I'm an engineer, designer, writer, and photographer. I create technology in service to real human goals. My work starts with people's stories. I have a wide range of expertise, from broad interaction design and project management to low-level database modeling and embedded system programming. I apply these skills simply and appropriately within a tight feedback loop.
Web & design projects
Recently I've been building standards-compliant web sites, Ruby on Rails-based web applications, and doing general design and user interface work on a contract basis.
- Chefs Collaborative asked me to redesign their logo and web site, and to build a local food search engine in Rails
- I re-appropriated the American flag for marriage equality
- I made a visualization of wine flavor components
- I designed The Silver Seas' logo and album art
- Taza Chocolate needed photography and a web site design
- Lost In Translation will take your words way out of context, and Lokobot will inspire your next Web 2.0 company.
- The Remains needed a new web site to match their style
I love to experiment with light and composition, and I want to convey my experience of places and events in my life.
During a cross-country road trip in October 2007, I made a short film with Karl Cronin called Body Telephone that shows Karl's evolving movement response to different spaces we encountered along the way. It's part of his ongoing Dry Earth project.
I often write on my blog about technology, design, and computer usability.
- I wrote two articles examining the arc of complexity in YouTube's home page over three years
- I complained about syncing my data and open source usability and my toothbrush, and I raved about zooming user interfaces and Christo & Jean-Claude
- I sold Donald Norman on a zero-handled mug
- But Microsoft wouldn't hire me