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For two decades I've been designing digital products and creating unique stories. As a manager of full-scale creative projects involving multidisciplinary teams, I've had hands-on experience in nearly every phase of the product development life-cycle, including ideation, design, and user-testing.

My understanding is that empathy is the heart of good design. Focused on product aesthetics WITH functionality, my creative practice is backed by appropriate design research, user stories, technical knowledge and artistic execution. I believe creatives should remain insatiably curious if they expect to maintain their creative wares, invigorate their imaginations, and truly understand what defines their success. Paraphrasing Andrew Zuckerman, "Curiosity and rigor are the secret to creativity." I couldn't agree more.


Highlights

  • Two decades of professional design experience: web, UX and visual storytelling

  • Manager of full-scale creative projects involving multidisciplinary teams

  • Creative leader in product development life-cycles, including ideation, design, and user-testing

  • Established senior creative roles in notable publishing and technology companies



Creative & Technical Background

  • Combines entrepreneurial drive with business-mindedness to improve products, user-experience and performance

  • Creative leadership and mentor, managing creative process and workflow

  • Designs and manages UX solutions for hardware and software platforms

  • Strong creative instincts, and committed advocate of human-factors and user-centered design

  • Engaging communicator and storyteller, cultivates relationships with stakeholders and clients

  • Extensive automotive knowledge: vehicle dynamics, technical function, social-environmental, human-machine interaction

  • Diversified design practice ranging from visual design and sound UX (sound design) to functionality studies and workflow architecture



Education

University College for the Creative Arts
Masters of Arts | Graphic Communication | 2006 | Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Arizona State University
Post-Graduate Study, Masters of Science | Graphic Design, Human Factors | 2004 | Tempe, Arizona

Sonoma State University
Bachelors of Arts | Communication Studies - Media, Television Broadcasting | 2003 | Rohnert Park, California


Complete professional profile and employment history is available at www.linkedin.com/in/geriamani


 

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