In a nutshell, collaborating to craft purposeful and delightful user experiences is my forte. I strive to turn validated user needs into simple and understandable interfaces.
Since the start of my design career in 1996, I've been involved with a variety of companies performing many roles from graphic design and pre-press production to UX design and product strategy, and everything between. I've had important design-related roles in the success of projects and products for companies ranging from the global enterprise to the local startup.
My peers believe my intuition, design prowess and effective collaboration make me an indispensable member of any product team. My specialties include UX design, UI design and typography, and interaction design. I also have a healthy understanding of front-end HTML and CSS—at one time named the resident "CSS Guru." The front-end knowledge I possess allows me to design better experiences when given constraints of modern frameworks and technology, as-well-as clear and effective communication with software engineers.
"Design is everywhere," is my credo. While usually pondering over the design of "things," I'm also a loving husband and father, and an avid cyclist who enjoys racing and building up bikes. In fact, I co-founded one of Pittsburgh’s sanctioned USAC (USA Cycling) cycling clubs and sponsored race team. I love spending time outdoors on adventures and consider myself an environmental steward, always considering our impact on our planet and communities.