Please allow me to introduce…me…myself…to you.

My business card says: Information Architect and User Experience Designer, which is a fancy word for Web Designer. I build my first website is 1996 and I have been building them ever since for larger and larger companies with more and more complexity. In 1999, I graduated with a BA in English (transferring out of Chemistry in order to graduate ASAP to take a job in the .com boom) and went to work for a company called Studio Interactive. We were a small design agency that was soon acquired by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to compete for creative work against the big firms like Razor Fish and March 1st. In 2002, PWC Consulting was acquired by IBM and in 2007, my partners and I founded Base22. A technology firm focused on the enterprise web design and development space with extensive experience in portals and web content management.

I have been the lead designer on a wide range of web projects in a wide range of industries, from enterprise portals for global organizations, to mission critical consumer facing web applications, social networking sites, knowledge management wikis, and corporate blogs.

I like building things and solving problems and over the years I have acquired a pretty decent knowledge of design and usability, enterprise software development and integration best practices, and “consultanty” things like: adoption and governance, usability, information architecture, business case development, and requirement gathering, and a number of platforms and software solutions.

In short, in matters animal, vegetable, or mineral, I am the very model of a modern major general (Pirates of Penzance joke – see #6 on this post)

13
Portals Complete
13,781
Emails Sent
19
Years of Web Experience
690,849
Frequent Flyer Miles

A Few Projects

  • Taco Bell and KFC – lead designer and information architect for both brands. Each brand is implementing a completely redesigned portal for restaurant management and staff
  • AGCO Corporation – lead designer and information architect for several projects. Development and roll out of global employee portal following the Base22 work / life blueprint (see  references for more details). Design and Implementation of IT Global Dashboard and Sub-Site
  • Kemper – led the design and provided web content management expertise for the roll out of a new brand for Unitrin Corporation (now Kemper)
  • CEMEX – lead information architect – Developed the vision, design, and provided implementation support of global employee portal and intranet redesign making heavy use of personalization, content management workflows and leveraging the Base22 portal blueprint framework
  • ExxonMobil – lead designer and information architect for EMRocks, a knowledge and document management portal for the Geoscience division
  • Marathon Oil – lead information architect for the Marathon Oil employee portal. Defined and prototyped content and services for a Geoscience role in Marathon’s existing corporate portal.  (Portal + Custom Search)
  • Sumitomo – designed and developed a global knowledge base wiki, provided training workshops in Tokyo and Houston along with strategy and governance support
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim  – lead information architect and user experience designer for multiple projects including a patient decision support system and a sales portal
  • UPS – lead information architect for several projects including vision, design, implementation, and support of global employee portal UPSers.com
  • Nissan – information architect for global employee portal
  • Northrop Grumman – developed user experience prototype for an enterprise portal touching all areas of the client’s business

Design is a Craft

Design Thinking

98%

Prototyping

97%

User Research

96%

CSS

95%

HTML

95%

Graphic Design

75%

Interaction Design

80%

Project Management

55%

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