and I am a writer, designer and developer. I believe our evolutionarily crafted brains absorb the novel and catalog patterns, so my primary goal in life is to enjoy it by seeking out novelty. To that end, I also want to be sure that I leave behind some artifacts of novelty for others to find and enjoy. This site is my attempt to gather all those efforts into one place.
This is an SPA marketing microsite that interfaces with the DiscoverOrg's private API using Apollo, a JS library that manages local and remote GraphQL requests.
My new Jquery plugin allows you to add pan and zoom navigation to your images just by adding image map code to your HTML. But don't bother with a description, the proof of its coolness is in visiting the github site and taking it for a test run!
You can see most of my artwork on my tumblr account and a good deal of my professional design in the gallery here on my site. I've drawn since I was a kid and worked on building web pages since their was a web. I'm not kidding, I was introduced to the web in 1997, thanks to my Dad, and was thoroughly unimpressed. Then I found out I could produce my own web pages while in college, and everything changed
What started as a project to illustrate one ism a day, has birthed a potential card game. There's still a lot of work to get done to make the game made, but keep up with the action at the Isms Tumblr.
Now and then I get the opportunity to design a company's look as well as its web site, all from the ground up. Z Gear was an exemplary case of this.
The Litmos course system is an online LMS (Learning Management System) and these designs were for course badges, game badges (awards) and various other icons and templates.
Co-designed with Amy Sheppard for the band Particle Seven (alas, no more). Original photography from the Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, NY.
I write both fiction and non-fiction. Most of my fiction is available at Troped, which is an ongoing writing project following four generations four families of characters through several decades. I have an B.A. in economics and an M.S. in cognitive science, and my non-fiction blog, Banapana, is primarily concerned with the effects of media on our cognitive abilities and also our economy.
Two recent flash fiction pieces of mine have appeared on Wireisalive. They are "And God Came to China" and "Pace." Some of my more recent nonfiction pieces include two essays on design regarding using Photoshop for mockups in web design, and why it is important to remember that design can be subjective and designers should not depend on their intuitions for insight into new creative endeavors. I also recently wrote an article on how people are using Kickstarter to fund new educational opportunities.
"To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop" is, so far, my most popular essay on Medium.com (25,000+ reads!). In it I argue that in lieu of adding extra stages to projects by offering clients static designs, it's faster leaves room for more iterations if designers and developers work with sketches and wireframes and build immediately.
Honestly, my short stories and writing abilities have moved pretty far beyond this nugget, but it was one of my first and still holds a dear place in my heart. It's sad. I'll tell you that up front. Then again, it's free, so there's some solace in that for you. Read it online or grab the PDF.
I'm not sure what I could write here that would prepare you for the utter profane stupidity that would follow in this novel, but I wrote it anyway. Travis Fleeting (the main character) is a young good-for-not-much musician facing the awful prospect of growing up. He lives in Athen, GA and this is his story; a story about a musician in search of music, friends, love, and maybe—just maybe—purpose. It's on iTunes if you want it.