Technical Director, Experience Designer
Let's Build / Let's StreamLos Angeles, CA - 2012 - 2020
Let’s Stream is a custom ulta low latency video streaming platform for business, built using Node.js and React. The platform allows business to capture and broadcast secure, scalable live streams where the audience can interact and participate on camera in a zoom-like experience. The platform can be used for webinars and digital events with custom tools like interactive auctions, trivia, bingo and more.
Agency Highlights: client retention rate of 68%, winner of 3 site of the days awards from AWWWARDS, nominated for a Digital Emmy.
Technologies included: React JS/Native, Express, Gatsby THREE.js, Pixi and Sketch
Director, Digital Experience and Development
Digital PrideFest & Digital DragFest, PEGLos Angeles, CA - Summer 2020
Worked with a small creative team to design and brand Digital PrideFest a digital streaming event featuring 70+ shows created by LGTBQ artists and drag performers from around the world. Built custom ticketing admin/reporting, live stream tools for artist capture and broadcast using SaaS tools like Dolby.io and Mux among others.
Technologies included: React + Redux JS/Native, Node.js, Express, Serverless, Gatsby (GraphQL), Next.js, Python, AWS (S3, Lambda, EC2, API Gateway, RDS) and Cypress.
EquinoxLos Angeles, CA / New York, NY — 2019 - August 2020
Transitioned from an agency / client relationship to an internal consultant to help Equinox relaunch their flagship brand website (equinox.com) on a completely new technology (React, Next) stack and CMS (Contentful). Worked with team to break up intricate design systems (from Work & Co) and animations with the goal to balance aesthetic presentation, usability and performance. Established and implemented development style / structure standards that made modules and interface elements more flexible and re-usable.
Recently led team to pivot sales previously sales / lead generation motivated Equinox.com to an editorial destination for members during COVID-19 gym closures.
General AssemblySanta Monica, CA - 2014 - 2016
MTV NetworksNew York, NY - September 2009 - April 2012
Multimedia / backpack producer for MTV brands like MTV News, Logo and VH1. Shot, edited and produced on air, online and integrated marketing video projects.
MTV NetworksNew York, NY - Summer 2009
Participated in highly competitive 12-week post college work training program with MTV Networks where I worked hands-on designing features and UX for MTV’s then social web product: Flux.
Bachelor of Arts - Video/Film Production
Webster University, Saint Louis Missouri