About

AGW is a hybrid designer, coder, and marketer based in los angeles.
currently available for hire.

BACKGROUND

“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

EXPERIENCE

Lead Designer
Vejo

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
Ticketmaster

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
Ciplex

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
421Labs

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
Original Marketing Group

November 2006 – March 2007

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.

Creative Director
Space Monkey from Outer Space

2018 – 2019

Lead strategy and creative vision of SMfOS, a lifestyle apparel brand. Developed branding, apparel designs, content strategy, web/interactive presentations, and business decks.

Product Designer
NantMobile

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.

Lead Designer
Etelligence, Inc.

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.

Creative Director
AgapaMe.com

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

Creative Director
Bizurst.com

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.

SKILLS

WordPress
Graphic Design
UI/UX
Branding
HTML5/CSS3
Copywriting
Illustration/Animation
jQuery

PROJECTS

A few personal projects powered by passion.

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TYPEZERO.US

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.

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ANIMEISM.ORG

ONLINE ANIME COMMUNITY

A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development of the online anime community through technology, entertainment & networking.

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SELFTEES

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.

I am currently available for new projects and job opportunities. Click here to reach out