When I'm not working I enjoy going on hikes and exploring the world with my wife Olya and my dog Skyler. Recently I've gotten into woodworking as a hobby mostly by repurposing existing pieces of furniture into new and unique ones. I've also gotten into cooking and especially enjoy french food and wine. Eventually, I'd like to move back to the east coast and finally learn to ski.
Xero - Frontend Engineer
December 2014 - Present | San Francisco, CA
Xero - Product Designer
November 2013 - November 2014 | San Francisco, CA
Before making the transition to engineering I spent a year in design. As a product designer I worked very closely with the product owners on our team who are the most well versed in both accounting and our target audience. Together, with other members of our product team we put together experiences that make accounting for small business as painless as possible.
Avant, LLC. - Senior UI/UX Designer
November 2011 - November 2013 | San Francisco, CA
In the agency environment I was able to utilize a variety of my skills including visual design, user experience, and front end development. As a small team we often worked on completely different projects for a number of unique clients from one week to the next.
Lauchlan - Senior Designer
March 2010 - October 2011 | Exeter, NH
I wore a lot of hats as part of Lauchlan. As the first designer hired I worked very closely with the founders to establish web, print, event, and video solutions for leading OEM technology companies.
ebay enterprise (formerly e-Dialog) - Campaign Developer
August 2009 - February 2010 | Burlington, MA
As a campaign developer, my job included working closely with project managers to build, deliver, and debug data-driven email campaigns.
Metaliq (defunct) - Designer
January 2008 - October 2008 | Burlington, MA
As my first real professional gig as a designer I was fortunate to work with a company with close business relationships with Adobe and Microsoft. For these companies we worked as a think tank creating projects like Adobe Kuler and a web application for Microsoft Zune. I also had the pleasure of contributing to the rebrand of the then popular Flash Forward conference.
University of Maine | Orono, ME | Graduated May 2005
Business Administration/Marketing, Minor in Geological Sciences
Academy of Art University | San Francisco, CA
Computer Arts/New Media MFA Program (142 credit hours)
...if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. The best way to get in touch with me is via email.