I was born in a yellow house 27 years ago.
I'm a cross-disciplinary designer and director with a background in fine arts, technology, service design, and brand strategy. My facility with the application of design thinking to business problems has brought me projects with Louis Vuitton, MTV, Memorial Sloane Kettering, Facebook, and Microsoft. Once upon a time I was a travel/adventure photographer shooting for tourism boards and resorts; a short time later, I joined the crowdsourced invention company, Quirky, as their first design and research intern. In 2010, with a best friend I started Playtime Collective, as a means of collaborating with other independent young designers on large projects. Playtime’s work was featured in Forbes Magazine and attracted the notice of editors at Fast Company who engaged me to be the design expert in their Creative BrainTrust and a contributing writer. In 2013 and 2014 I led the conceptual design and contracted build-out on two interior design/architectural projects for NYC-based creative firms. From 2014-2015 I co-founded Sightful a design and research consultancy. As the design director and CEO I worked closely on retainer with Facebook -- When I'm not building something future-oriented for a progressive brand or helping other young designers, I experiment with brain–computer interfaces (BCI), painting, glass blowing, and other fine arts. A current series of mine is titled "Sealed Contents:" where I combine a blow torch and millions of dollars and explore the space between superficiality and image creation. I'm an alum of Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons The New School for Design, and Eugene Lang the New School for Liberal Arts.