What I Do
A Short Bio
is a Designer and Front-End Developer
October 20, 2017
Designing a Better Email Preference Center
Lessons and insights from redesigning Stack Overflow’s email preferences.
October 02, 2017
Design Matters '17
Notes from Design Matters conference in Copenhagen
August 02, 2017
Anyone Can Open Source!
Lessons learned from creating and maintaining a modestly successful open source project.
June 08, 2017
Thoughts on design leadership and career paths in tech.
February 10, 2017
Why don't email clients use modern rendering engines?
Email clients use rendering engines appropriate for displaying emails. This is not always in step with displaying web pages.
November 19, 2016
Go Digital 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland
I attended Go Digital 2016 and visited Reykjavik, Iceland for the first time.
September 29, 2016
How I Keep My RSI at Bay
my experience with repetitive strain injury and how I manage it while working as a web designer and developer.
August 02, 2016
On Joining Stack Overflow as a Designer
What it was like joining the Stack Overflow design team and adapting to the culture.
March 04, 2016
Design in a Sea of Engineering
How I get by as the sole designer working in an engineering led company.
January 20, 2016
An Open Letter to Designers of Unsolicited Redesigns and Unbuildable Apps
Keep doing what you’re doing.
December 13, 2015
The Best Design Things I Read in 2015
A small collection of articles that stuck out in my mind this year.
November 15, 2015
Cerberus Hybrid Email Templates
I released a third version of Cerberus, including a hybrid template.
August 31, 2015
The Email Design Conference 2015
Notes on my experience attending Litmus's Email Design Conference 2015
July 08, 2015
36 for 36
Thirty six things for thirty six years.
April 28, 2015
Why You Should Care About Email Design
An open letter to designers and developers who’d rather not work on email.
March 09, 2015
Designing for Medical
How my team works and my experience in designing for medical.
August 20, 2014
The Email Design Conference 2014
Notes on my experience attending Litmus's Email Design Conference in Boston
May 13, 2014
Notes from My JerseyScript Talk on Responsive Email
Notes on my talk about responsive email workflow and front-end tools, from jerseyscript on May 13th 2014.
January 15, 2014
The Hardest Part of Being Creative is Getting Used To It
If you have the creative urge, it isn’t going to go away. But sometimes it takes a while before you accept the fact.
December 03, 2013
Cerberus: Simple Patterns for Responsive Email
I made a few simple, but solid patterns for responsive HTML emails.
November 10, 2013
Feedback, Fidelity, and Edge Cases
Giving feedback at the appropriate stage of design.
August 06, 2013
Think Different: Designed with Windows
I'm a designer who spends most of my time on Windows.
July 08, 2013
34 for 34
Thirty four things I’ve learned in thirty four years.
March 14, 2013
Hiring and the Black Box
When hiring web designers and developers, there are diamonds in the rough out there.
March 09, 2013
My Performance Review
I got my performance review. While the feedback was positive overall, no review is complete without citing areas to improve.
December 28, 2012
Design as a Resource
When design is not considered at the start of a project.
November 02, 2012
I work for free or at my full rate
When I take on freelance projects, I work for free or at my full rate.
May 16, 2012
An Open Letter to Technical Recruiters
As someone who builds websites, I get lots of emails from technical recruiters. Some are well thought out and on point. But others are horribly misguided.
May 16, 2012
Musings of an In House Designer
The first blog post in the new site... just testing the waters.