Design Manager, Creative Director, UX/UI Designer and Product Strategist since 2002.
Leading with a “make it simpler” user-centric approach, I am consistent in my delivery of unique insight and design directions that result in the creation of quality, problem-solving experiences for users. I have successfully delivered winning solutions in Enterprise, B2B, B2C, Video, IoT, Financial Services, eLearning, Medical, Health & Life Sciences, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Insurance, Home Automation, and eCommerce.
- User Interviews
- Problem Identification
- Solution Ideation
- User Personas
- User Stories
- Workflow / User Flow
- A/B and User Testing
- Adobe Photoshop (since 2001)
- Adobe Illustrator (since 2003)
- Adobe Animate
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe XD
- Sketch App
- Audodesk Fusion 360 (CAD)
- Angular (working knowledge)
- Vue.js (working knowledge)
- Print Production (Marketing)
- 3D Print Production & Processing
- MS Visual Studio Code
- Windows and Mac
Just some of the amazing customers and clients I've worked with.
JP Morgan Chase
Nine West Holdings
- 2018 - Present
Product Design Manager
PeopleFluent — Raleigh, NC.
- 1999 - Present
Web, multimedia and application design / development
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
www.mesur.io — Chapel Hill, NC.
Patents: 1 approved, 1 pending.
- 2014 - 2016
Bardess Group — Mendham, NJ. & Chapel Hill, NC.
- 2012 - 2014
Senior Lead User Experience Designer
Stanford University | HighWire Press — Stanford, CA. & Redwood City, CA.
- 2010 - 2012
Sr. User Experience Designer
Altus Learning Systems — San Jose, CA.
- 2008 - 2010
Sr. Flash Developer
Viscira — San Francisco, CA.
- 2006 - 2007
Sr. Web Developer
The Picture People — Foster City, CA.
Multimedia Design (Summa Cum Laude)
Brooks College — Sunnyvale, CA.
- 1997 - 2001
United States Marine Corps
Aircraft Rescue Firefighter — SC, NC, TX, Japan
Dave is my go-to guy when I get stumped with a technical issue, have design overflow, or just need help in general. I love the fact that I can hand him a job and he comes back with great work requiring no hand holding. Without him, I'd have been sunk a couple of times.
What a true professional Dave is. When clients inevitably request change after change (after change) to their designs, Dave turns out beautiful work - even on very short notice - every time. I love working with him.
Dave is a talented, professional UX designer with great skills for analyzing needs and a sharp eye for reducing complexity. In the time I worked with Dave I learned a tremendous amount about how to break a task down to its most basic form—and sometimes even leave it there. He also has strong aesthetic sense and great personal style that he can bring out when direction is lacking. Dave works hard to help both customers and colleagues find the real goal hidden in the requirements, and he's an invaluable advocate for the user. I would gladly work with Dave again given the chance.
As a Senior User Experience Designer, David provided excellent support and turn around time for visualizing new design concepts. David takes the time to know his design goals and experience outcome. He is one of the most creative designers I have worked with and his work was critical for winning sales campaigns at IBM, GM, Audi, and others. I would certainly welcome working with David again.
This guy is infinitely more creative than I will ever be. When you see conceptual designs from Dave, I'd say the most frequent response to emerge is 'That is amazing! When could we do that?' The typical answer to that is 'Now.' This is the kind of designer that shapes the future by creating cutting-edge interactivity but in simple, realistic, usable fashion. He keeps himself self-educated and up to speed with current design trends while thinking three steps ahead. Dave has a keen understanding of what customers and end users want and need, and how to make that a reality without over-complicating or succumbing to whim, and combines this with a genuine understanding of the business goals involved. When you want the job done better than you expected, chuck it over to Dave and get ready to be impressed.