I’m Erich, a hybrid design­er cur­rent­ly resid­ing in Port­land, Ore­gon. Through­out my career, I’ve enjoyed work­ing with like­mind­ed dream­ers who are dri­ven like me to cre­ate unique expe­ri­ences for brands that believe con­tin­u­ous inno­va­tion and exper­i­men­ta­tion are inte­gral to their success. 

Through­out this quest, I’ve been a front-end devel­op­er, design­er, and most recent­ly a senior user expe­ri­ence design­er at the glob­al agency, AKQA. I’m excit­ed to work on more projects that blend tech­nol­o­gy with the phys­i­cal world. The projects I’m most proud to have worked on in this vein are an immer­sive shoe tri­al­ing expe­ri­ence for Nike and a proof-of-con­cept of a smart serv­ing tray for Star­bucks Roastery.

The tools I use fre­quent­ly change based on what’s best for the job. Late­ly, I’ve been using Fig­ma, Sketch, Framer X, Flinto, and Prin­ci­ple. When nec­es­sary, I lever­age code (HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Cof­fee­Script) in the pro­to­types I build.

I’m look­ing for a full-time oppor­tu­ni­ty some­where on the West Coast (who knows, maybe else­where). In the mean­time, I’m avail­able for short-term con­tract gigs. My dog, Pilot, comes to work with me most days. I leave him home a few days a week to keep him humble. :)

For more infor­ma­tion on my employ­ment his­to­ry, head over to my LinkedIn page. If there’s a project you’d like to dis­cuss, or you’d like a copy of my resume, please shoot me an email and I’d be hap­py to send it along.