Hello!

I like to think of myself as a creative person and a problem solver. I enjoy the challenge and opportunities that a new project brings. I have taken part in projects ranging from user experience of a physical product to email campaigns, web design, A/B testing, and product management. By far my favorite is thinking through the strategy for a particular project. I like seeing the scale of an idea but also scoping the work to move the project forward. I don’t want to just make another pretty something, I want to participate in projects that have real impact to the users lives.

Outside of my work I am just an average guy. I like cooking, painting, and building things. I currently live in San Diego, CA. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my work at steve@thinkerro.com

Thanks,
Steve

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EXPERIENCE
RECOVERY BRANDS: Digital Design Manager January 2018–Present
  • Oversee, prioritize, and communicate all work created in the design department.
  • Implemented stronger position descriptions and set expectations for the team to help scale the department.
  • Insured the deliverables were created on time and to spec.
  • Communicate with executive team, content and development daily to insure needs are being met.
RECOVERY BRANDS: Optimization Manager March 2017-January 2018
  • Prioritize and communicate all work in the design department.
  • Ideate high level design strategies to be used on projects.
  • Set project and design expectations for the team.
  • Insured that deliverables were created on time and to spec.
  • Communicate with executive team, content and development daily to insure needs are being met.
RECOVERY BRANDS: Optimization Designer September 2015-March 2017
  • Help prioritize all design requests to maximize effort and return.
  • Assist in testing ideation, production and hand off to development.
  • Create a wide range of high quality concepts for all tests.
DDSTUDIO: Interaction Designer November 2011–September 2015
  • Define user goals, models, and user interactions for new products.
  • Evaluate existing user experiences and opportunities for improvement.
  • Translate user goals into concepts and interface designs.
  • Provide development teams with necessary assets to move to product to production.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
DESIGN
  • User flow / Persona Creation / Information Hierarchy
  • Wire framing – Visual Concept Creation – Prototyping
  • Concept and Production Design
  • HTML/ CSS Basic Coding
SOFTWARE
  • Atlassian-Jira/ Confluence
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects
  • Sketch
  • Prototyping software: Invision, Axure
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac and Windows Confident
EDUCATION & AWARDS
EDUCATION
  • SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: Attended 2008-2010 — Bachelor of Art degree in the Graphic Design.
  • TREEHOUSE ONLINE COURSES: 2014, 2017 – Course in web design, HTML, CSS
AWARDS
  • 2017 San Diego Zoo Hack-a-thon winning concept
  • 2015 MDEA Gold Medal and 2014 GOOD DESIGN Award for TruMed Accuvax
  • 2014 IDEA Finalist and 2014 GOOD DESIGN Award for Syneron Velashape III