I've spent the past few years at advertising agencies, designing marketing materials, native mobile apps, internal web apps, hardware interfaces and experiences for brands like Deloitte, Carrier, LP Building Solutions, HCA Healthcare, LifeWay, A. O. Smith, Salata, Verizon, Gatorade, and Gimlet Media.
I lead an incredibly talented UX team in designing a full range of digital experiences for most of the agency’s largest clients. I’ve learned a ton about building a team, managing through difficult situations, developing new business opportunities, and becoming a better partner to internal teams and external clients.
Whether it was the all-nighter Createathons or the crazy creations from their lab, I loved the way anyone could come in and make an immediate impact on the culture at redpepper. I primarily served a large enterprise client by co-facilitating design thinking sessions, wireframing, and directing a distributed design team to create complex web applications.
It’s hard to overstate how much I learned at LifeWay from an outstanding group of coworkers and mentors. It was here I really dove into the world of UX, became a product designer, worked with local and distributed developers, and first led a creative team. We designed multiple products from scratch across Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and the web. It was wild.
I'm passionate about developing others around me, and doing what I can to improve the culture of my workplace. In past roles I've led company-wide growth initiatives, designed swag, evolved each company's brand voice and identity, and a few times convinced a bunch of coworkers to run a mile at midnight with me.
I also listen to a lot of podcasts.
My wife Lindsay and I live in a loud and happy home in Franklin, TN with our two highly energetic kids and one mopey Australian shepherd (he doesn’t get as much exercise as he used to). We love spending time outdoors as a family, exploring state parks and visiting the zoo. When we are inside, Lindsay and I are most likely watching Ryder and the pups save some half-brained chicken for the umpteenth time this week. We bake lots of cookies to cope.