I design and develop interactive applications for web and mobile platforms.
I think foremost that knowledge of code enables effective design. While this point should not by any means preclude innovation, understanding the capabilities of a platform is essential to creating things meant to function on that platform. Moreover, writing code gives me immense demiurgic excitement as I am able to give form to my ideas, real functioning mechanisms emerging almost magically from a formerly blank document. In all truthfullness, I have a hard time understanding tech designers who do not code. Which is not to say I fail to appreciate or respect their work, just that I am glad to not be them. To me that would feel a bit like sketching the preliminary shapes onto a canvas, but being incapable of applying the subsequent paint. Obviously, the sketch beneath the paint can be hugely important, yet still no one has ever referred to themselves as a "sketcher."
Above all I am an artist.
The web is my medium. But to dispel pretension with pretention, I tend to accept Nietzche's sentiment that, "The world is a work of art that gives birth to itself." So I concede that everything is art in a sort of Zen buddhist way. For instance, when I failed to express sufficient exhaltation at being shown a friend's (bad) painting, she chided sweetly, "Where is your art?" To this I replied, "Bitch, you're looking at it," indicating myself with a flourishing gesture. By now you should start to be getting a working notion about just what type of person I am.
Throughout my memory I have existed as a creative. However, I became fascinated with technology after a friend introduced me to the audio production software, ableton live. Through the use of this program I came to first realize the great capacity of computers for effecting complex, nuanced and emotive artworks. I have since come to understand writing computer code as the most direct tool to accomplish these ends.
I'll be upfront, I detest php. That said I will admit that it has a place, however, that place is thankfully only rarely in my stack. I took a few courses on the topic of php web development during college. Since then I have used it in a handfull of client sites usually in the context of developing something like a custom wordpress theme.
I have dabbled in development with both Ruby on Rails and Ruby Sinatra. While I found it to be an enjoyable language, all experience I have has been confined to the context of personal projects. I'm sure that someday I'll find an appropriate application for it, though.
I've been writing html probably 6 or 7 years now, so long that that I barely even notice its there. While html5 is pretty great and has some fantastic components there are so many far more advanced alternatives usually (sure the html5 audio element is powerful, but then the web audio api goes and lets you program audio from raw wave forms if you want). html in my thinking is a sort of invisible frame or glue holding together the web application.
I tend to be a very visually oriented person so of course I kind of love css. In fact, css was the first aspect of a webpage I was able to really manipulate and now with new properties like flexbox and animation the future for css is bright. Click my I like ice cream" button to see a cool css animation example.
Designed and developed custom website for Enemy to Fashion's consulting services.
Designed and developed custom shopify theme for clothing brand, Enemy to Fashion.
A Hacker News reader for hackers! The retro interface is redolent of the popular image of a 90's hacker. The app was built using react native. View on the iTunes App Store.
A postcard for the Chernobyl disaster site. Made by editing images in photoshop then printing onto vellum and overlaying the results.
Opening credits for a hypothetical film. All acting/dancing, direction, cinematography, etc. by me.
A redesign of the Library for All catalog display. The goal was to create an app to serve as a playful, engaging gateway to reading for young children who have not had access to books. The app utilizes angular.js databinding and filtering. View complete documentation and explanation on github.
Create and schedule a wide array of sounds using this browser based drum machine built with the Web Audio API. Go ahead and click play!
At 6s and 7s. Typographic quote interpretation about the longest engagement - 67 years.
"Hollywood Ending," a font inspired by found typography. Applications in branding; fashion, music, etc.
A psychadelic animation made using the software, cinema 4d.
A flash animation about a hungry, unknown monster lurking in the closet.