I studied architecture in high school and for a few semesters in college before starting to study graphic design. I got a job soon after and didn't return to school.
In 2000, I started a one-person design studio out of my apartment. A few years later, 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 ended up spending the better part of a decade with that team, focused on creative and design direction as well as product development and strategy for Threadless. Together we built Threadless from a side-project into a global brand. 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. It was a lot of fun.
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 Jelly as of March 2015.
I live in San Francisco with my wife and our two cats, Murder and BlueGeorgeMichael.