Designer in Boston, MA

I specialize in visual design, UI/UX design, front-end web and mobile app design, and graphic and print design. I focus strongly on simplicity, usability and beauty. I embrace these ideas and create harmonious designs that make sense.
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I strive for clean, modern and timeless designs. With these ideas in mind, I believe the design will be more effective and have a lasting appeal.

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The audience must always be considered. Whether it be a digital design, application or website, the final product needs to function appropriately in it's given output and offer a pleasing user experience.

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A design that captures simplicity and offers a great user experience translates to something that is beautiful. It must leave an impact on the viewer.

“I feel honored to have the privilege to work with Jay on multiple highly visible projects. He is innovative, creative and a true talent."
Shane McKinney, Senior Web Developer


Abobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Lightroom, After Effects, Acrobat Professional. Sketch, Axure, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, Joomla CMS, Oracle UCM, Sublime Text, SEO Strategy, Google Analytics, Email Marketing, Digital Photography, Scala, Microsoft Office.
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Web and Mobile Design

Responsive web design, "mobile first" strategy, application interface design.

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Graphic and Print Design

Infographics, logos, icons, typography, brand identity, packaging, magazines, interactive multimedia.

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Web Development

Responsive development, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, Joomla, SEO strategy, email marketing.

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User Interface Design

UI layouts, UX concepts, buttons, icons, navigational elements.

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Logos, icons, infographics, typography, custom illustration.

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Portrait, landscape, timelapse, creative, high-dynamic-range.


I have over ten years of professional experience as a UI/UX designer and graphic and print designer. I've designed impactful and creative deliverables for a variety of media outputs.

I will be updating my portfolio shortly. For now, my work is available upon request.

I've worked with the following companies:

Dunkin Donuts
Bank of America
Merrill Lynch
New York Life
Mackenzie Investments
Frontier Security

iPad app design for the
financial services industry.
Logo design for
Ryan Sobol Consulting.
Interface design for a
programmatic advertising application.
Infographic design for the
2013 Wounded Warrior event in Boston. - Design for
a custom travel and itinerary website.
App design for training soldiers
using congnitive behavior.
Interface design for a
fund visualizer tool.
iPad app design for the
financial services industry.
Website design for Big Studio.
Logo design for
Sweetpeas Bakery.
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Infographic design for
an internal ideation tool.
iPad app design for the
financial services industry.
Infographic design for
community service involvement.
Logo design concept for
Pinnacle Solutions.
A postcard was designed and mass produced
to promote a sourcebook for the audio industry.
A showcase of responsive
website mockups. - Website design for
a recruitment marketing & analytics product.
Interactive "space junk" concept
for the Space Fence program.
Website mockup for
Ryan Sobol Consulting.
Icon design for
social media presence.
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Logo design concept for
ZenWing Consultants.
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Infographic design for
an internal mobile program.
Logo design for
Audio Amateur, Inc.
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Several variations of a business
card for Ryan Sobol Consulting.
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Wine label design for
a traditional Balinese rice wine.
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Logo design for audiobytz,
a bi-weekly e-newsletter.
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Logo design concept for
WebSol Media Group.
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ƒ/7.1, ISO 200.
Infographic design demonstrating the AN/TPY-2
Radar and the growing ballistic missile threat.
A postcard was designed and mass produced
to promote a sourcebook for the speaker industry.
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ƒ/8, ISO 200.
Logo design for an
internal video series.
Interface design for a
security & surveillance product.
Photograph using the high-dynamic range
technique to enhance natural lighting.
Animated infographic
for the DDG 1000/Zumwalt.

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Professional Experience

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September 2015 - present

DigitasLBi - Senior Experience Designer

Responsible for the design and direction of web and mobile apps, and features and enhancements to existing experiences. Provide direction and thought leadership in usability, visual and brand consistency and UI/UX best practices and standards.

– Design and develop wireframes, user-interfaces, user-flows and web-enabled graphics.
– Act as a user experience advocate and thought leader regarding principles of user experience and user-centered design.
– Design elegant solutions to complex workflows.
June 2014 - August 2015

Big Studio - Senior Visual Designer

Responsible for the visual design of web-enabled graphics for online marketing campaigns, landing pages, microsites, and user-interfaces for web and mobile apps.

– Work closely with the UX team, business sponsors and project managers to draft the user experience.
– Act as a user-advocate during the development process.
– Manage the project teams expectations.
July 2011 - June 2014

Raytheon - Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director

Manage and coordinate projects from concept to creation, establish timeline and cost expectations, work with clients, vendors and printers. Provide creative direction for communication plans and media projects. Establish the direction and artistic style for entire design staff. Deliver impactful, creative and effective concepts and themes for a variety of multimedia outputs.

– Web, UI and UX concept and design, interactive and static infographics, digital signage, posters, presentations, and other collateral such as storyboarding and animation. – Art directed several high-tier projects.
– Establish, document and evaluate company processes.
– Raytheon Six Sigma Qualified Specialist.
May 2005 - July 2011

Audio Amateur Inc. - Graphic Director

Oversee the art direction of the graphics department. Responsible for the direction and design of a monthly subscription-based magazine, periodicals, web design, books, interface design, direct-mail packages, advertisements, product catalogs and company branding.

– Designed and developed the company website; includes e-commerce and other interactive material.
– Created Flash-based digital editions of our magazines for use on the PC, Mac, iPad, and the Android OS.
– Updated the company identity. Modern design concepts were utilized for the overall layout and production of magazines, in-house advertisements, company branding, and websites.
May 2010 - July 2010

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces - Web Designer

Friends of the Israel Defense ForcesPeriodic contract position. Aided in the design for implementation of site content.
June 2004 - present

Freelance Graphic Designer – Website design, logo design, site implementation.The MacDowell Colony – Promotional work for a film by Ken Burns and a speech by Ruth Reichl.


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