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.
September 16, 2023Repairing a Pismo PowerBook G3
September 10, 2023Vintage Computer Festival Midwest
June 05, 2023Genealogy 101
February 14, 2023Tightening an Apple Watch Braided Loop
April 08, 2022Apple Extended Keyboard II
January 12, 2022Reviving an Apple IIe
October 29, 2021Madison WI to Yorkville IL Bike Tour
July 01, 2021Linear LWB vs SWB
January 22, 2021Why Recumbents?
August 25, 2020LEGO ISS
August 26, 2019Terminal Tips
August 20, 2019console.log('is my hero')
August 15, 2019ngrok
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.