About Me

I am an advocate for human-centered design.

I am comfortable with people as well as code.  I have a proven history of creating compelling, intuitive, and thoughtful user-centric digital experiences at the convergence of emerging technologies in the evolving health sector.

Experience

I have a broad scope of deep experience across a multitude of design and development disciplines. My foremost career focus has been understanding user behavior and interaction to generate new insights for innovation. I have worked as a key role in small, interdisciplinary teams that provided ideation, design, development, and user experience services to a broad audience of healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Key driver of compelling, intuitive, and thoughtful user centric, cross platform digital experiences at the convergence of emerging technologies in the evolving health sector.
  • Responsible for researching and implementing current design trends and usability best practices across multiple enterprise level platforms, interfaces, and devices.
  • Led discovery efforts using various research methods to explore and identify innovative product, process and service opportunities.
  • Led evaluative research initiatives using a diverse set of approaches including heuristics, contextual inquiry, formal moderated interviews and guerrilla testing.
  • Extensive experience organizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously while working with interdisciplinary teams of content strategists, designers, developers, and stakeholders.
  • Led UX roles on successful enterprise level multi-million dollar redesigns/replatforming; technical requirements gathering, ideation, design/content¬† strategy, QA and user testing.
  • Responsible for selecting research methods, testing and facilitation, and project/product strategy.

Personal Interests

Music Then

I was in a band in the 90’s with friends from high school that got signed to a Seattle label. We released a few records, spent a few years on the road, and made a ton of friends. It was an amazing experience that’s definitely one of the best parts of my life.

Tours took me to nearly every state in the US and bolstered my love of traveling, which I’ve continued throughout my entire adult life.

Music Now

I am still actively involved in the music scene, just from the comfort of my own home. I still go see old friends in their new bands, but most of the music I make never leaves my office. I do freelance for the occasional film project or commercial score, but most of my time is spent making experimental music with my guitars, synths, pedals, and software.¬† I’m also an award winning composer.

Travels

I love road trips. I love seeing new places and exploring any landscape that looks different than (our beloved) Columbus. The band tours took me to a lot of interesting places but I was young, poor, and too rushed to appreciate it.

As an adult, I’ve taken my family across the US and down both coasts, all in all covering 44 states so far. I also took my wife to Iceland for our 20th wedding anniversary.