I am a designer who loves to make things, build teams, and support others in doing so.
You will find me often making photographs, having conversations with creatives and technologists on Full Stack Whatever, and work on side projects like Shoebox, and a Darkroom Presets directory. When I am not behind a computer, I enjoy the California sun, various other creative pursuits, and advise others on their careers, teams, and businesses.
Currently, I lead design teams at Brex that focus on our spend management products, and focus on growing our design teams intentionally and sustainably.
It would hopefully come to no surprise to anyone that I love a good photography preset.
Today, I'm delighted to share a set of presets for Darkroom that I use the most. I call them: Loomono Profil.
Read more…Oct 2022
Sometimes when you’re designing, you get the license to take the time to explore many different directions and get a great result. Sometimes, you have barely any time to get the work done.
You rarely get fortunate to encounter a situation in which it sits front of you after a few minutes. The React logo was one of those lucky cases.
Read more…Apr 2022
Leading a team, whatever the size, is a difficult task. Too often, managers resort to simply telling their team what to do instead of teaching them how to define it for themselves. They focus on directives instead of giving the team goals and empowering the team to figure out the best way to achieve them.
To effectively lead a team of highly motivated and skilled employees, these employees need to know they're operating in a realm of trust and empowerment. A very effective way to do this is to lead with questions.
Read more…Jan 2022
Hi! Hey! Wow. Fancy finding you here at the bottom of the page. Can't believe you made it this far! Whew. This site is being designed and iterated on in public. If you see something that looks off, please reach out and let me know!
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