Visual and interaction design are complements. Visual challenges are conceived and designed by considering aesthetics, usefulness, effectiveness, learnability and attitude. Visualists analyze and prioritize business needs, perform competitor analysis and employ appropriate user feedback methods to effectivley solve problems.
Product design necessitates relationships with disparate business, editorial, corporate, mobile, technology and creative teams while fostering a collaborative environment that is detail-oriented and focused on pride of work. Planning is key, but the process must respond to changing needs by being adaptive from the onset.
User-centered design (UCD) is an iterative design process that puts users first by focusing on usability goals, characteristics, environment, tasks and workflow. User and stakeholder input are essential throughout a project lifecycle as creative works towards simplicity of design and interaction by assessing design decisions.
Photography appeals to both aesthetic and environmental inputs and is a natural extension of visual design. A graphic designer's eye reveals composition and implied movement within an inherently still image, imbuing balance, storytelling, depth and intrigue to the most vibrant city in the world.
Pre-planning is critical for "big picture" adaptability. User and stakeholder input is captured by utilizing usability testing, focus groups and interview techniques.
Consistency meets user expectations by providing predicatable interactive environments with a rhythm and flow that users grow accustomed to.
Insights for improvements or alterations are based on statistics and analytics monitored over time, including Google Analytics, reports and customer feedback.
Concrete evidence is gathered of the project's status and usability throughout its life and ongoing incremental changes are made to address feedback and behavior.
The largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video to thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television, online and mobile customers
A global internet startup company that created search, lead generation, social networking and e-commerce products for the U.S. and China
An interactive agency with a portfolio of global media corporations, international consumer brands, distinguished nonprofits and high-profile federal agencies
A global media corporation with a roster of international consumer products and properties spanning print, online, mobile, television, radio and real estate
The premiere version of the interactive complement to TV Guide, the best-selling weekly magazine in the U.S. at the time
BFA in Graphic Design
— Kofi Brenya, Senior Designer at Keytree
— William Heins, Owner and Director at Skitch TV
— Douglas Miller, President at The Napoleon Group
— Eric Swenson, Director of Product Management at Elsevier | Scopus
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