Information Architect  //  User Experience UX Designer  //  Digital Media Designer

{ Creative Digital Media Web Interactive Information Graphic User Interface Interaction Experience Architect } Designer.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Holistic user experience design perspective.

– Information Architecture (IA)
– Interaction Design (IxD)
– User Experience Design (UX)
– Digital Media Design
– Digital Art/Creative Direction
– Information Design
– User Interface Design (UI/GUI)
– Project Coordination
– Graphic Design

Complex made Simple.
Peter enjoys devising thoughtful, creative, and functional IA, UX, and Design assets that connect design, digital and visual media, technical, business, and strategic disciplines. His goal is to simplify and elevate the collaborative creation of engaging and compelling interactive and digital media tools and experiences.

Current career:
{Creative Web Interactive Information Graphic User Interface Experience} Designer
Over 15 years experience as a creative and strategic Web & Interactive Digital Media Designer.
Holistic user experience design (UX) perspective.
– Related supportive skills: digital art/creative direction, UX, GUI/UI, IA, IxD, front-end dev, project planning/coordination, website optimization, graphic design

Adjunct career goals:
– User Experience Designer (UX) / Interaction Designer (IxD) / Information Architect (IA) / Interactive Planner & Coordinator / Digital Art/Creative Director

Web & Interactive Design; Digital Art/Creative Direction, Information Design; (Graphic) User Interface Design (GUI/UI); project conceptualization & coordination; Graphic Design; technical creativity.

Intermediate skills:
User Experience Design (UX); Interaction Design (IxD); Information Architecture (IA); Website Optimization; front-end dev.

Experience with a broad cross section of industries and clients; in a variety of work environments, including: news media, aviation, integrated marketing advertising communications agencies, web & application development, eLearning, and in-house communications.

Peter’s Web & Interactive positions and employers have included:
– Information Architect (Postmedia Network)
– Senior Digital Media Designer (Calgary Herald – Postmedia Network)
– Creative Designer Web (WestJet)
– Senior Web Designer & Coordinator (Unity Builders Group)
– New Media Designer (Parallel Strategies)
– New Media Designer (Quaddro Digital Solutions)
– Designer ( Inc.)
– New Media Designer/Artist (Tiger Media)
– New Media Designer/Artist (Axia NetMedia)
– Multimedia Designer (Outrider Multimedia)
– Freelance: Web & Interactive Designer, Graphic Designer

Past Graphic Design & Photography positions and employers have included:
– Graphic Production Artist & Designer (Think Design, and Strokes Design)
– Exhibit & Graphic Designer (The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum)
– Ethnology De-Accessioning Aide & Photographer (Glenbow Museum)
– Marketing & Design Coordinator (Dancers Studio West)
– Design Assistant (Dance Connection magazine)
– Freelance: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Photographer

Past & Present Volunteer activities:
– Festival Chorus > web design/maintenance
– donor at Canadian Blood Services
– miscellaneous at Capitol Hill School
– DJ with CJSW Radio 91 FM (5 years) and Graphic Designer for VOX magazine (2 years)
> at the University of Calgary campus radio station
– Designer for Afrikadey! arts and culture festival (3 years)
– Co-founder & Designer of Artichoke magazine (5 years)

Peter has an eclectic gamut of experiences, activities, and interests that inform his digital media design practice:
– a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art (Photography & Drawing) from the University of Calgary;
– Current activities: UI/IA/UX design; Digital Media Design; digital & traditional photography;
– Digital Alberta – member (2011-2o13);
– Interests: technology, all facets of design; time-based motion arts; digital & pop culture; commercial & contemporary arts.

Peter’s experiences have imbued him with broad creative skills, a focused work ethic, acuity, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. These attributes enable him to make a positive impact on virtually any organization.

My favorite personal pastimes include: hangin’ out with friends and family; photography; music (collecting, listening, playing a bit); skiing (downhill & x-country); running, walking, hiking, cycling; home reno projects; collecting vintage tin toys; watching great movies; playing with tech gadgets; vacations/travel; reading all types of media; iPhone & other mobile devices; Apple everything; mind expansion via new digital media, design, science, tech, and art, etc… Everything is awesome.

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