Art Center College of Design; Pasadena CA
Bachelor of Science: Transportation Design (2017)
Participated in Launch Lab Entrepreneurship Program (2017), and General Motors’ "Nanovette" sponsored project (2015).
School of Visual Arts; New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts: Computer Arts (1994)
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Media Arts, concentration in graphic design. (1990)
ArtCenter College of Design; Pasadena, CA (Present)
Conducting “Human Factors”, a humanities course dealing with user-centered design.
Geoff Ombao Design; Pacific Palisades, CA (Present)
Developing disruptive new transportation/mobility solutions. Identifying technical and business challenges/opportunities , creating business plans, designing products (hardware and software), and presenting to potential partners and investors.
The CarLab; Orange, CA (2016)
Collaborate with Project Managers, Analysts, Clients and other stake holders to research, and develop strategic reports for automotive clients.
User Interface Designer/Information Architect
DIRECTV; El Segundo, CA (2012)
Collaborated with Engineering, Product Management, and others to design user experiences for visual entertainment. Responsibilities included liaising with Latin American partners, and the development of DIRECTV’s products.
User Interface Design Director
Rovi Corporation; Burbank, CA (2000 – 2011)
Managed User Interface Designers, and collaborate with Sales, Engineering, and Product Management to develop widely deployed, highly successful projects. Responsible for the design of digital television applications, including Digital Video Recorder and Video On Demand systems.
Senior Information Architect
Xceed, Inc.; Santa Monica, CA (1999 – 2000)
Created the informational structure, navigation and functional speciﬁcations for interactive productions in collaborated with clients, technical, creative, and marketing professionals.
The Walt Disney Company; North Hollywood, CA (1997 – 1999)
Responsible for the interactive/visual design and production of e-commerce initiatives. Managed designers and production artists, and served as the creative liaison for vendors and business partners. Projects included: The Disney Store Online, ESPN: The Store, and more.
Time Warner Cable – Broadband Applications; New York, NY (1994 – 1996)
Designed the visual layout and navigation of applications for interactive television, internet, and cable modem. Coordinated efforts of artists and vendors while serving as a client contact.
Computer Graphics Instructor (1994 – 1996)
Moderated Macintosh computer graphics classes for Apple Computer’s New York Marketing Center, and conducted a continuing education Adobe Illustrator course for School of Visual Arts.
United States Patents (2001-Present)
Numerous patents for novel interfaces and functionality used in the field of Interactive Television.
Ad Age/Newsweek’s Interactive Media & Marketing Awards (1995)
Best of Show: “The US Post Office of the Future” interactive television application.