about

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. Since 2010, I’ve been helping build MailChimp with some of the brightest and most creative folks in the industry. Now, I’m moving to Orlando and looking for my next big project.

You might also find me tweeting about user experience, instagramming way too many pictures of my kids, running (quite infrequently), sipping a new craft beer, or working on er, selling our fixer-upper in Atlanta.

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