I guess I have always been a designer. Since a kid, I’ve been drawn to how things work. I was the one in my family who would set the alarm clocks when they got unplugged or power shut off. My family would ask me to do these tasks- and even fix the TV or VCR when they didn’t work. Fixing things is in my blood, so perhaps spotting areas for improvement in the design of things is as well.
I was drawn to the Oregon Trail game in elementary school on our macintosh computers, and later to windows computers in middle school. There was something about the ability to type that interested me deeply, mostly because I could type faster than I could write by hand, and also I felt my handwriting was illegible, at best.
I first became introduced to digital design in high school, through a series of Autodesk Maya, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and black and white photography classes. These classes initiated my exploration of graphic design, videography and photography as a means of expression and communication and revealed to me the importance of overarching design elements such as color, line height, and font spacing.
Outside of class amongst friends we were constantly trading and trying new software to create a higher level of productivity in our workflow. I was deeply interested in the role of computers in creativity and productivity – and how they could make my life easier.
BA, Double Major:
Political Science / Spanish Literary & Cultural Studies
Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, 2008
|0101 Design||Web Development & Design||2012-Present|
|Have worked with over 100 different clients updating, designing, developing, photographing, and launching websites.|
|Managed legal paperwork, website, and other administrative duties.|
|Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education||Administrative Assistant||2009-2010|
|Organized around progressive policies in the city of LA with major stakeholders. Organized door to door and telephone canvassing, designed print collateral, and performed other administrative duties.|
|Youth Policy Institute||Administrative Assistant||2008-2009|
|Performed administrative duties such as score tracking, and file organization. Also performed in home tutoring for English as a second language low income students.|
|Office of Student Life||Program Assistant||2007-2008|
|Created and promoted school-wide events.|
|Intercultural Community Center||Program Assistant||2005-2006|
|Created and promoted school wide events focusing on marginalized and underrepresented groups.|
|Occidental College Library||Database Manager||2004-2005|
|Managed library interconnected databases including user access. Updated library website with new photos and content.|
User Interface Design
Photography and Post Processing
Videography and Editing
3D Modeling and Rendering
This list is growing and ever changing- for more visuals and information, check out the portfolio at 0101 Design
I have been riding BMX bikes since I was 13 years old. I have been lucky enough to compete in some competitions amateur and professionally in my earlier years. Nowadays I ride for the fun of it. BMX bike riding has fueled my creativity- as it gives me positive endorphins and keeps me thinking creatively.
When I was 16 my brother and I were lucky enough to be featured in a video called “Flow.” This video is a really good introduction to BMx- and it puts forward a philosophy of BMX that connects the various elements of the sport. You can watch the video above.