For the love of the launch

About

The business end of it

I’m a design generalist and a web specifist

I like to make things what work on internet enabled devises of all shapes and sizes.

I am a visual and interface designer — I love turning ideas into elegant experiences for people. I’ve worked with clients ranging from start-ups and not-for-profits to Fortune 500 companies.

As an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Westphal school I taught advanced courses about designing for the web and how to express those designs in code. Currently, I teach the occasional course about usability and user experience design at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

I hold a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and have been designing and developing websites and products since 1998. When I’m not wrangling computers into playing nicely with people, I enjoy practicing the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

If you like that business stuff, you can catch up with me on LinkedIn.


How'd I get here anyway

Born and raised in central NJ, I enjoyed the salad days of late 80s & early 90s East Coast punk rock and skate culture. I was pulled north by the lure of the city so nice they named it twice. With the lyrics of the Beasties bumping in my head, I enrolled at the School of Visual Arts in the fall of ’93 and threw myself into the world of fine art. While not entirely sure what that meant, I knew I wanted to make something. My biggest influences were David Carson's work at Raygun Magazine, Jasper Johns, and Hieronymus Bosch.

After graduating I worked creating hand-painted wall paper from heavy metals and highly toxic paint. Luckily, for my central nervous system, the internet was to help me change my career trajectory. My childhood love of computers rose to the surface right alongside the dot com bubble. I even got to be a part of a very exciting public offering.

I toiled for the next few years in the slums and tenements of what would later be dubbed Silicon Alley. As the bubble burst, I moved on to the city of brotherly love, where I continued working with startups and agencies.

Today, I'm still working with tech startups. I still love solving problems.


Technical Note

This site is built with some newer techniques like flexbox and SVGs. It should support the last 2 versions browser versions and IE 10. If you find any egregious layout issues, please let me know.