Senior UX Director, Creative Director, Senior Product Designer
AR·DENT (ÄR DNT) ADJ.
1. Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling.
3. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent.
4. Burning; fiery.
5. Glowing; shining.
In every way, this word represents the work ethic I hold, the ability of my character, and the manner in which I embrace design. This single bold word symbolizes my intense and continuous desire to be better, grow and develop my abilities personally and professionally.
My work values and practices are a result of my experience in the world. Early on, I worked as a hybrid designer and developer, regularly creating interactive websites, banner campaigns, and viral marketing content, all the while working successfully in a team environment. Along with the experiences as a computer technician at UCLA and a drafter at an architectural firm, it has lead me to now, fourteen years later, a hands on director specializing in work that range from product, corporate, entertainment to software and branding in platforms such as desktop, 10 foot, mobile and tablet. It means I stay in the trenches, I do the work while leading well and with purpose.
I’m looking for the doppelgänger version of myself but as a company/startup/awesome team. If you are the place that is ardently passionate about your values, I look forward to the opportunity to meeting a team that values the same professional ethics and excellence as I revere and hold so strongly.
(who likes knitting while sipping whiskey, smelling newly printed paper while watching Samurai Jack, and running without scissors in the office)