Interactive Motion

Interactive Motion Design

Motion brings life into designs and invokes a variety of emotions in a viewer. Keyframes and creative tweening are powerful tools for creating animations and with a bit of code, a passive observer becomes the director of the energy. Well crafted dynamic, interactive motion graphics support the overall experience of the application.

App Concept and Development

Application Concept
& Development

Producing great digital experiences needs focus from big picture to the granular details. Working to define specific client requirements and adding creative use of new technology creates timeless products that offer future growth. A strong base of technical project direction leads to the development of successful dynamic applications.

Info Arch and User Exp

Information Design & User Experience

Intuitive interfaces and unique experiences create seamless immersive enviroments that provide people a delightful exploration through content. Entertaining and interesting applications start with a deep understanding of the information and the people accessing it.



  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Drupal & Wordpress
  • Git
  • Flash
  • InDesign
  • Final Cut Studio
  • 3ds Max
  • Microsoft Office Suite


  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Angular, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • SQL, PHP
  • Processing (Java)
  • ActionScript


  • Project Definition and Execution
  • Hardware Spec and Build
  • Technical Instruction
  • Technology Management
  • Information Architecture
  • Data Visualization
  • Image Retouching
  • Illustration
  • Scripting and Automation
  • Image & Video Compression

Work History



interactive experience developer

4/08 - 6/15

  • Development and maintenance of large-scale interactive applications
  • Animation with non-linear static tools and dynamic programmed animated applications
  • Applied UX principles and effective application architecture to websites and applications
  • Technical project direction
  • High-end photo retouching and technical illustration

Grand Rapids Christian High School

winterim course director -
videogame programming


  • Create cirriculum for high school students to learn basic programming skills
  • Teach and lead classroom through creation of videogame
  • Discuss programming concepts and strategies
  • Lead discussion about programming careers and industry

Full Sail University

Batchelor of Science in Digital Arts and Design

4/06 - 2/08

Salutatorian of Class

Certificate of Excellence

Costco Wholesale

freelance graphic designer

8/05 - 1/06

  • Updated & maintained product photos

  • Created scripts to assist in website style changes

  • Overlooked creation of search keyword system

  • Worked with marketing to create national delivery truck imagery

  • Designed in-store signage

Obie Media Corp.

marketing graphic designer

8/04 - 11/04

  • Designed promotional material for salespeople

  • Prepared new-market contract portfolios

  • Created in-house 'hoopla' for sales rewards

  • Updated sales information sheets as needed

  • Designed and helped plan company events

  • Produced company letterheads and business cards

Linn Benton C.C.

page layout designer

9/03 - 6/04

  • Layout and prepress for weekly publication

  • Problem solved fitting issues in copy and headlines

  • Linked and placed all text and photos

  • Troubleshot computer and network problems

  • Switched production and trained staff from PageMaker to InDesign

  • Took photos as needed for events
  • Linn Benton C. C.

    Associate of Applied Science in Digital Imaging & Prepress Technology

    10/02 - 6/04

    me :)

    hi! i'm aaron.

    User experience developer with more than 8 years experience creating interactive applications and tools for B2B and B2C solutions. Diligent, efficient, and empathetic, with a diverse skill set that includes HTML/CSS/JS web development, 2D animation, technology management, and high quality graphics production. Successfully expanded business capabilities and built innovative new technologies into daily workflow. A constant learner with a passion for understanding and patiently teaching others.

    Outside of creating interactive experiences, I like being in the outdoors: camping, skiing, disc golf and biking. I enjoy brewing beer, fixing mopeds, and updating my home. My wife and I love to travel and recently took a two and a half month treck through South America. We blogged the amazing experience with photos at