I love solving problems & building things. I specialize in front-end development, working in multiple frameworks and languages, most recently diving deep into React + Typescript. I am a Principal Designer at 8th Light. When not in front of my laptop I enjoy photography, working on vintage Apple computers, genealogy, and riding my recumbent bike.
2023New SSD for the Pismo PowerBook 10/07
2022Apple Extended Keyboard II 04/08
2021Madison WI to Yorkville IL Bike Tour 10/29
2020LEGO ISS 08/25
2019Terminal Tips 08/26
I've been lucky enough to work on a diverse palette of projects - from independent record companies and tiny startups, to major insurance companies, law firms, globally recognized art museums, and Fortune 100s.
I pride myself on being able to step into legacy codebases without previous exposure and almost immediately start delivering work. Having both freelanced and consulted for over a decade I have seen, touched, written in, and worked on more systems than I can count. I am comfortable working from small marketing sites to full-on enterprise level applications. It's not often you find a designer who uses VIM on a daily basis.
Additionally I have experience in UX Design, UI Design, branding, illustration, and even conference organization and hosting. I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, and Figma.
When I'm not working I enjoy photography, astronomy, hiking, riding my recumbent bike, playing my Gretsch, and spending time with my family.