Resume

I believe that we become what we think about, so it's important to surround oneself with people, things, places, media, and experiences that shape oneself as a person. That relationship between people and their outside influences is what motivates me in life. In terms of a career, I want to be able to craft experiences for companies and ccustomers that allow for a rich, pleasant, and mutually beneficial business relationship.

This manifests by creating visualizations, wireframes, prototypes, and various other organizational tools to communicate effective strategies for creating an optimal user experience for customers.

Education

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Game Design — Graduated May 2015

Elgin Community College

Associate Degree in Computer Science — Graduated May 2013

South Elgin High School

High School Diploma — Graduated August 2012

Primary Experience

Digital Designer | Scientific Games | January 2016 - Present

  • Developed marketing planning systems and formulas to automate the scheduling of email and push campaigns
  • Worked with over 30 casino partners to produce HTML/CSS marketing templates to send to their databases
  • Coordinated marketing campaigns, promotions, and events utilizing player behavior, CRM systems, and partner offerings, taking advantage of unused avenues for customer-client success
  • Structured and utilized a user-centered design approach for marketing campaigns to be utilized as templates for future promotions, capitalizing on customer journeys to make effective sales and communications
  • Facilitated A/B testing for marketing campaigns, allowing clearer direction for effective sales techniques

Digital Marketing Consultant | Innerspire, LLC | January 2012 - Present

  • Managed all marketing material, planning, and graphics for promotion through personal websites, social, and location-based marketing, causing thousands of additional sales during campaigns
  • Operated and organized digital media for seminars around the country, creating a cohesive experience for attendees
  • Headed additional efforts to promote and market the core products through book sales, giveaways, and exclusive content

Contract Developer | DeVry Education Group | February 2015 - January 2016

  • Developed educational projects with a multi-national agile-focused tea
  • Overhauled the UI/UX with the student web portal as well as multiple products, streamlining the use of the platform
  • Utilized wireframes, interactive prototypes, and user stories to create effective customer journies, allowing for a clearer communication of how users connect with the platform
  • Produced art assets focusing on UI/UX design and system mechanics, modernizing an outdated system with current design practices and trends

Graphic Designer | American Kyuki-Do Federation | June 2012 - Present

  • Produced event posters to publicize seminars, summer camps, and tournaments for martial arts schools in over 47 states
  • Designed clothing, bags, accessories, and other products to be sold throughout the federation as official merchandise
  • Adapt traditional influences of Korean history/culture into modern design to create authentic products

Lab Tutor | Columbia College Chicago | September 2014 - May 2015

  • Guided students with programming, art, and design questions, creating projects that reflected industry-standard quality
  • Provided experience and advice to students on art aesthetics, programming etiquette, and UI/UX design as it applied to any specific major
  • Facilitated a positive and engaging learning environment for students, allowing for growth of skills and knowledge

Founder/Owner | Royal Blue Games | September 2013 - Early 2016

  • Founded an independent company to develop games and interactive projects
  • Represent the team at official conferences, such as the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Indie City Games meetings, and GDC
  • Familiarize and educate team members with new development processes and methods

Skills

  • Software:
    • Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter, Maya
    • Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere
    • Unity, Unreal 4, Visual Studio
    • Microsoft Office, OSX, Windows OS
    • SquareSpace, Wordpress, Postup, Appboy
  • Skills:
    • UI/UX Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Project Management
    • Web and Mobile Design
    • Team Leading/Management
    • Communication skills
    • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Coding Languages:
    • C++, C#, Unity Script, CSS, HTML

Other Experience

Barista | Starbucks | August 2013 - January 2014

Worked in a retail store, multitasking to craft beverages by customer specifications, while performing great customer service.

Production Member | Harvest Bible Church | Spring 2012 - Summer 2013

Acted as a member of a live broadcast team, providing a worship service to over 3,000 people over a weekend, maintaining jobs such as visual quality control, camera work, and talent preparation.