I am a designer living in Seattle, Ballard to be
more specific. I grew up in Ballard. Then I went to college in
Stockton, California, where I spent a majority of my time at the
pool playing water polo. After my undergrad I returned to Seattle
and as long as you don't count the 8 months I lived on a sailboat as
it traveled from Seattle to Baja Mexico this is where I've
In 2004 after three years as the website chair, I became president of the Seattle chapter of the AIGA. That year I also took a full-time position with Microsoft. In the spring of 2017 I joined Expedia Group where I worked as a Lead UX Designer. In January of 2021 I joined the startup Quiviq. Over time I have come to realize that the best part of design is the people.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have: Shared studio space with Terry Marks; Collaborated with Ze Frank; Co-presented with Liz Danzico; Spoke at a conference planned by Roger Black; Taken a class from Art Chantry; Planned design conferences with Jen Lemmer (my wife), Mark Kaufman, and Paul Ingram; Spent time at those conferences with Jakob Trollbäck, Jay Ryan, and Rama Hughes; Traveled with Ashley Bright; Watched countless films with Peter Morada;
Made copious Time for Taco runs with Chachi's Padillo;
And last but definitely not least,
working with talented teammates at Microsoft and Expedia.
These relationships have contributed significantly to the designer I am today.