I’m a designer that specializes in brand identity and UX design. Towards those ends I am a researcher, communicator, and collaborator. I work with progressive companies of all sizes that are passionate about their contribution to their industries and understand the importance of developing a great brand to further their pursuits.
My design career was seeded while I was attending UT Dallas from 2004 to graduation with my BA in Arts and Technology in 2008. It formally started in the spring of 2009 when I began work at a small marketing company. While there, I created custom marketing materials for a variety of non-profit organizations including Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA.
In 2011, I moved on to work for American Airlines as a senior UX Designer. I was the designer on the first fully rebranded, responsive design project to launch on aa.com. Some of my projects include the print-at-home boarding pass redesign, the mobile American Airlines site rebrand, rental car booking site, and evangelizing responsive design within the organization to help push American into new digital territories.
While working full-time from 2009 to 2014, I would take on freelance projects on the side as Mike Parra Creative Design. I’ve done brand identity, brand collateral, logo design, and implemented responsive sites–which you can view in my portfolio.
Design is my tool for making the world a more open, honest, and beautiful place. Let’s see what we can do together!