Emerald Isle

The life and death of a Pan Am 707
Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

The last of Pan Am’s 707 airliners to fly, N880PA — christened Jet Clipper Emerald Isle — is memorialized in this short photo-essay created from known photographs of this historic airframe. This personal project traces the life, death, and resurrection of a relic that spawned America’s jet age — and landed into my living room.

  • What — Illustration & print design
  • When — 2014
  • For whom — Self-initiated

Rdio for iOS

Flagship music app for iPhone and iPad
Rdio for iOS

Rdio for iOS

Rdio is a music service based on social discovery, launched in 2010. I designed the first generation of Rdio’s flagship mobile apps, beginning with the iOS platform. Each app used native design patterns to the extent practical, to shorten the development cycle and leverage user familiarity.

  • What — Interface design
  • When — 2010–2013
  • For whom — Rdio

Rdio for Windows Phone

Music app for Microsoft’s mobile OS
Rdio for Windows Phone

Rdio for Windows Phone

Following the release of Rdio for iOS, I designed the Rdio app for Microsoft’s modern mobile platform. Windows Phone’s unique panorama and pivot design patterns enable Rdio users to effortlessly scan horizontally and dive vertically into their music discovery experience.

  • What — Interface design
  • When — 2010–2013
  • For whom — Rdio

The Wx @ Home

UI for a personal weather station
The Wx @ Home

The Wx @ Home

What’s the weather? It depends on where you ask: Having microclimates means having to interpolate data from multiple locations. But my folks wanted local weather — hyper local. This web app visualizes data collected from their backyard weather station, so they always know precisely what their weather is.

  • What — Interface design & front-end development
  • When — 2013
  • For whom — Self-initiated

Everywhere

Design for an online travel community
Everywhere

Everywhere

I established the visual style and designed the primary section layouts for Everywhere, a travel community website for photo and story contributions. Stories rated highly by the community were selected for publication in the nationally-circulated Everywhere Magazine.

  • What — Interface design
  • When — 2007–2008
  • For whom — 8020 Publishing

8020 Publishing

Identity for a grass-roots media company
8020 Publishing

8020 Publishing

The glyph for this media company identity is composed of overlapping circles that form a pattern evoking the organic, grass-roots spirit of 8020’s print magazines — JPG and Everywhere — and that reveal an abstract representation of the numerals that comprise the company name.

  • What — Identity & print design
  • When — 2007
  • For whom — 8020 Publishing

BitTorrent

Identity for the wave of the future
BitTorrent

BitTorrent

The artist Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa inspired BitTorrent’s original visual motif, but growing popularity and a push for legitimacy brought the need for a mark less derivative. Though simplified, the new wordmark retains the the visual symbol of BitTorrent’s philosophy, the crashing wave.

  • What — Wordmark design
  • When — 2006
  • For whom — BitTorrent

My type

Photos of found typography in Japan
My type

My type

This photo showcase compiled while living abroad features abstract expressions of type and iconography spotted in the course of my daily wanderings in Tokyo and other excursions across Japan. Adobe Flash is required for viewing.

  • What — Photography
  • When — 2004–2005
  • For whom — Self-initiated

Power = Beauty

Overhead power lines of Tokyo, Japan
Power = Beauty

Power = Beauty

Power lines in Tokyo are as striking as they are ubiquitous. Easily cursed as a tangled concession to rapid post-war development, I found their geometry appealing; their ordered chaos comforting. This series of desktop wallpapers features power lines found around the Tokyo neighborhood where I lived.

  • What — Photography & graphic design
  • When — 2005
  • For whom — Self-initiated

Jetalone

Personal brand for a global nomad
Jetalone

Jetalone

Jetalone was a personal brand created for projects developed during my travels in Japan. Though the name was adopted from a character in a well-known Japanese anime series, it was chosen for its evocation both of the spirit of adventure and aura of isolation borne of a trans-world relocation.

  • What — Print design
  • When — 2004
  • For whom — Self-initiated

Theorem

Identity for a Web 2.0 consultancy
Theorem

Theorem

Theorem was a small design consultancy born from the dot-com crash of the early 2000s. The wordmark is meant to recall the confident identities of mid-century computing and aerospace pioneers, evoking technology that promised a decidedly utopian future.

  • What — Wordmark design
  • When — 2001
  • For whom — Theorem

LD50

An exhibition of Lego® Death
LD50

LD50

LD50 — Lego Death was a humorously macabre agency side-project exhibiting recreations of workplace disasters, horror movie tropes, and medieval torture devices, crafted entirely from Lego® bricks. Masterminded by fellow designers at Deepend, the collection was displayed prominently in the studio vestibule.

  • What — Wordmark design
  • When — 2000
  • For whom — Deepend San Francisco

Computing Culture

Poster for a new media symposium
Computing Culture

Computing Culture

Promoting a symposium and lecture series hosted by the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at UCSD, this poster is a riff on the theatrical one-sheet for the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, using a retrofuture aesthetic to playfully convey new media’s expansion to ever farther frontiers.

  • What — Illustration & print design
  • When — 1998
  • For whom — UCSD/CRCA