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In the last 19 years, I’ve launched six startups, learning key lessons from successes and challenges.

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The Ultimate Collage Maker App

2013 – Present / Moodzer.com

Created online web application used by thousands of creatives to quickly build mood boards—after discovering need for designers to create project mood boards more-efficiently. Designed, developed application. Created business model. Launched corporate strategy. Hired developers, designers to expand functionality.

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Online Learning Platform

2017 – 2020 / CodeTime.io

Created website to enhance overall design community, complement lectures at ArtCenter and CSUN. Built online instructional video channel with 90+ video series, 700+ free lessons providing resources for any designer—100%-free, available to anyone.

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Bootstrap CSS Theme Generator

2017 – 2018

Created theme generator for popular Bootstrap 4 framework—empowering users to easily-customize Bootstrap CSS via fun, intuitive, instant generator—saving designers & developers excessive time, eliminating the need to code.

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Interactive Design Agency

2010 – 2011

Founded this agency designing & developing in-house product design, focusing on clients seeking interactive projects. Consulted with clients, drafted proposals; led presentations, web development, design.

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Lifestyle Clothing Company

2005 – 2010

Leveraged passion for illustrations and printing to found alternative lifestyle fashion company. Created 300+ designs, cultivated relationships with wholesalers, buyers / retailers. Manufactured samples, partnered on large production runs—created $10K+ monthly recurring revenue within first 90 days.