Hi, I'm David.
I'm a designer and director in Los Angeles with a passion for quality, usability, and performance.
I've had the privilege of designing products and brands with amazing people. I have served on several accolade winning teams over my career with recognition from Awwwards Site of the Day, the Clio Awards and a few other mentions along the way. But awards are after the fact; they don't actually motivate me. To learn more about my motivations as a designer, see "Why I Design".
Currently I am the Creative Director and UX Strategist at HR Cloud, leading a global product design and marketing team of over ten team members including full-time and contract employees that spans three continents.
I hold diplomas in Design | Media Arts and Mathematics / Economics from UCLA which speak to my cross disciplinary nature.
Selected clients include:
Google - Teams: Area 120, Project Soli, Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), Pixel, Docs, Open Source Programs Office, Maps, Gather, Fireside, Google for Work, Project Jacquard, Tango, Chrome for Work.
20th Century Fox
Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes - Redlight Management
Levi Strauss & Co.
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Arts
New Mexico Department of Transportation
RK Ventures, inc.
Roles and Hats I've worn:
Creative Director - In-house B2B Marketing
Interaction Designer - HR Business, E-commerce, VR / AR, Marketing, Advertising
UX Designer / Strategist / Researcher - Business Applications, Medical
UI Designer - Medical Applications
Art Director - Marketing, Advertising
(Visual) Designer - Marketing, Branding, Photography, Print and Digital
Game Artist / Designer - Game Laboratory
Technical Producer - VR / Web Video
Web Design Instructor - UCLA SI 2014