I am a designer living in Madison, WI with Julie (my wife), Charlotte & Roo (our dogs) and Iris (our cat). Originally from central Pennsylvania, we moved to Lansing, Michigan in 2004, then several years later to Raleigh North Carolina before moving to Wisconsin in late 2012.
My formal education is in Graphic Design. In 2005 I worked at a small marketing agency, BCP, where I quickly transitioned my focus to web design. I worked with small and medium sized businesses and built the agency's reputation for providing quality design work. I helped to formulate the agency's web design process throughout the seven years that I spent with BCP.
Complacent with the agency/client relationship, in early 2012 I wanted a new challenge. I started work with MODX, the makers of a CMS I used frequently while working for BCP. My initial challenge was to help shape the user experience of MODX Cloud. I worked closely with the marketing and development teams to build a service within the typical resource constraints that you would expect with a startup. The service was a success and continues to build user base along with revenue for the company.
While my roots are still in the agency world, I am most interested in working closely with startups. While I may return to the agency world some day, for now I seek the excitement and energy of helping shape something on the ground level.