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 black matte fixie with pink rims.

Short story long. I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - the second larget 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 with 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 today), I wanted to pursue a career in Game Design. I started illustrating fantasy-like characters, crafting a Suikoden-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.

Experience
Mobile Interaction Designer
Google+
Senior UI Designer
Cuban Council
Founder
Nine Lion Design
UX Design Lead (Contractor)
RED Digital Cinema
UI Designer
Oakley/Rayban
Web Designer
Iowa Network Services
Art Director
MyGamer.com
Flash Interface Designer
Impulse Media
Graphic Design
MyTxt, Innovative Mediums
Education
Computer Science & Graphic Design
University of Iowa
Capabilities
Design
  • Interface Design
  • Branding & Art Direction
  • User Experience Methodologies
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web Standards & Accessibility
Development
XHTML, HTML5, CSS 2 & 3, Actionscript, PHP, Ruby, JQuery, Joomla, Expression Engine, Wordpress, Pixelsilk, Shopify
Work I'm Proud of
Oakley Mobile
Oakley - 2011
Ray-ban E-Commerce Redesign
Oakley / Ray-ban - 2011
Oakley Holiday Gift Guide
Oakley - 2011
Oakley Rebels Campaign
Oakley
Nine Lion Redesign v3
Nine Lion
Roozt Logo Redesign
Nine Lion
Word Lens Logo Redesign
Nine Lion