I design and develop things to help people interact with things. In other words, I spend time trying to understand how people interact with technology (computers, websites, applications, and other things) and I try to design better ways for them to do so.
I am a great communicator with a talent for aligning design, development, and business goals. I shine in the connection between developers and designers and love being a bridge in that gap. And I'm t-shaped. If you your team needs an empathic generalist who can do UX and UI design, prototype and development but also understand the big picture, I'm good to have around. I'm very curious.
My specialties include product visioning, ideation techniques, contextual inquiry, interaction design, interface design, usability testing and research. I use Sketch, HTML5, CSS3 (LESS & Sass), JS, Sublime Text, Git/GitHub, Agile/Pivotal, Shell/Terminal, WordPress,
Creative Suite, and countless web and client apps. I have a blend of desktop and mobile, device-agnostic ux/ui design, prototyping, and coding skills.
I'm an all around nice guy too! Daddy-o, main squeeze, gypsy jazz pompeur, off-piste skier, sailor, skater, kook surfer, and mini-golf master. I'm originally from New York and came to the Bay area by way of Vermont. Before Planet Labs and Leap Motion I was founding and failing companies and running a web design consultancy (for about 10 years) for amazing clients in the restaurant, bar and wine industries. I have two degrees but seldom speak of them. One taught me to think big and small, the other to be a skeptic (think harder.)