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I love creating beautiful interfaces. A clunky UI can completely ruin a brilliant idea or device. I understand how to use animation to guide users though an interface and delight them along the way.

I’ve had many highlights throughout my career, here are just a few:

  • Led by Johnny Ive and Alan Dye, I worked with the Human Interface team to drive Apple’s design identity and core interfaces

 

  • My work can be seen on all of Apple’s devices. If you are one of the millions who use an Apple device, you’ve seen my work

 

  • Worked extensively on the new Lyft app and helped define their motion language. The new app won the 2018 Google Material Design Award.

 

  • 2009 Apple Internship, Steve Jobs presented my Origami Photo Slideshow on stage as a favorite feature of the new iPad

 

  • Graduated from the competitive Digital Design program at the University of Cincinnati – consistently ranked in the top design schools in the world

I’ve had the privilege to work with a number of companies to create digital interfaces and animations:

apple
oculus logo
airbnb logo
lyft logo
xero logo
xapo logo
valins & co
deva
lbi
apple
xero logo
xapo logo
valins & co
deva
lbi
new zealand

Still want to know a little more?

 

Well, outside of work I’m a lover of the outdoors, hiking, and camping. In 2012 I spent nine months traveling around the world and spent five months in New Zealand. There I built out a camper van with my now wife and cruised around the entire country.

new zealand

Additional Projects

the kinetic ui logo

The Kinetic UI

 

Theres not many resources for motion designers working in the UI world. The Kinetic UI a home for writings, tutorials, inspiration, and more for all things motion design.

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map republic

Map Republic

 

Love to travel? I designed a beautiful 24” x 36” world map to pin your favorite destinations. Head on over to the Map Republic to check it out!

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