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Smartwatch Flows

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Smartwatch Flows

Lots of fun working with my favorite UX Design partner, Rudy A., to create these one sheets and UX flows for a Safeway smartwatch pilot program for Apple watch and Android Wear. I love my LG G Watch R and don’t think I’ll ever be without a smartwatch...

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Vons 3 To 5 Stars

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Vons 3 To 5 Stars

At Albertsons Companies, I helped raise the Vons mobile app rating from 3 stars to 5 stars by reaching out to those who had sent us negative feedback, building prototypes to address their issues, having them try them out and get comments, revise and test again, then releasing the features they were asking for. This occurred over a span of about 4 months. I have to give credit and big thanks to the product owners at Albertsons Companies because they really champion the user and gave me a lot of latitude, time and development resources to...

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Soono’s Baby Slideshow

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Soono’s Baby Slideshow

Soono’s Baby Slideshow My horse’s name is Soono, Gypsy for “Dream.” She’s a Gypsy Vanner from Wales and this is a slideshow of Soono’s baby pictures I put together for my wife. Share

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NCCA Ledson Winery Carole Tribute

Posted by on 7:36 pm in Blog, Music, Photography | 0 comments

NCCA Ledson Winery Carole Tribute

NCCA Carole Memorial Tribute Slideshow I’m on the board of the Northern California Corvettes Association and I take pictures and create video slide shows for our get-togethers. Here’s one I created for Carol’s memorial at Ledson Winery in Northern California. The music is from the movie “Serendipity” titled “Fast Forward” by Alan Silvestri. Share

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NCCA Corvette Sierra Run

Posted by on 7:23 pm in Blog, Music, Photography | 0 comments

NCCA Corvette Sierra Run

NCCA Corvette Sierra Run Slideshow I’m on the board of the Northern California Corvettes Association and I take pictures and create video slide shows for our get-togethers. Here’s one I created for the Sierra Run featuring “My Church” recorded by Home Free. Share

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Programmers Confessing Their Coding Sins

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Programmers Confessing Their Coding Sins

Programmers Confessing Their Coding Sins I’m not a developer but I’ve hired many of them while I was Director of Web Development at Live365 and I’ve participated in many whiteboarding technical interviews recently at Albertsons Companies so I found this very interesting. Read the full...

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Sales & HR Design

Posted by on 10:31 am in Blog, Visual Design | 0 comments

Sales & HR Design

UX Designer and Creative Director for our new, hybrid app/responsive design portal to be used by over 250,000 employees across 34 states. Work in progress. Various Screen Examples...

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Our New CD Is Available

Posted by on 9:40 pm in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Our New CD Is Available

The “new” Faron Young CD that I wrote, arranged and sang background vocals on is now available from Best Buy, Amazon, and Target. Working with Country Rewind Records, we took old mono demos that had been tossed out, cleaned them up, added new stereo instruments and background vocals and viola — new album! I see some folks in the reviews don’t like the new twists to the old songs and I understand that – some just like them the way they were. That said, I had a blast doing these tracks with my best friend and...

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No Need to Fear Showing Your Work for the First Time

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No Need to Fear Showing Your Work for the First Time

We all have butterflies before showing our design work to our team or stakeholders for the first time. That said, I have learned the hard way that the earlier I get them involved the better. It becomes a team effort, everyone gets invested, and I avoid many potholes and embarrassing moments like the dreaded “But what about…?” I try not to spend too much time tucked away polishing my ideas but instead toss them out early when I’m not so attached to them. Discuss them while they’re “in the rough.”...

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Logo and T-Shirt Design

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Logo and T-Shirt Design

Created a logo for our mobile team that we used for t-shirts and an educational booth within Safeway/Albertsons. Examples: Black t-shirts (pdf) White t-shirts...

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