I design, build, and fix things that people use on web and mobile platforms. I get excited about the intersection of technology and human experience, and bring a strong human-centered focus to my design and development work.

From early in life, my passions have included art, philosophy, and music. I was also influenced by my grandfather, who was an engineer, and love tinkering with tools, machines, and electronics. Naturally, I became very attracted to the internet as a revolutionary technology, as a free and open medium for expression and communication.

A somewhat non-traditional education eventually led me to studying Creative Writing at Columbia University, and Tibetan Buddhism at Naropa University. I traveled briefly down the Comp Sci path, but most of my design and technical skills are self-taught or learned on the job. A mentor at Columbia encouraged my deep interest in human-computer interaction, however, and I became incurably infected by the user experience mindset.

I’m also into running, meditation, mindfulness practices, and learning new things every day. I get inspired by all sorts of creative and brilliant people. I love the beauty and culture of the front range in Colorado, and enjoy being active in our vibrant creative and tech communities.

Please contact me if you have comments or feedback on any part of this web site, or if you would like to speak with me about professional opportunities. Thanks for visiting and for reading.

Core competencies:

  • User Research & Usabiity Testing
  • User Experience & Interaction Design
  • Web & Application Design & Development
  • CMS Strategy, Implementation & Customization
  • Graphic/Visual Design & Branding

Skills:

  • Front-End Development

    HTML5/CSS3, Sass, LESS, jQuery, Jekyll

  • Design & Prototyping

    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, InVision, Marvel, Axure, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq

  • Content Management Systems

    Drupal, WordPress, Expression Engine,

  • Frameworks & Templating

    Bootstrap, Foundation, Skeleton, Haml, Mustache.js, Handlebars.js, Jade.js

  • Version Control & Deployment

    Git/GitHub, Bitbucket, Beanstalk, Vagrant, Capistrano, Puppet

  • System & Database Administration

    Mac OSX, Unix/Linux, MySQL, NoSQL, MongoDB

Professional Development

  • UX Strategy Conference (2014 & 2015)
  • DrupalCamp Colorado (2014 & 2015)
  • Aquent Gymnasium – Responsive Web Design (2013)
  • Codeschool.com – Git, Ruby, Javascript, Backbone (2013)
  • WordCamp Denver (2013)
  • Denver Startup Week (2013)
  • Applied Trust – Drupal 7 Intro & Theming (2013)