About Me

I am a Designer currently residing in Los Angeles and the Senior Designer at Tsavo Media. I design websites that are clean, intuitive and provide a rich user experience.

I enjoy being involved in projects from concept to finish and consider my input to be valuable not only in the design but also in the business, content, interaction and information architecture decisions.

With my designs, I always aim to bring a common sense approach with a goal of simplifying complex data and tasks with the end user in mind.

My skill-set covers XHTML, CSS with a touch of PHP and Javascript with knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Flash.

So take some time to look at my work, find out how I got here, and if you’re so inclined, drop me a line.

Enjoy the stay!

News & Updates

December 2008 - Life Update

Almost a year since the last update means one thing, life has been busy. One of these days, I'll write about it here but until then, happy holidays everyone.

January 08, 2008 - Project Updates

I am currently deep in some interface and layout redesign for Bo and his new site Digfoot.com. I’m hoping all the work will be ready to be coded and launched in the next 1-2 months.

January 01, 2008 - Life Updates

A lot has happened since I last worte an update here so I’ll summerize the best I can. Back in September, I almost took a new job as Senior Web Designer wtih Pricegrabber.com but it seems like Ticketmaster is not done with me yet. Pricegrabber has the best people working for it and my experience with them has changed how I look at the overall corporate recruting process.

Also since my last update, Bon and I took our much needed honeymoon in Kauai. We had a blast hiking, kayaking, swimming and relaxing in surroundings that I can only equate to paradise. After that trip, we had to move so things have been slowly settling down since then.

All in all, 2007 was a really really good year for both of us. We survived a tire blowout on 10 without a single scratch, got married in Santa Barbara, had our reception in Palm Springs and wrapped up the year with some more goodness. Happy new years everyone, and here’s to 2008. May it be a safe, love and happiness filled year for all of you.

August 10, 2007 - Project Updates

In the recent weeks, I've been working on some really exciting stuff at Ticketmaster that I’m looking forward to launch. It envolved the My Ticketmaster page and will surely announce it here when it launches. Elsewhere, I've been busy with several CD Packaging project and am currently working on the design of a news journal site called “Hidden Strenght”.

June 10, 2007 - Finishing Touches

The final pieces of this site are finally falling into place. Thanks to all those who’ve helped me out with feedback along the way.

May 28, 2007 - The Knot has been tied

On Saturday May 26th, Bonnie and we got married in Santa Barbara in front of our family. Life is great.

May 20, 2007 - New stuff added

A few new pieces have been added to the portfolio page, including new music packaging for Regrooves Vol. 2, Rajaz Meter Mix CD & a new logo for the Night Owl Record Show.

May 15, 2007 - New work at ticketmaster.com

The redesign of the Customize Alerts page that I’ve worked on for the past few months has finally hit the shelves. You can test drive the live version using the login tsegadinka@yahoo.com and password tsegadinka.

May 01, 2007 - Redesign is well underway

The long overdue site redesign is shaping to be on the minimal side. My work has become a lot more simplified in the past year with a focus on usability and I believe this new design will be a reflection of that. Stay tuned.

As of 12.01.08

Reading:

The Design of Dissent
By Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic

Mies Van Der Rohe
By Clarie Zimmerman

Designing For Interaction
By Dan Saffer

Listening:

Q-Tip
The Renaisance

Raphael Saadiq
The Way I See It

Stereolab
Chemical Chords

Enjoying:

Facebook, Friendfeed & Twitter
social science if full effect

My new Nikon D80
look for my Flickr updates

Family
Without them, who are we?

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