Since that beginning, I’ve had the incredible honor of designing websites and interfaces for some extraordinarily diverse companies. While working at eMerge Interactive my work was recognized in 2000 by the Web Marketing Association as “Best Auction site”, and in 2000 and 2001 FORBES Magazines “Best of the Web”. Shortly after, while working at The SportingNews.com, I created and established the worlds first successful sports social network. My work at SportingNews.com went on to be recognized by the Media Industry Newsletter multiple times. In 2006 for “Uses of Interactivity”, and in both 2006 and 2007 SportingNews.com was awarded “Best Community/Social Networking Site”.
Along with Selling Cattle, designing interfaces for cattle management software and making a social networking site for sports fans, I also served as the webmaster for JimmieJohnson.com during the first 4 years of his 5 year NASCAR cup championship seasons. During that time, I implemented a community forum, along with a “Show Your Team 48 Pride” campaign that was hugely successful in attracting not just new fans, but further entrenching the already existing ones to be passionate supporters of the Lowe’s Racing team.
I graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a double major in Interactive design and Italian Renaissance Art. That second one is going to pay off any day now.
I currently live in Sugar Land, Texas with my Jack Russell “Fletch”. I enjoy an ice cold Shiner Bock and mexican food. When not working my day job as a UX designer for sparkhound in Houston, Tx. I am either in front of a monitor, or drawing with good old pencil and paper.
Feel free to follow me on twitter @pixelneer, though I rarely use it now days, or any of the other social networks, and if your ever in Houston, don’t hesitate to hit me up. I am always up for a good UX discussion.