As a designer and product owner, my role is split between working with a development team to get products out to market and working with all product teams to ensure design standards are maintained across all products. I was the first designer on staff in the company and was responsible for making design something the company was proud of and could use as a marketing advantage.
I worked at 3 total stores, all of which were struggling with sales and customer satisfaction scores when I was sent to them. My job was to bring these stores up to company standards, and in each case, left the store as a top performer in the "group" of about 60 locations. My role started as a logistics team leader and soon transitioned into a senior management role in charge of Hardlines and Electronics departments.
I started as an intern and soon transitioned into a permanent role focused on sports at the school. I started as an editor and cable puller, but worked my way up to instant replay operator, producer, and even director of live sporting events. We used tools like Final Cut Pro, Adobe apps, and Avid systems to get our work done.
More passion projects than full-time jobs, I've been writing for myself at the well-regarded and widely read BirchTree since 2010. My writing and podcasting there has lead to many opportunities to write for other sites and talk to interesting people about technology. I focus on the world of tech, often centering on Apple. My work has been discussed on Daring Fireball, 9to5Mac, MacStories, and many more enthusiast sites.