Digitally focused design professional with over a decade in the business. I have experience in agency and in-house settings, as well as being the hired gun. I have extensive experience managing and inspiring people to do great work, but I also believe in getting my hands dirty when I need to.
Design as I see it is the application of creative thinking to solve problems. Although aesthetics are a very important part of that, good design goes way beyond colors, typefaces and photography. Effective design solutions not only make things look better, they make them work better.
I believe in a process driven by research and data, even if it's only a little. Intelligence goes a long way towards ensuring success.
Whatever the solution may be, it should exist in harmony with, not subservient to, nor in control of technology. The advantages technology brings should not be met with skepticism because of a perceived lack of control. Digital technology has reached a point of elegance and ubiquity that it can realize it's potential a human-focused medium.
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