Welcome. I'm a visual and interaction designer based in Northern California. I studied traditional graphic design and illustration at Kent State University in the early 90’s. Since 2002 I’ve used visual design techniques to help scientists solve communication problems. My work generally falls into one of three categories: Explaining complex ideas, making experimental applications easier to use or imagining future uses for developing technologies.
Prior to 2002 I was part of a team that designed and coded the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first website. We also developed multimedia sales and recruiting tools for the Cleveland Indians and Ernst & Young LLP. Later I worked with Jack Morton Worldwide to develop print, video and interactive assets for companies like PeopleSoft and JP Morgan. In 2002 I spent a year developing multimedia assets that detailed the IKONOS earth observing satellite. I've continued to work with scientists and engineers, using art to explain their science.
I've co-authored several peer reviewed papers. I'm a co-inventor of several patented and patent pending multimedia and user interface technologies.
If you're here because we met running on a trail somewhere, check out the ultrarunning section of my site.