I’ve been a long-time practitioner of web design and development, having first gotten involved with the industry in 1994. Over the years I’ve led projects ranging from Ivy League and High Tech to the NFL and America’s Cup from both creative and technical roles. My focus on digital strategy has been a natural outgrowth of that synthesis of technology and design.
After years of having my love affair with type stymied by the likes of font tags, SIFR, and Cufon, the advent of @font-face and the launch of Typekit gave new life and avenues of exploration. Since 2010 I’ve been researching and writing on typography for the web and digital platforms: I’m author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Typecast Blog, Fonts.com, and more. I’m also a frequent podcast guest, having appeared on The Web Ahead, Boagworld, Non-Breaking Space, Front End Nerdery, Design Huddle, and others. An experienced speaker and workshop leader, I have presented at dozens of national and international conferences on the subjects of web typography, responsive design, and design strategy & process.
An avid road cyclist and reformed full-time competitor, I still grapple with the eternal question “if it’s not on Strava, did it really happen?”
The real story: mainly I just follow Tristan and Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.
Hire me to
Improve your type & typography
Type is the fundamental building block of design and user experience. I can help strengthen brand voice, improve user experience, and dramatically increase performance. Let’s tame your type
Tackle digital strategy challenges
I’ve been leading strategy engagements for large and small organizations for nearly two decades, and can help you answer the critical ‘why’—and make sure that leads to the right ‘what’ and ‘how.’ Let’s knock out your strategy and UX challenges
Help your team work smarter
Years spent building and leading digital teams at agencies have resulted in workflows and processes that have benefitted in-house and agency teams alike. Better client relationships and more fluid, nimble collaborations between project management, content, design and development await! Let’s be nimble, not just agile
Speak at your office or event
Having spoken at over 50 national and international events—from small hands-on workshops to keynote presentations—I’m always excited to share what I’ve learned, and attendees will walk away with equal parts inspiration and actionable learnings. Let’s get learning together