Lead UI Designer
Shortly after the release of Guild Wars 2, I was promoted to manage the UI team at ArenaNet. I oversaw the design and implementation of significant new UI features for Guild Wars 2 and Guild Wars 2 China, including major improvements to the new player experience. During my tenure as UI Lead, I championed for studio-wide adoption of UX best practices and workflow improvements, and worked closely with department leads to achieve consensus and forward movement on key usability and workflow initiatives.
Titles shipped: Guild Wars 2 China
I designed a wide range of UI, marketing, and web products for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. I developed new visual language that became instrumental to solidifying the Guild Wars 2 brand identity. I provided creative support for pre-launch marketing initiatives that contributed significantly towards high first-year sales.
Titles shipped: Guild Wars 2
Freelance Graphic Designer
Ryan McIntyre Design
As the creative team at Better World Books was in the process of relocating to Atlanta, my wife accepted a job in Seattle, so we made the move and I began a whirlwind year of freelance design work with projects ranging from print to web to branding.
Clients: Omnicap Investment & Financial Services, Substance Marketing, Pictopia, Strand Bookstore, Tara Dhatu, Next Round Communications, Detour Destinations, Opportunity Fund, 764 Media, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Better World Books
As the sole graphic designer for this online bookseller, I developed marketing assets and branding, and carried out a redesign of the online payment funnel UX to ultimately achieve a 30% increase in successful transactions.
During my senior year of college, I worked 30 hours per week designing business collateral and production art for print advertising for this large international law firm. I developed a thorough understanding of production pipelines and workflows and honed my ability to operate effectively within a large, complex international organization.
- User Interface Design
- User Experience Design
- Web Design
- Branding & Marketing
- Motion & Video
- Adobe Creative Suite