Hi hi. I write and make media installations and am a design manager at Pivotal Labs in SF.

Smart engineering and thoughtful design can help make technology invisible. I'm excited about communication platforms so I joined Twilio, Gengo, and Rockmelt and used to design paper newspapers. I rely on generative research and ethnography for a great UX. My UIs look best when I pair program with devs on the real thing.




Talks & Events

Design & Research



Side Projects

I did some good product design work with AAA, Macy's, a geolocation analytics service, and Twilio.

I can share it with you privately. Let me know.


Startup The Party

Startup The Party Conference: SF x Tokyo

With two counterparts in Tokyo, I helped found an activity-based conference for people into underground art, techno, startups.

Our 7-day conference brought creatives from two likely cities together to prototype, do ethnographic research, see Tokyo behind a new lense, and go to the Labyrinth Music Festival.


Voxlineas

Dataviz: The Heartbeat of Twilio

This data visualization installation uses Twilio's API to show what calls are being made on Twilio right now. The lenght of the line is the length of the call. I worked on this project to learn more about javascript and processing with Kyle Conroy for Twiliocon 2012.


omgenie

OmGenie SMS Meditation App

OmGenie is a simple sms app inspired by a 2-person meditation exercise where one person asks for what they want and the other says " you can have it" and affirms the desire. Text (415) 683 7914 and try it out.

This meditation app might help you:

  • Inspire explicit and sub-concious productive action
  • Exhaust you from material and ego-driven desires
  • Be happy


Berlintechno

Berlintechno: a book of photos and prose

This beautiful city of Berlin is donned the title 'electronic music capital of the world' by many. And though its music is often described as minimal and mathematical it is also designed fully with emotion.

In that same spirit I designed this book with quotes from local DJs and photos from partygoers to celebrate the beautiful city and its music.


Music Book Club

Music Book Club is a monthly gathering I coordinate. It's a small group listening club for electronic dance music enthusaists who want an intellectual experience outside of clubs.

Three pairs of friends have a week to prepare a track, drink and meal item to share that fits the monthly theme.