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Selected Works

20xx — present



Sutro Tower, San Francisco

Photography

Way back in 1997, my brother and I purchased the Mavica MVC-FD5, Sony's first digital camera. 💾

While I have since upgraded — I now shoot with a Sony A7R IV, Leica Q2, and a modded, infrared Fujifilm X-E3 — my obsession with making images remains precisely the same.

My photos have been featured by AppleNBCPetaPixel, Fstoppers, designboom, FubizCult of Mac, and CNN, among others.

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Adobe Lightroom Profiles

Adobe Lightroom Profiles

I had the honor to create a series of profiles for Adobe Lightroom. My ‘Artistic’ group is now was, for a time, available in Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC iOS, and Lightroom CC Android/ChromeOS.

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Speaking at the OFFF Tel Aviv conference, 2017

5 Tips for Nailing the Narrative at Your Next Speaking Gig

Nothing makes me want to master a new skill like falling on my face when I first attempt it. Halfway through my new hire presentation — a get-to-know-the-new-kid-over-beers tradition at IDEO Chicago — I cut my talk short and shamefully closed my laptop.

Far from the client presentations I had previously known, here, the emotional stakes were much higher. This was my personal story, and I was learning the hard way — in front of an audience of my new peers, no less — that I was clueless as to how I might frame a compelling narrative.

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The Shapes of San Francisco

‘The Shapes of San Francisco’

From April 1 — July 9, 2017, I set out to explore the Shapes of San Francisco through a series of 100 daily photos.

While never explicitly intended to be dark in nature, the series was featured via Apple's #ShotOniPhone campaign on October 31, 2017. 🎃

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IDEO's Beach Ball Synth

IDEO's Beach Ball Synth for Moogfest

I helped envision IDEO's giant ‘Play—Sound’ installation for the annual Moogfest music, art and technology festival in Durham, NC, in 2016. I also filmed, directed, and edited a short film that follows our creation from assembly to appreciation.

Huge hat tip to my inspiring teammates, Aaron Soloway, Diem Ho, Andrea Oh, and Peter Hyer, whose vision brought the interactive installation to life.

Read the story of our creation


IDEO

Reimagining IDEO.COM

As IDEO continues to evolve, we set out to redesign our flagship web property by first asking ourselves, how should IDEO.com reflect our business today and support our evolution in the coming years? The four design principles that guided our work were that we lead with questions, celebrate our people, pare down the number of case studies we feature for greater focus and clarity, and make it easy for visitors to find what they are looking for, no matter their device.

I was a member of the core strategy, design, and build team for the project.

Check out the new IDEO.Com


Lima, Peru

Paletas De Color Peruana

Through an ongoing relationship between IDEO and Intercorp / La Victoria Lab, I had the pleasure to live and work in Lima, Peru, for the spring and summer of 2016. What struck me most about the country were the vibrant color palettes it presents at every turn; these are those I couldn't help but bring home with me.

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Superhydrophobic solution on the San Francisco Embarcadero

‘Lotus Affect All the Things

When I transferred to IDEO San Francisco from our Chicago studio, among the items I brought with me were a trio of spray bottles of superhydrophobic solution.

Ever working in service of promoting IDEO's maker culture — and ever looking to test the limits of our forgiveness in lieu of permission mantra — an idea came to mind regarding how I might best put them to use.

I crafted a 12' x 4' stencil, rounded up a handful of colleagues and took to San Francisco's Embarcadero with my spray bottles to craft a message visible only when it rains.

The below-linked video details our effort, drone footage and all. (Note: all of the water used for the final shot was obtained from the San Francisco Bay)

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An underground Moscow Metro station

Moscow Metro, October, 2015

These are the Metro stations I captured during my visit to Moscow, where I had the honor to speak at the 2015 OFFF Russia Festival; dedicated with infinite thanks and gratitude to my gracious hosts, German Kuhtenkov, Anastasia Hlushko and Roksana Borovik.

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A stack of cars in a junkyard

Restoring Meaning to the term, UX.

These are my thoughts about the importance that we, as an industry, be be deliberate in how we talk about the work that we do.

Specifically, in designing user experiences, we should adhere to processes that ensure we’ve arrived at an empathy for our user via an understanding of their experience; one that best equips us to design the most appropriate solution for the real world challenges our users face.

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A NATO and G8 protest in Chicago in 2012

NATO Summit Protest, Chicago, USA

On May 20 and 21, 2012, Chicago played host to the NATO summit, the first ever held in the United States outside of Washington, D.C. Tensions ran high as not all Chicagoans welcomed the presence of many controversial heads of state, both foreign and domestic.

These photos were captured on Sunday, May 20th, during an anti-NATO demonstration on Chicago’s South Side.

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Archive

You've made it this far, and I appreciate you. That said, it doesn't have to end here. Feel free to check out all of the fun, the old, & the goofy I have to offer in my archive .