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 Vista, 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 all testing efforts to maximize effort and return
  • Generate tests and oversee design and implementation of test concepts
  • Create high quality designs for medium and large tests.
  • Train and work with junior designers with creating visuals for optimization tests.
  • Work with all departments to find efficiencies to better grow revenue and strengthen teams.
RECOVERY BRANDS: Optimization Designer September 2015 -March 2017
  • Help prioritize all design requests to maximize effort and return
  • Assist in test ideation, prioritization, and ensure consistent testing efforts.
  • Create high quality designs for all tests.
  • Assist other departments as need be with special projects
DDSTUDIO: Interaction Designer November 2011–September 2015
  • Define user goals, models, and user interactions for new products.
  • Evaluate existing user experiences and identify areas for improvement
  • Translate user goals into concepts and interface designs
  • Create user flows, wireframes, mockups and interactive prototypes to communicate design interactions
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure design intent and user experience
SAVACOOL SECVIAR (Currently Less + More): Graphic Designer July 2011–September 2011
  • Create initial layouts for materials such as brochures, posters, advertisements, and other print collateral
  • Produce layouts for web usage, including banners, buttons, logos and page layouts
  • Finalize production ready artwork files for printed collateral.
  • Create new logos and brand assets
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
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects
  • Sketch
  • Prototyping software: Invision, Axure
  • Atom Text Editor
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac and Windows Confident
EDUCATION & AWARDS
EDUCATION
  • PALOMAR JR COLLEGE: Attended 2004-2008 — Undergraduate Studies
  • SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: Attended 2008-2010 — Bachelor of Art degree in the Graphic Design.
  • TREEHOUSE.COM: 2014 — Completed online course in web design
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