I design cool brands and apps
Inspired by fruit

Fruit is perfect. It's sweet, colorful, zesty, exotic, and delightful. It's a template for timeless design and I love it.

Welcome!

I'm currently a senior designer at Microsoft making their website better, but I started at buzzing agencies, learning from people much more talented than myself. Over the years I've worked with a lot of companies (freelanced for many), won a few awards, and earned some recommendations.

Process

My process starts with understanding, research, and inspiration before pushing pixels. Concepts and designs are vetted and optimized before release.

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Philosophy & values

I think everyone wants the same thing - relationship with humanity, peace with the metaphysical, and experience with the universe. I try to grasp these things with my values: authenticity, creativity, & hospitality.

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Skillset

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Websites

I did my first professional website design for a client at 17. Since then I've designed dozens of sites and now develop them too.

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UX Design

My forte is full process product design, from strategy and information architecture to design systems, UI design, and prototyping.

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Branding

I did a few casual logos in my early career, but I became passionate about holistic brand design after some larger projects and my personal rebrand.

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Graphics

Most of the projects in my first job were for infographics. That wasn't glamorous, but lately I've been inspired to pursue creative graphic design.

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Explore work for publicly traded companies & local folks.

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betrue

A video agency gets a brand (and website) overhaul

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CBRE Broker App

Practically an operating system for real estate brokers

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Partner Central

Giving listing partners the CRM they asked for

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Epiq

Modernizing enterprise software for attorneys internationally

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A Place for Mom

Making the largest senior living service user friendly

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CBRE Hub

The biggest real estate company in the world gets modern

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MarketingManager

Co-founding a platform to measure ROI

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Awards and recognition

Featured Designer
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Product Team Spotlight
CBRE
Nominee
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Featured Website Design
CSS Designs Awards
Guru of the Day
Web Guru Awards

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Personal projects

There's more here than just pixels.

I'm never satisfied and always thinking, so even when I'm not working for money there's something being created.

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Misdiagnosed. A break from impostor syndrome

Concern has been building lately as I continually hear people diagnosing self-doubt as Impostor Syndrome. In this essay I'll reflect on how negative feelings of being clueless, inadequate, and dissatisfied fueled positive direction.

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August 20, 2019
Essay

A Eulogy for Social Interaction

Sometimes I hold my phone for so long that my pinky finger starts to hurt. I've messaged him, texted her, and replied to them, yet I'm still tapping for something to do. But that hunger for likes and quick satisfaction is getting old. Wait, not old - exhausting. I wish this were less shallow. The perpetual connection to humankind ought to be meaningful.

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August 11, 2019
Essay

The UX Designer's (Complete Yet Concise) Guide to Accessibility

When I first started designing accessible experiences I struggled to find clearly listed standards to follow (or should I say, easily accessible standards 😉). So now that I've become versed and more experienced in accessibility, I'd like this article to be a clear reference - i.e. what I wish I could've found when I was learning.

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January 15, 2019
UX Lesson

More things I do

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Reading

The list is mostly to help me remember what I've read, but you might find an interesting title yourself.

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Comedy

I do standup at open mics and act in an impov theater group, the Crackpots.

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Music

I learned to love and play music from my parents, both professional muscians.

Coming

I'm opening shop

Buy prints, cards, and design resources, or browse free downloads. It's not ready to go yet, but check back in so you can be one of the first 100 people to get my custom deck of playing cards.

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