Work Overview

You’ll find that my work and education history is non-linear. I’ve taken the opportunity to fill my life with interesting opportunities and experiences. A few examples:

  • In 1998 I started working professionally using Flash to create motion graphics for the web, teaching myself HTML, Photoshop, and other tools.

  • From 2005 - 2006 I took more than a year off to create, write, explore, and travel.

  • In 2008 I jumped into full-time mentorship as I was recruited to teach design at a college in Dallas.

  • In 2012 I jumped to corporate innovation and eventually ran the Labs group at one of the largest travel tech companies.

My career has been filled with entrepreneurial ventures, innovation and invention, art projects, and conference presentations. These collective experiences play to my strengths: I tend toward roles where I can use a variety of skills to solve a problem and/or bolster a team; including the ability to learn on the fly.

A brief outline of my work history is below, with details available on LinkedIn. In the Work submenu you can explore a few of the products I’ve worked on and problems I’ve tackled over the years.

Thank you for your interest in my work!


Work History

2012 - 2019

Sabre (view work)
Enterprise tech company enabling airlines, hotels, and agencies to maximize revenue through SaaS, distribution platforms, and travel-specific innovation.

  • Director of Custom Solutions and Emerging Products, Sabre (DX) Digital Experience

  • Director, Sabre Labs

  • Sr Principal Emerging Technology Research, Sabre Labs

  • Principal User Experience Designer, Sabre Labs

2008 - 2012

The Art Institute of Dallas (view work)
Four year college preparing students for work in the design and development industries.

  • Assistant Director, School of Design

  • Associate Professor, Web Design & Interactive Media

2006 - 2007

Neiman Marcus Online - Interactive Designer (view work)
Fashion retailer connecting shoppers with high-end fashion brands through unique innovative experiences.

2005 - 2006

Year of Exploration - Artist / Freelance Designer
Created art; wrote songs, blogs, and more; explored my faith; traveled domestically and internationally.; and met my wife.

2003 - 2005

Visualeyes - Web Designer
Design and marketing agency helping AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) firms, local non-profits, and national companies connect with their customers through digital and print channels.

2002

Robert Germany Photography - Photographer’s Assistant
Photography studio in Dallas serving a wide variety of commercial and agency clients.

1998 - 1999

Mediashoppe - Development Intern
Development firm creating custom digital training for customers to train empoloyees.


Entrepreneural Endeavors

2019 - Present

DiscipleScript - Founder (view work)
Subscription product providing tools for men to lead their families spiritually through weekday emails and discussion prompts.

2018

Signal & Story - Cofounder (view work)
Consulting firm helping leaders and decision-makers understand the rapidly shifting technology landscape and know how to act.

2016 - Present

Proclaim Truth - Cofounder
Conference, resourcing, community, and encouragement for women who want to disciple other women and teach the bible.

2013 - 2015

I Heart Color - Creator
iOS app to allow designers to manage and share color palettes in a beautiful and intuitive interface.

2013

Crosstrain Morning - Creator
Event with six presenters highlighting learnings from failure in projects, products, and career.


Education

2013

MFA, Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

2010

MA, Interaction Design & Game Development
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

2009

BFA, Web Design & Interactive Media
The Art Institute of Dallas

2002

AAS, Web Design
The Art Institute of Dallas


Professional Courses

2019

TRIBE Membership Workshop
With Stu McLaren

2019

StoryBrand Marketing Framework Workshop
StoryBrand

2017

Design Thinking Workshop
IBM

2017

2-day MBA: Essential Business Skills for Designers
Derek Alderton @ O’Reilly Design Conference

2016

User Experience Strategy Masterclass
UX Strat

2014

User-Centered Analysis Course
Conceptual Design Course
Human Factors International (HFI)

For a full work and education history, please view my LinkedIn profile.