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THE CHIEF ENEMY OFCREATIVITY

IS GOOD SENSE.

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I am not
strange.
I am just not
normal.

Salvador Dali

About | Pixelfader

Award winning designer and entrepreneur..

I bring a professional,passionate,

honest and effective approach

to every project I work on,which builds

respect and loyalty in those relationships.

It’s all about the strategy that leads to the creative.

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What I’m Passionate About

  • INTERACTIVE DESIGN

    100%

  • UI/UX

    90%

  • MOBILE

    80%

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    80%

  • ART DIRECTION

    80%

  • CREATIVE DIRECTION

    70%

  • GAME DESIGN

    100%

  • SNICKERS

    100%

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What I Love

  • COLLABORATION

    100%

  • MY WIFE & SON

    100%

  • SALES

    90%

  • BRAND POSITIONING

    75%

  • STRATEGY & TACTICS

    70%

  • MOVIES

    70%

  • STARTUPS

    80%

  • BASEBALL

    70%

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What I Like

  • HTML

    60%

  • CLEANING

    20%

  • VODKA

    60%

  • VIDEO GAMES

    70%

  • SHOES

    80%

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    85%

  • TEAM BUILDING

    75%

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Me By The Numbers

96%

Client Satisfaction

1098

Sodas Drank in 2013

5246

E-Mail's In My Inbox

2

Successful Businesses to Date

6

Current Adobe CS Version

0

Unsatisfied Customers

8

Mobile Devices Owned

12,654

MP3's On Server

Managers focus

on systems, Leaders

focus on people.

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My | Skillset

Over the years I’ve developed a wide

range of skills and talents

to bring to the table for customers and partners.

Professionally i’ve done a lot the past 17 years. Starting out as a designer and working my way into being a team builder, project manager, creative director and entrepreneur.I have worked for both large and small companies. I’ve done work for such notable companies as Fox Sports, Tyco/Amp Inc., Playboy, etc. A designer by trade with Sr. Design experience and UX/UI as a core competency. I’ve historically been able to step in on behalf of a partner at about any point in the lifecycle of a project and spool up quickly, whether it be a business, product or service offering. I’ve been very lucky to work with some incredibly talented, dedicated, intelligent and focused people. I’ve learned a lot from most, and a little from some.  A former “Top 30 under 30” entrepeneur in central PA as voted by the Central Penn Business Journal, my goal is good design and growth as a business professional.

Creativity is intelligence

having fun.

Albert Einstein

Creative Direction | Reel

A fast look at the work i

was responsible for and proudest of.

The MudBrick Sizzle Reel
Courtesy of the team i am so proud of, creative direction and AD on many of the pieces in here by yours truly.

Flickr

FAQsThe questions everyone may have wanted to ask, but were afraid to.  Or maybe not. 
Some interesting info maybe, learn a bit about what makes me tick.

You founded a successful boutique agency in Harrisburg, PA, what made you leave?
I’ve been asked this a few times and the answer is complicated and hard.  The nuts and bolts of it come down to pursuing a dream of getting paid to design video games and get one that’s been on my mind for a while created.  I moved to NC to take my shot at it and in turn joined an agency,  Tattoo Projects, which i had followed since i founded MudBrick years ago.  It seemed like a dream come true on both accounts.
Whats the hardest part of being a creative?
For me it’s the need by everyone to assign a timeline to the creative process and in the agency world seeing that timeline get smaller and smaller.  When you wind up in the vice grip of “churn & burn” it’s tough to produce your best work and isn’t that really the only kind of work you should ever do?  Not feeling that the work you’ve done is the best it could have been, is the hardest part.  That and the lack of sleep.
How did you break into the business?
At the agency i just exited a favorite line is “fake it till you make it”,  well i did just that.  I was working as a print designer when i met a guy named Scott Roth at a LAN gaming center i co-owned,  he asked if i did web.  I said “Hell yea man,  i know HTML and can create websites”.  I had never done any HTML, or opened Photoshop for anything outside of print.  I was offered a job at a company named ImageVision and in the first week slept about 6 hours while i taught myself HTML and how to lay out a site in Photoshop 3.  Fun times!
What do you consider your greatest achievement professionally?
It would be easy to say owning my own successful agency for over 5 years, but that’s not the best.  The best in my opinion, was when i took a chance on a kid who had Asbergers and had never had a job in his life and brought him on as a production mograph artist.  Within a year I had worked with him on refining his skillset and migrated him from the home brewed tools he was using to industry standards including Autodesk products. He in turn produced content that got our shop noticed by Epic Games,  Central Penn Business Journal and USA Today.  Now he’s a 3D production artist on his way to his first industry job in gaming.  Those are the real wins.
Whats your process like?
Think first, ask questions later.  Find the problem as the customer perceives it,  then find the problem as i do.  Hopefully in most cases those two things intersect.  Where they do, develop a solution with solid strategy and lay the ground work for what the design needs will be.  From there it’s pen and paper for a while until it’s time to break out Axure and good old Photoshop and start concepting and prototyping.  Get it to a good place and start sharing what you’re doing with people you trust,  get good feedback and enhance.  When I reach something i feel is final i step away for a day or two if possible, then revisit to see if i still love it.  If i do it’s time for client eyes.
Favorite Music?
When i want to be creative i need something pounding in my ears.  I usually reach for Nirvana, Guns & Roses,  Metallica or Alice in Chains as staples.  If i want something more modern,  i go for Hell Yea, Theory of a Deadman, Eminem, Ice Cube and some Korn.

Drawing is the honesty of the art.

There is no possibility of cheating:

It is either good or bad.

Salvador Dali

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let’s grab a beer

or play Call of Duty

and maybe kick a project off.

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    Harrisburg, PA 17109
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