Background —

As a designer, Jules helps his clients develop memorable interactive experiences, brand identities, and mobile products. He believes in clear communication, pixel perfect execution, and keeping things fun. Working on the agency side for almost two decades, he's had the good fortune of working on an extensive variety of projects. Some of these projects include mobile and desktop apps, retail websites, online product customization, in-store kiosks, interactive table applications, interactive museum exhibits, art installations, gigapixel image explorers, and welcome experiences for corporate headquarters. He's even designed a logo or two. Jules tackles difficult challenges with enthusiasm and curiosity and enjoys every stage of the creative process. He's passionate about exploring new technologies, software, and design techniques in order to become a better designer and collaborator.


Clients —

AdobeBarnes & NobleThe Brand ExperienceDesign Within ReachExelonFocusedFoghorn CreativeGenentechGenslerGMGoogleThe Hettema GroupHoneywell

HPIntelJackson Family WinesJanSportKodakLeapfrogl.inc designMcKessonMicrosoftMicrosoft ResearchMOHAIThe North FaceObscura Digital

Olson Kundig ArchitectsOne Liberty PlaceOne World ObservatoryQuintilesReebokReunion TowerSamsungSAPSifteoThe Space NeedleTimberlandVMWareWorkFlowy


Work History —

Freelance

2015 - PresentSeattle, WA

  • Redesigned the look and feel for WorkFlowy's mobile and desktop apps, visual branding, and website.
  • Designed and art directed 4 interactive exhibits for the Intel Museum.
  • Established the look and feel for a digital interactive experience that was projection-mapped onto a model city for the Honeywell Experience Center in Dubai.
  • Responsible for the look and feel for two interactive experiences for Exelon's HQ in Baltimore that enable visitors to explore a gigapixel photograph of the energy trade floor and tour Exelon's services across the nation via a custom illustration.


Stimulant

Art Director

2012 - 2015San Francisco & Seattle

  • Responsible for the visual development and execution across multiple projects.
  • Combined visual brand and audience needs into visually rich and immersive interactions and experiences.
  • Supervised and directed junior designers.
  • Reviewed work to insure quality, appropriateness, and consistency for client brands across all deliverables.


Stimulant

Visual Design Lead

2008 - 2015San Francisco, CA

  • Established the look and feel for a wide variety of interfaces, including websites, mobile devices, apps, kiosks, and games.
  • Worked within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce a brand’s style or voice.
  • Designed user-centered interaction models, wireframes, storyboards, and screen mockups.
  • Designed logos and icons.
  • Closely collaborated with Developers and business teams to solve complex issues.
  • Produced email marketing, presentation materials and pitch documents.
  • Juggled multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations.


Fluid

Creative Director

2005 - 2007San Francisco, CA

  • Established the design direction for rich ecommerce websites, product finders and customizers, in-store kiosks, and digital campaigns.
  • Presented design work to clients and stakeholders.
  • Provided feedback and direction to creative team.
  • Produced and presented new client pitches along side the Chief Experience Officer.


Scenic Industry

Visual Designer

1999 - 2001San Francisco, CA

  • Designed brand-centric interactive sites and tools for large and medium sized clients.


Fireplug Labs

Visual Designer

1997 - 1999San Francisco, CA

  • Was brought on as a design intern out of college and after a few months was hired  full time.
  • Created print and web design work for social marketing
  • Played a lot of ping pong.


Recognition —

2017 Horizon Interactive Awards

Award: GoldProject: Skyspace

2017 HOW International Design Awards

Award: Merit AwardProject: Skyspace

2016 The FWA of the Day

Award: The FWA of the Day WinnerProject: Skyspace

2013 How Interactive Design Awards

Award: MeritProject: LoopLoop

2013 Event Marketers Awards

Award: GoldProject: Intel's Connect to Life

2013 How Interactive Design Awards

Award: Merit AwardProject: Intel's Connect to Life

2013 Event Design Awards

Award: Merit AwardProject:Intel's Connect to Life

2013 Event Design Awards

Award: GoldProject: Intel Museum Ultrabook Exhibit

2013 How Interactive Design Awards

Award: Merit AwardProject: Microsoft Bing Search for PixelSense

2012 IxDA Design Awards

Award: Best in Show & Best in CategoryProject: LoopLoop

2012 Communicator Awards

Award: Gold — Interactive Multimedia Children’s Audience & Entertainment, Silver — Interactive MusicProject: LoopLoop

2012 Exhibit Design Awards

Award: GoldProject: Intel'sConnect to Life