I've been leading the design team at Emotive Brand as Interim Creative Director for the past year - stepping above my designated role.
I've been working to implement a cohesive methodology rooted in emergence. I mentor motion designers, brand designers, and interaction designers.
My style of leading is casual, quick, and always produces top work that is fully thought-through, strategically sound, and has the ability to last decades.
I lead teams by working along side them. We make the road by walking together. I never want to step away from the craft of actually making things. This is how I inspire the designers around me and how I stay connected to the work itself. I believe work should be fun, so I keep it that way.
I believe designers should be able to craft a system that expands from the form of a skyscraper down to the fork that resides in the cafeteria.
I add disparate disciplines to my skillset to be able to craft experiences with cogent threads.
Here is a list of things I weave together regardless of the type of project I’m working on.
I let the work tell me what it needs to be, instead of forcing my own idea.
Emergent rulesets are cultivated naturally from the core in response to execution. We learn in the same way. Our core has a few properties that are true no matter what, then we are let loose to execute that core within the world. The results that we receive from our behaviors directly modify our core and lead us to change our next execution. A new rule has emerged.
This can be done in several ways.
I've worked with agencies like AKQA, Huge, Hub Strategy, MetaDesign.
I currently lead the digital department that I have built from the ground up at EmotiveBrand.
Over the last 15 years I've worked directly with IBM, Nike, New York Philharmonic, AIGA, ABB, Blue Shield, Hub Strategy, The Oakland A’s, Linkedin, Zinch, Good Technology, Autodesk, Lunar, Joyable, Livefyre, Twitter, Raizlabs, PlusPlus, Oakland Unified School District, Hewlett Packard, Texture, Berlin&Beyond, Olympus, Adult Swim, Undrip, Urban Strategy, & Six Flags.