Hi. I'm Patrick. I'm a strategic thinking communications and design specialist, a civic technologist, and process improving obsessive. I've spent my life doing all things digital. Let's do something great together.
www.colorado.edu // University of Colorado, Boulder
August 2003 to May 2008
Graduated with BA in Linguistics
Digital Strategist & Designer // Denver, CO
September 2015 to Current
As part of the Executive Director’s Office at DOLA, I craft the agency’s digital strategy including content and digital messaging. I design and hand-code minisites with an expert knowledge of the Pacific Drupal platform. I design collateral for the entire department including presentations, reports, brochures and fliers. I’m a passionate advocate for our users and employees, understanding their needs and how technology and process improvement can serve both better.
Content Management Specialist // Denver, CO
March 2015 to September 2015
My main responsibility at CI was creating solutions to many user experience, information architecture and content strategy problems for the Governor’s office, Department of Regulatory Affairs, Department of Local Affairs, and Colorado Energy Office. I also helped with website migration of government entities and technical support of our custom Drupal content management system.
Owner, Creative Director // Denver, CO
August 2014 to March 2015
I created a city guide company and published two guides to Denver. I wrote and designed the guides myself, and had a business partner that helped to craft the business plan. In addition to the guides, I created a professional eCommerce website to sell them directly, as well as an outreach strategy that landed the guides in shops around Denver.
Engagement Associate // Denver, CO
December 2013 to August 2014
At gyro I took on responsibilities across many of our divisions which included ideation, event planning and project management for the strategic thinking event series gyro:scope; copy editing and proofreading on clients like TD Ameritrade, DCP Midstream and Johns Manville; and researching, designing and managing our RFA/RFP responses as part of the new business team.
Editor & Technical Strategist // Denver, CO
May 2013 to December 2013
I defined the brand strategy, managed social media, reported analytics and helped launch a redesigned version of the flagship online property with user testing, design input and user stories. I was the project manager for the company-wide learning content management system and edited content for all of Fitpro's online platforms, not just PTontheNet.
Production Editor // Denver, CO
August 2012 to May 2013
I edited all articles, blogs and videos and created a short-term strategy and implementation plan for new and existing online properties. In addition, I contributed to the procurement of a new learning content management system and then oversaw it’s launch, including organizing and editing all of the content that was used by large gyms and personal trainers for customized training courses.
October 2010 - August 2012
I created written content for several clients, including: Beck's Beer, The State of Victoria, The City of Melbourne and Barefoot Radler Beer. I worked on strategy, content and design for Black Eye Coffee, The Clever Turnip, Privateer Rum, Angry Man Magazines and Denver, of Course.
Digital Strategy Coordinator // New York City, NY
December 2009 to September 2010
I executed social and online press strategies for multiple clients and was the company-wide resource on digital strategy for our entire roster, including advising current traditional PR clients and helping sell our digital services.
Associate Editor // Melbourne, AUS
August 2008 to July 2009
I managed writers, created content and strategized creative marketing campaigns for our city guide as well as other projects for the State of Victoria, City of Melbourne and private clients.
www.shorefire.com // Shore Fire Media, Autumn 2009 // New York City, NY
www.heebmagazine.com // Heeb Magazine, Summer 2009 // New York City, NY
www.friendlyfirerecordings.com // Friendly Fire Recordings, Summer 2009 // New York City, NY
www.spectremusic.com // Spectre Entertainment Group, Summer 2007 // Portland, OR