma wonderfully creative outlet. Through Cyber-Bytz I assist authors and business owners who want quality graphics at an affordable price. My cover art for Michael Stephen Daigle's award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series has won awards! Examples of my work may be viewed at www.cyber-bytz.com.
July 2007 - 2018
Database System Admin, Learning Experience & UX Designer - NORDAM - Tulsa, OK
Within this role I built, modified, and maintained SQL databases conforming to the aerospace ATA and S1000D international specifications for the production of technical manuals that were required to adhere to FAA and S1000D guidelines. This position required me to design reports and queries in SQL and collaborate with international customers to transfer data in compliance with international and domestic import/export standards. This often required me to translate and validate XML documents against specification and project business rules and then perform troubleshooting in sgml, .cgm, .tiff, .jpg, and .xml files. I assisted the Senior Developer, secured PDF documents, maintained company internet/intranet web pages using XML, CSS, and HTML. * Recognizes subject matter expert for stakeholder software training or problem shooting with all Microsoft and Adobe applications.
2000 - May 2002
Bachelor's of Business Science, Business Management - University of Phoenix
Studies focused on marketing, strategic thinking and problem-solving, goal-setting, forecasting, data analysis, human resources, information management, accounting and finance, and operations.
Sept 2020 - UI Design Certification, UX Design Institute
March 2021 - UX Design Diploma, UX Design Institute
2022 - Python Programming & Python Data Structures - University of Michigan
2022 - Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design, Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes, Empathize, Define & Ideate - Google
2000 - Microsoft Office User Specialist, Microsoft
Knowledge & Expertise
User Interviews, User Testing, Journey Mapping, Affinity Diagramming, Brainstorming, Story-boarding, Creativity, Empathy, Data Compilation, Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Illustrator, PhotoShop, JustInMind, Slack, Flexibility.
Branding, Visual Design, Color, Typography & Layouts, Design Research, Data Analysis, Prototyping, CSS, HTML, XML, Teamwork, Excellent Communication Skills, Wireframing, Information Architecture Layout
Adobe Products: Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign, Premier, Acrobat, XD, After Effects, FrameMaker.
Microsoft: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Outlook, Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, SQLite.
Coding Languages: HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, Python.
Other Skills: SAP, SharePoint, S1000D, ATA, FAR's, 25+ years in the Aerospace industry working with technical publications
and much, much more!
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be"