to be treated.
I am a 20+ year design veteran, educator, and digital craftsman with spicy opinions and a passion for beautifully designed digital experiences.
I began my journey into design after teaching myself how to build websites in college. I’m a rare breed of designer that is able to both design and code.
Early in my career, I did work at an insurance startup and designed sites for a small LA-based firm before the dot com bust.
I spent the early part of my design career at ad agencies building websites and creating microsites in Flash.
Then as the industry matured, I transitioned into doing UX and product design, starting with incubating products at Discovery Communications. I earned a patent for one of my projects and had another one successfully spun out as its own company.
I then ventured into the world of education at one of the first design bootcamps in the U.S. I led the curriculum and training of hundreds of students at Designation.
One of my proudest achievements is seeing my students go on to successful careers at Google, Amazon, IBM, and more all around the world.
In 2019, I launched WJY Studios to focus on doing work that I could be passionate about and to build human-centered experiences for both large and small clients.
Through design, I bring together the functional and aesthetic to achieve my client’s vision. Let’s create something amazing together.