Who is Dickon?
I’ve built and managed teams of designers (web, 3D, Illustrators, motion graphics), developers, and project managers. I can speak geek if needed but prefer to break things down into simple language so anyone can follow along. Experienced in budgeting, scheduling, hiring and firing, day to day operations, presenting creative ideas and concepts, developing pitches and project plans. I design visuals and the user experience from a wholistic and human viewpoint, considering the business being presented and representing it appropriately for the users. I’ve designed everything from crazily over-animated movie experiences to subdued digital forms that get used in an emergency room. In nearly all cases design is important, but it’s purpose is to communicate a message or an action. The purpose of design is not to showcase the design, it’s to help tell your story. Ok, so that’s briefly some of what I have done and can do… Digital is my world at work, but it’s inspired by the reality of life off screens. Computers and the internet are amazing, we all have such power never before seen in the evolution of humanity. Amazing things can be accomplished and connections made like never before. My hope is that I can develop tools and systems that connect us as human beings, rather than pull us more into virtual worlds where emotion and empathy become less relevant. What drives me is the idea that digital tools and systems can enrich our lives, so that we can spend more time being with the ones we love, the ones we want to work with, and accomplishing our dreams, because these are the experiences that create a memorable and satisfying life.
TEDx ABQ 2012
These are some of the companies I’ve created digital work for: