Work Experience

You can do it right, or you can do it half-assed.

Roy Burgess, my favorite Texan I never actually met, may not have been the first to ask a form of this question, but I love the binary simplicity of it as a guiding principle.  I have a passionate attachment to “doing it right,” which has served me well in a fast-moving industry that doesn’t allow much room for error.

Over the last several years, my focus has been on quality assurance testing, process implementation, and software development project management. It’s felt like the culmination of everything I’d done—and learned—before.

I bring to it an understanding and sensitivity to communication design from my art director days; the discipline and rigorous attention to detail honed by a decade in the production trenches; an innate problem-solving nature; and finally, the curiosity and relentless drive to follow technology into the future.

As a QA engineer, I go beyond the check-box routine, keeping my eyes fresh for overlooked UX and functionality issues, embracing a behavior-driven approach and an integrated, embedded QA strategy.

As a designer, I’m disciplined and goals-driven, while always striving for a fresh, on-strategy approach. I’m a stickler for technical precision and accountability, thinking through concepts for successful, no-surprises execution. Time working in the sometimes-insane world of a small, nimble ad agency taught me to move with agility and über efficiency, to think ahead and plan for every contingency.

For my design projects, most of which I took from concept thru file prep and production release, please go here. For projects I helped bring to fruition while at the helm of a production studio, go to this pageLast but not least, to see some of the projects I’ve shepherded thru digital production as technical PM and/or QA engineer, please click here.