I'm a programmer, interaction designer, new media artist, sound designer and musician living in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the last ten years I've been responsible for delivering code, interaction design, product management, digital strategy and creative concepts. Although I wear many hats I've consistently made the time to deep dive into projects and take ownership of them, whether it was designing a sitemap and wireframes for a consumer-facing marketing site at C-K, or building internal-facing API's and tools that consume them at Groupon.
Beyond working with code and new media at my day jobs, I'm also passionate about making cool stuff in my free time. I spent a week in Finland at the CC4AV Workshop in 2014, culminating in a live VJ performance at mbar in Helsinki. That same year, I attended the School for Poetic Computation in NYC, diving more deeply into code and physical computing.
I also enjoy speaking and writing. I've spoken at Chicago Art and Code Club (on "Writing a Modulator Library for Processing" and "Modeling the Natural World in C++ with Cinder"), and I'm a co-author of an article on "How to Build a Connected Real-World Experience" coming out in the Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing in November. I also spoke about connected social experiences at Social Media Week.
I'm currently on sabbatical and exploring the possibility of graduate school in 2017.
My portfolio includes examples of experience design, prototyping, programming, and sound design. Where appropriate the code is publically available on GitHub.
Commissioned as a guest sound artist and audio programmer for an interactive sculpture awarded the DePaul University Design Impact Grant.See More
An Internet of Things-inspired prototype that went on to be featured in Social Media Week and the Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing.See More
I used Twine to make a simple text-based space game, and used my skills as a coder to make it more dynamic.See More
Contributed to experience design and digital creative direction while employed at Cramer-Krasselt.See More
While at C-K we prototyped several interactive-yet-not-digital print ideas for our client Brightline.See More
Led interaction design and information architecture on this project for Cramer-Krasselt's Milwaukee office.See More
I released my debut EP of deep, textural dub-techno as OVC – with German label Telrae.See More
This performance was the product of a week-long workshop in Helsinki to build a custom video synthesizer in OpenFrameworks.See More
Created a standalone Arduino video synthesizer as a proof-of-concept at the School for Poetic Computation.See More
From 2008 to 2013, I experimented regularly with coding visuals in Processing and OpenFrameworks when performing as a VJ.See More
Prototyped, refined, and ultimately led a development team to build a real-time sales app for Groupon.See More
Helped create an internal design and front-end development toolkit for Groupon similar to Bootstrap or Foundation.See More
I enjoy presenting to both technical and non-technical audiences. Here I've featured some presentations that were open to the public, but I also regularly spoke and sold work to current and potential clients while at Cramer-Krasselt.
Talk given at Social Media Week, November 2015
UX Strategist Max Morein and I used our experiences selling and speaking about socially-informed physical objects (aka "the social internet of things") at Cramer-Krasselt to inspire marketers to create their own products and experiences.Read on Slideshare
Talk given at the Chicago Art and Code Club, January 2013Read on Slideshare
Talk given at The Chicago Art and Code Club, August 2011Read on Slideshare