AGW is a hybrid designer, coder, and marketer based in los angeles.
currently available for hire.
“I’m a self-taught hybrid designer, developer, and marketer with a passion for making a difference on the Internet. I have created a range of brands and startups for clients and myself. At the age of 11, I built my first online community. That experience sparked my interest in brand strategy, programming, copywriting, marketing, video editing, blogging, and video game development.
600+ websites later — I’ve led several small to medium-sized teams (5-15) of creatives and I’ve held many titles in the web world: Art Director, Web Producer, Illustrator, UI Designer, Front-end Developer, and Project Manager to name a few.
My superpower? Since I have a keen understanding of programming, I’ve always had an excellent feel for User Experience. My skills really shine when I have an opportunity to create a new product.
From within a team, I have a natural way of motivating everybody to work together and accomplish our goals. I’m here to help you become successful, that’s why my tagline is, ‘Your Partner in Design’.”
– Sincerely, AGW
2017 – 2018
Lead visual branding and communication of Vejo, early-stage health tech startup. Developed branding, content strategy, interactive and pitches for the company,
ultimately assisting in raising over $500 million in investment capital and setting the
platform for a global launching strategy. Hired and managed a team of graphic and
UX designers to increase productivity and satisfy the hostile pitch landscape.
Sr. UX Designer
March 2015 – Current
Execute design from concept to hand-off to engineering team. Manage projects from prototype to launch. Bring simplicity and user focused design to complex data heavy applications. Collaborate with product, interaction and team on project requirements. Produce detailed style guides. Conduct user research and evaluate findings.
Web Producer & Project Manager
September 2008 – February 2011
Project Manager (up to 30 projects at once), Team leader (managed and trained team members), Art Direction, Wireframing, Pitching, Client Training, Interface Design, XHTML/CSS Templating, jQuery, Flash, CMS Integration.
Founder / Creative Director
April 2007 – Present
Team leader for all creative and visual operations: Recruit team members, establish brand persona, build out internal projects, sales, etc.
Sr. Web Designer & Developer
November 2006 – March 2007
Original Marketing Group
Worked directly with real estate accounts to build out custom Century 21 and Coldwell Banker MLS websites. Successfully planned, designed, built, and presented web projects for several clients at once. Also revamped company branding and website.
2018 – 2019
Space Monkey from Outer Space
Lead strategy and creative vision of SMfOS, a lifestyle apparel brand. Developed branding, apparel designs, content strategy, web/interactive presentations, and business decks.
September 2014 – January 2015
Helped establish company’s first in-house design team offering design direction and graphical assets for all internal projects as well as pitches across all platforms including Android, iOS, Web, Display.
January 2014 – September 2014
Work w/ new clients to develop website concepts based on their design requirements. Create mock-ups, wireframes, website layout and custom graphics for both full-scale and mobile websites. Design effective user interfaces using the most current UI and UX standards and best practices. Create and maintain a standard for UI design.
June 2012 – December 2013
Create entire brand and identity, Lead marketing efforts, Prototype user experience for online dating application from ground up, Design user interface for desktop and mobile applications, Manage development team, Front-end development, System administration
April 2007 – September 2009
Direct & create the entire visual experience including corporate branding, theming, templating, market campaigns and user-experience analysis/solutions for the Bizurst web application.
A few personal projects powered by passion.
INDEPENDENT ANIMATED SERIES
An anime for the fans, by the fans. Type Zero combines storytelling with technology and social media to create an immersive entertainment experience.
ONLINE ANIME COMMUNITY
A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development of the online anime community through technology, entertainment & networking.
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS APPAREL
It’s the socially conscious t-shirt that blends positive causes with positive virtues. Every Selftee donates 20% of all sales to a specific cause, which was carefully matched with each design.