I am a Creative Director, UI/UX Designer, Front-End Developer, Animator, Photographer, Author, Coach, and Cyberdyne Systems T-800 Model 101 living in Southern California, USA. For 10 years I was the Creative Director at 2Advanced Studios. For the last 10 years, I have been a design and development asset for agencies around the world. I have also worked directly with clients like Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, and SpaceX.
I have designed, developed, or animated 40+ FWA (Favorite Website Awards) Award-winning sites, 3 Awwwards, and 3 Adobe Cutting Edge Awards. My work has been featured in over 60 magazines including Advanced Photoshop, Web Designer, .Net, and Computer Arts Projects. I have also served as a judge for the Adobe® Design Achievement Awards for students and the prestigious FWA Site of the Year. In 2014 I was honored by .Net Magazine as one of the top 50 Designers in the world. In 2017 I published the book LAUNCH IT: 300+ things I’ve learned as a Designer, Developer and Creative Director. In 2019 I was a part of the NASA/SpaceX team that won an Emmy Award for Best Interactive Broadcast. In 2021 I published the book The Designer's Journey. I have most recently worked with SpaceX as a Principal UI/UX Designer, where I helped to design and develop the Crew Dragon vehicle interfaces used by NASA astronauts to fly into space. Those interfaces have now flown 42 humans to space!
When not reclined in front of the computer designing and developing interactive projects, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters, helping my Mom on the family ranch in Silverado, Ca., CrossFit, traveling, coaching football, statistics, archiving projects, and engaging in the relentless pursuit of photography.
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