About

tl;dr
Designer of things, husband, weirdo. Enthusiast of scary movies, loud music, taste(less/ful) art, lists. Designing Super. Past life: Designing Threadless. I live in San Francisco with my wife and our two cats, Murder and BlueGeorgeMichael.

Long read
I studied architecture throughout high school and for a few semesters in college, before switching to studying graphic design.

I was learning more on my own than I was at school, so I left to pursue supporting myself with freelance work. After a year, I got my first role at a small agency which was acquired by a large agency a year later. I left a year after that.

In late 2001, I started a one-man design company out of my apartment. Soon after, I moved into a small office shared with some friends who, besides being freelance programmers, had a small online tee-shirt project on the side called Threadless.

I never left that office, and subsequently spent nearly seven years at skinnyCorp focused on overall creative direction and product development/strategy for Threadless. We built Threadless from a side-project into a brand with a still-thriving community of millions of tee shirt and design enthusiasts known world-wide.

Threadless created opportunities to speak all over the world, have a Harvard Business School case study about our business model, and even put us on the cover of INC Magazine.

I've since worked at Digg as Director of Design & User Experience (2009-2010), SimpleGeo (acquired by Urban Airship) as VP of Product (2010-2011), Betable as Head of Design/founding team (2011-2014), Blurb as Sr. Director of Product, Author Development (2014-2015), and design at Super as of March 2015.