A Work in Progress
I work in the Web Design & Development field. This site is in part a workshop for testing new ideas and learning new skills. That’s one of the most exciting things about being a developer, still to this day: there’s always something more to know.
My current interests are drifting towards things mobile, database-driven, content-focused, and probably a whole slew of other shudder-inducing buzzwords. To whittle it right down to the nub: my primary interest lies in trying to create experiences that are perfect for their moment and purpose.
I'm keen on semantic markup, concerned with user-experience and accessibility. I enjoy various scripting languages, but I'm not quite a Picasso of PHP. Actually, thinking about that for a moment, if Picasso's code was anything like some of his actual works, I can't imagine what debugging would look like.
Until recently, I was employed full-time as the Webmaster for Wild Planet Entertainment, a San Francisco-based toy-maker.
Prior to that, I was an associate developer with POP Interactive, also in SF. Made a few really good friends there and managed to learn a lot as well.
I've also worked for SHN, the largest independent producer of musical theater outside of New York, where I was a web marketing coordinator/graphic designer.
Inexplicably, you might also have seen me as the Transportation Manager for the Burning Man Event for two consecutive years.
I've done a lot of not-so-computer-related things: I've also been a sound engineer (or sound guy, audio dude, drumstick target), studio install tech, glass caster, barrista, QC technician, mill-worker, blacksmith's apprentice, pizza-maker, A/V monkey, bouncer and actor... among other things.
My general philosophy is simple: Do good work.
I strive to address problems before they arise
I enjoy finding new ways of using familiar tools, and learning how to use new tools and methods. I love learning in general. I really love breaking down a challenge, be it design or programming, and finding an elegant solution.
See some of my work in the Portfolio section.