I’ve been training for the Half Moon Bay Marathon. Why, you ask? Because I want to be prepared to outrun all of you when the zombie apocalypse happens. Sorry, but it’s true.
Realistically, I enjoy running and chasing down goals. I also think my girlfriend is convinced that I am going to get fat now that collegiate soccer is no longer an option (not going to happen). She’ll be running the half, and she’s going to kill it.
We decided that we’d each fundraise for a cause of our choice. She chose ARF and I chose Alzheimer’s. And of course there was a way that design could contribute –here it is: Half Moon Bay Marathon Fundraising. Feel free to take a look around and if you’re feeling extra generous, kick in a few bucks. It goes without saying, every penny helps.
On the 25th of June, I joined the team at Box as a UI designer. Though the company is racing towards 600+ employees, the creative team is composed of only seven.
There’s a slide, swings, hammocks, scooters, ping-pong tables, stuffed animals — it’s a three-story indoor playground for a bunch of extremely hardworking, almost-grown ups.
It’s fast. It’s creative. It’s better than any situation I could have planned for. I do a variety of work across just about every platform imaginable and interact daily with CEO Aaron Levie, who, on my first day, told me, “Let’s do crazy shit and fuck things up.”
That has since been my mission.
I recently graduated from college and made the move from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco. In doing so, I discovered that my entire life can fit tightly into a Chevy 2500 (thank you Kristin for letting me borrow your truck). Pro-Tip: Memory foam mattresses can fold in half. Which, when moving, is the shit.
I bid a fond farewell to SLO and hit the road for San Francisco’s Pac Heights neighborhood. The move was surprisingly easy, except for the fact that it was done alone. Needless to say, lots of loading and unloading. That brings me to the segment in this post where I’d like to personally thank the handful of people who watched me wrangle a halved, bound mattress out of a pick-up, across a street and into my house. Help would have been nice, but much less comical, I’m sure.
Since my moving endeavor, I have been settling into my new place and just having loads of fun assembling IKEA furniture. I have three housemates and they’re all Googlers; A good friend from college and the world’s nicest, brightest Polish couple. So far, so good. I’m genuinely looking forward to this ‘new chapter’.
Let the games begin.
My app login freebie was featured on Pixel today. Go grab the PSD! Enjoy.
We live in a visual culture. Thus, it pays off to make things look good (thank god, or else I’d be out of a job). Over the past two days I’ve had the great fortune of working with photographer Cody Howell to shoot my portfolio product shots. Yesterday, we were in the studio shooting wine bottles, books, posters, magazines, and business systems. Today, took us to the streets of San Luis Obispo to shoot a few iPhone screens showcasing MeterFeedr’s app UI/UX in action (Sidenote: MeterFeedr remains undeveloped, so any developers, investors, Google?, let’s talk.). I looking forward to getting the retouched shots in my hands so that I’ll be able to format and send my final portfolio to print!
Most of all, please make sure to take a look at Cody’s work. It’s available here: Cody Howell
Great photo from Nike Football’s twitter today. I am not usually one for Instagram photos, however, I assume one won’t hurt to appreciate. Ah, nostalgia.
Amazing concept and execution. The UI/UX is flawless…a minimalist’s dream.