I’m a husband, dad, front-end dev, designer and nerd. I first encountered the Internet through a Lynx text browser in a BBS. I’ve been fascinated by it ever since. I studied Graphic Design and Digital Media at University of Central Florida and started working as a professional web designer way back in 2003. Believing that everyone should know basic design concepts, I wrote The Principles of Beautiful Webdesign which has sold more than 100k copies over 3 editions.
While I love great design and designing things myself, I’m also a tinkerer. I enjoy making things work and tend to end up in that gray area between design and engineering. From 2010 until 2016, I helped build MailChimp with some of the brightest and most creative folks in the industry. In the Summer of 2016, I moved to Orlando to be closer to family and joined another great SaaS development team at PowerDMS as a User Experience Designer.