he / him / his
collaborating on Design Operations (DesOps)
crafting innovative designs and rock solid components
helping other BIPOC survive & thrive in tech
What's in my toolset?
MONGO DB, POSTGRES
Product Design - Affinity, Figma, Framer, Invision, Sketch
Design Systems - Figma UIKits, Sketch UIKits, Storybook, Zeplin
Code - Git, React Developer Tools, Redux Tools, VSCode
Management - Atlassian, Certified Scrum in Agile, Clubhouse, MS Teams, Slack, Things
End-to-End Design System for Clariture Health
10+ years of Product Design, Web Design, and Coding UI
The Cycling Year
After 4 years of helping Clariture Health get to a successful acquisition I decided to take a break from work. I signed up for cycling events in London, Paris, and Honolulu. While my performance in Europe was a bit lacking, I took 5th on the day in Hawaii! Months of diet and training paid off as I wrapped up a once-in-a-lifetime year.
FREELANCE & STARTUPS
My 3rd Application Build
I'm an autodidact so building to learn. is my jam. I designed and built Flojuggler, a social menstrual tracking application, to see how far I could push JQuery and SQL.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Giving back to my local community was something I felt was needed. Yes, I got paid, but just enough to pay the rent that month.
Back In The Day
In the Beginning
Designed and Built Things
Starting out wasn't easy but it was fun! I did a ton of contract work for big companies, explored the boundaries of design/coding/culture, and even launched a couple of startups.
IGT showed me how platforms can look a lot like consumer experiences
illstatic.com taught me that I could Design and Code
Method showed me how to scale commerce systems
Wells Fargo introduced me to the finer details for complex email projects
Toyota & Scion kicked off my career by allow me to collaborate with some of the best engineers, art directors, and biz dev folks around
2019 - 2020
Figma, React, & Storybook
As I stepped back into my work shoes I knew that I had to step up my game. My ES6 was sub par, I'd spent 6+ years in Sketch, and Figma based Design Systems became the standard. So…
Finished a MERN bootcamp & built my first React & Redux MVP with Slektor
Collaborated with MikaelV to convert my Clariture work into a truly integrated Figma, React, & Storybook Design System
Combined my coding skills & my love of Product Design to pivot toward a Design Operations (DesOps) career
From startup to acquisition… 🥵
That was a hard 4 years! As the 5th employee, I carried the design needs of the organization; UX process, product design, branding, pitch decks, building ads systems for marketing, front end implementation with engineering… even signage!
Built my first Design System in Sketch, Abstract, and Zeplin
Learned how bad I am with Angular
Carried LeadGen design into the 2016 Google for Entrepreneurs Finals 🏅
Juggled multiple design systems for multiple apps simultaneously
Collaborated with some great engineers, marketers, and CEOs
Developing a love for enterprise UI
UI/UX lead on CloudForge.v1 ( a Development Platform as a Service application with over 100,000 users and 65,000 projects)
Design and coding assist on TeamForge Orchestrate (automatic traceability between life-cycle stages, including work items, commits, reviews and builds).
Senior Web Developer, Collabnet
I'm mostly self taught, bootcamp taught, and team member taught. I have spent the last decade designing in Sketch while building in vanilla JS, frameworks like Angular, and libraries like React.
I do not have a CS degree and have not spent a lot of time contemplating the Gang of Four design patterns in C++ or white boarding algorithms to traverse linked lists with O(log n) time complexity. I mean we can talk about it but that's not my jam.
My jam is keeping up with UI/UX patterns that are succeeding in enterprise and consumer interfaces, prototyping UI, and then building responsive and elegant components that scale to millions of users within 2-3 week agile release cycles.
Let me know if you'd like to collaborate and we'll make it happen.
Peace out! ✌🏾