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)