• I've worked on the web since it's been possible, typically for start-ups, agencies, and new product groups where everyone wears a lot of hats. Nearly every role has been a hybrid of UX / visual design, content strategy, and marketing. I love clean, artful, scalable information design that makes it easy for people to do what they want to do. (And what you want them to do.) I'm a strong team lead, mentor, and an exceptional verbal and visual communicator.


On the flight to Tokyo, I was rereading a favorite and important book to me, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. At its core is the story of Babel, and how humans lost their universal tongue — forevermore to be separated from each other by all the languages of the world.​ Toward the end of this […]

NEW BOOK: Tokyo: Shibuya Shimokitazawa Harajuku (September 2017)

I’m excited to announce the publication of my first monograph, available on Amazon.com: Hardcover/Expanded Edition (84 pages)  (Look inside) Softcover/Mini Edition (34 pages)   (Look inside)   A note on the book design: Most of the photographs in the book were originally not square. The first layout for the book was large format and displayed […]

Measuring Magic: How We Can Do Better than “I Know It When I See It”

Designing the future of tech using the HAPI emotional model Transcript from my lightning talk at Conflux: Future Possible, the Amazon design conference on September 21, 2017. Maybe like you, I’ve been asked to design “magical” experiences. I’ve worked on early-stage voice shopping, predictive carts, and now physical stores like Amazon Go. Magic IS our business. […]

How to Sabbatical, Pt 1: Jump Off the Train

This article was originally published on Medium. Last summer I did one of the scariest things I’ve ever done: I quit my job to restore my health, live my dreams, and find my way to my next professional life. Spoiler alert: It worked. I figured out how to do it and got the courage and […]

What’s the Story? 5 Ways to Make Better Street Photos

Street photography is an addictive calling — the more you do it, the more you want to do it — you crave more people, more places, more action. And it’s one of the most dynamic and exciting types of photography to share on social media, with an active community around the world. Here are some quick […]

Coney Island

Story of a photo. Monday was my last day in NYC and I’d planned to walk around midtown, first to Times Square to get a specific shot I wanted then just wander from there. It was pouring pouring rain, and when I stopped for lunch a wave of tiredness washed over me — we’d been […]

Oslo Opera House

Photo series (6 images). The Oslo Opera House (Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway.

On Being a Female Street Photographer

“Being a man [street photographer] is way harder. People will think that you are a creep if you take photos of children and women.” — reader comment on my last article on public privacy
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