I've been a student of design throughout my life. I've studied design formally a bit, but it pales in comparison to what I've gained from teaching myself and learning from peers and mentors at companies like Omniture (now Adobe), Workfront, and Amazon, where I worked as an interaction designer, visual designer, and researcher. I'm now lucky enough to learn from the brilliant minds that surround me at BambooHR, where I spend my days designing web-based HR software that people actually like (love, really).
To help feed my craving for product and design, I've also helped build (read: design) Tweetwall from the ground up. It's a nifty web app that allows event organizers to build custom Tweetwalls to display at their event or online. The Tweetwall will pull in and display any Tweets, Slack posts, or Instagram posts that match whatever terms or hashtags the organizer decides to watch for. We've been lucky enough to power Tweetwalls for some of the world's smartest companies. It's been (and continues to be) a fun ride.
While all of this design stuff is fun, the most important things in my life are my beautiful wife Lisa and the most darling baby girl in the world, Tessa (just look at her). We share our home with a curious little Shiba Inu mix named Pixel.