I design websites, interfaces, and anything else I get interested in.
I design for the web at a small studio in San Diego. My amazing wife Erika makes crafty jewelry, insanely tasty pies, and very charming children. I spend my free time reading books old enough to be your great-grandfather, redesigning things that don't need to be redesigned, drinking whisky, and playing outside.
Over the years, my design work has drawn press coverage from: ESPN · Sports Illustrated · US News & World Report · Der Spiegel · Fox News · AOL Sports · The Wall Street Journal · MSNBC · BoingBoing · Wired · Make · Design Observer · Kottke · Coudal · NotCot · StuffMag · DesignBoom · and lots more.
Brand New Box | San Diego | Designer & Owner | 2007-Present
I joined Nathan Clark in 2007 at Brand New Box, and we’ve grown it into a full-service web design & development studio that serves small and medium-sized businesses. A few significant projects include:
- 2 Casual Startups that we own, both successful and profitable from launch:
Noble Canary, mobile apps for safety professionals
City Gates, a specialized CMS for church websites
UC San Diego
2009: Led a team to redesign the Faculty & Staff portal and intranet, which helps 20,000 employees get good work done more efficiently.
2010: Designed global standards for campus websites.
2011: Redesigned TritonLink, the portal 20,000 students use to access courses, grades, and administrative tasks.
KPSM Corporate Identity & Collateral
2009-2011 - Designed a new identity for an innovative sleep clinic in Seattle, and branded collateral that ranges from lab coats to window graphics to invoices.
2010-2011 - A new app helps realtors and photographers create beautiful virtual tours. The owner loves the new product so much he's pivoting his existing 1MM business around it. (The users prefer it, too.)
Cosmobrandlab | Hong Kong | Designer | 2006-2007
At Cosmo I designed high-end goods for global brands outside their internal competencies, like leather goods for watchmakers and luggage for car companies. Clients included Apple, Audi, BMW, Mini, Omega, Toshiba, Toyota, and Volvo.
Cardinal Brands | Lawrence, KS | Designer | 2004-2006
I designed office products and craft storage. As the only designer, I worked on every part of the process: from product conceptualization, prototyping, user testing, to working with manufacturers overseas. Our team sold products in large retailers like Walmart, Staples, Costco, Office Max, Office Depot, and Michaels.
University of Kansas. BFA in Industrial Design, 2003.