Nine Lion Design

Long story short. I’m an interaction designer living in the bay area with my family. I read batman graphic novels and you’ll sometimes see me cruising the bay on a matte black fixie with pink rims.

Short story long. I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - the second largest city in the corn state, with my twin brother and two awesome sisters. In my early years I spent more time playing NBA Jam than I did toying around with a computer, let alone design or art. I actually didn’t go to school for design either. I spent my college years as a Computer Science Major at the University of Iowa. After a couple years of Mathematical Induction and Big-O Notation (which was actually kind of interesting as it applies to design), I wanted to pursue a career in Game Design. I started illustrating fantasy-like characters, crafting a JRPG-like story, and looking for schools that could make this dream of mine come true. I researched for months for what it's like to be a designer in the gaming industry, and I was less than intrigued. So I started getting into Flash, as a way to somewhat tap into my desire to do something 'Interactive'. Fast forward 10 years. I still practice Interaction design today, and I'm more than blessed to be able to work with some substantially talented people.

Senior Designer
Interaction Design Lead
Senior UI Designer
Cuban Council
Nine Lion Design
UX Design Lead (Contractor)
RED Digital Cinema
UI Designer
Web Designer
Iowa Network Services
Art Director
Flash Interface Designer
Impulse Media
Graphic Design
MyTxt, Innovative Mediums
Computer Science & Graphic Design
University of Iowa
  • Interface Design
  • Branding & Art Direction
  • User Experience Methodologies
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web Standards & Accessibility
XHTML, HTML5, CSS 2 & 3, Actionscript, PHP, Ruby, JQuery, Joomla, Expression Engine, Wordpress, Pixelsilk, Shopify
Work I'm Proud of
Google+ Mobile Stream Redesign
Google - 2012
Google+ Mobile Sharebox Redesign
Google - 2013
Oakley Mobile
Oakley - 2011
Ray-ban Store Redesign
Oakley / Ray-ban - 2011
Oakley Holiday Gift Guide
Oakley - 2011
Nine Lion Redesign v3
Nine Lion