Hi,

I am Director of User Experience at Goldstar Events, where I manage the UX team and try to help make things a little bit better every day. My skill set spans strategy, design & development. I'm a recovering journalist & editor, interested in 3D printing, and heavily invested in becoming a great Dad.


For the past 4 years, I've been helping grow Goldstar, a live events ticketing website where I am the lead UI/UX designer. I split my time between UX and UI projects, and do a lot of prototyping and implementation in our sprawling Rails app. I have moved the site to a responsive design, made countless mobile optimizations and performance enhancements, implemented a custom icon font generator, boosted conversions in our signup and checkout processes, and designed a new gifting feature from the ground up.


Skills

  • UX Leadership
  • Project Mgmt
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • HTML/CSS/SASS
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP/Codeigniter
  • Sinatra
  • Phonegap

Other Work

Code

Fontrobot A ruby gem for dynamically building an icon font from a folder of SVGs. We use this @ Goldstar. This project was forked from Fontcustom, to which I also contributed enhancements. I created this fork (and released it on Rubygems) to ensure I could update the gem easily.

Published Writing

The Bottom Feeders They had a kick-ass product, cash in the bank, and eager customers. In the scrappy world of Silicon Valley start-ups, they were about to be eaten alive. (Wired, 10/1996)

Ground Truth Never get lost again, as geographic information systems usher in the era of intelligent transportation technology—smart cars. (Wired, 12/1995)

Other Fun Stuff

Building Furniture Every so often I get the urge to build something from atoms.