Great strategist/good man/bad wizard.
I am a strategist for mStoner. What’s a strategist? I have an answer for you here. I started working at mStoner as a freelance designer in 2005. I started on as a full-time employee in 2007 after being cajoled by the charming and charismatic Voltaire Santos Miran. Other job titles I’ve held at mStoner have included design director and creative director. For a while, a few of us had sub-titles and mine was “mobile and responsive discipline lead.”
Things I’ve done in my time at mStoner:
- lead development of mobile sites as a product offering
- lead development of responsive sites as a product offering
- co-lead the addition of print services as a product offering
- co-conceive and design the UI of the intergalactic EDUniverse
- a veritable cornucopia conference presentations
- creative lead on several award-winning CASE projects
I owe maybe 75 percent of my successful accomplishments over the past seven years to opportunities given to me and supported by the partners at this company and by team members I have worked with. How the other 25 percent breaks down is debatable, but it would make a really boring debate.
Selected current and previous clients, in no particular order:
- Brown University
- Columbia University
- Northwestern University
- Loyola University Chicago
- Kellogg School of Management
- North Carolina A&T State University
- Oakton Community College
- Trinity College Hartford
- Webster University
- Middlesex School
I was a freelance designer and art director working on web and print projects for a number of clients, including the Obama 2008 campaign, Sears, Kenmore, Lexmark, and Indiana University. I also taught screen printing classes at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
I have a beautiful wife who I’m convinced is the universe’s gift to me in answer to my childhood obsession with Wonder Woman, twin sons, and I live in a beautiful place that has many nicknames: the Emerald City, Jet City, The City of Flowers, The Rainy City, The Coffee Capitol, The City of Goodwill. I keep a small site of personal ephemera at minuti.ae and I write about multi-device design and development with Erik Runyon at responsive.ly.