I'm a UX designer at Virta Health. I have an insatiable affinity for letterforms of all types, kinds, and sorts.

Previously

I was the Senior Designer & UX Strategist at Chapter Three, where I was responsible for content strategy, UX, and responsive visual design on over 40 websites for tech companies, higher education institutions, and awesome non-profits.

These days

  • I run Game&Type, an online archive of typography and UI/UX design in video games, featuring critical analysis and interviews with game designers and developers.
  • I host Dig This! on BFF.fm, featuring jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, disco, house, and beyond…
  • I’m the design lead at Screener.ly, a startup that offers secure screeners for the TV and movie industry.
  • I draw stuff live on Twitch.
  • I maintain Truck Type, a catalogue of weird/awkward graphic design and typography on the side of vehicles.

Talks

Send me a note or download my resumé

Selected Influences

Design

Adrian Frutiger, Paul Rand, Herb Lubalin, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Charles Bigelow, Hermann Zapf, Gerrit Noordzij, Kenya Hara, Herbert Matter, Wolfgang Weingart, Akira Kobayashi, Erik Spiekermann, Hans Eduard Meier, Shigeo Fukuda, Saul Bass, Philippe Starck, Reid Miles

Art

Paul Cézanne, Chuck Close, Hayao Miyazaki, Osamu Tezuka, Willem de Kooning, John Maeda, Mœbius, Mark Rothko, Yoji Shinkawa

Music

Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, Medeski Martin & Wood, St. Germain, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Weather Report, Stan Getz, Grover Washington Jr., Roy Ayers, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Robert Glasper, Charles Mingus, The RH Factor, Soulive, D'Angelo, Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & The Family Stone, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Rick James, The Meters, The Isley Brothers, Erykah Badu, Fela Kuti, J Dilla, The Pharcyde, The Roots, De La Soul, Common, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, KRS-One, Eric B. & Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Nas, Outkast, Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, People Under The Stairs, DJ Shadow, Grandmaster Flash, Jazzanova, Daft Punk, Underworld, Cut Chemist, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Crazy P, Propellerheads, Chemical Brothers, Squarepusher, The Dust Brothers, David Holmes, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Steely Dan, Cornelius, The Beatles, Beck, Blur, Gary Wilson, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd

Film

Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Jean-Luc Godard, Hayao Miyazaki, Takeshi Kitano, David Lynch, Yasujirō Ozu

Books

Haruki Murakami, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Margaret Atwood, Peter Watts, John Updike, Franz Kafka

Games

Super Mario 64, Myst, Tetris, Rez, Doom, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Demon's Souls, Picross, Super Mario World, Jet Grind Radio, Spelunky, Blast Corps, Pilotwings 64, Planet Puzzle League, Katamari Damacy, Bomberman 64, Donkey Kong Country, Fallout 3, Deus Ex, LSD: Dream Emulator, Bust-A-Move, Peggle, Cosmic Osmo, Shenmue, Metal Gear Solid, Ico, Killer7, Downwell, Rocket League, Escape Goat 2

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