Hi there! I am a designer, developer, and manager passionate about solving emotionally-driven problems.

I lead Design at Hex, working on collaboration and analysis tools for data teams.

At home, I'm a husband, father, and enjoy helping people deal with grief and better their relationships.


  • 2014 - 2020Product Design Group Lead, Palantir
  • 2011 - 2013Sr. Product Designer, FLUD
  • 2010 - 2012Designer, Invisible Children
  • 2009 - 2011Creative Technologist, Digitaria
  • 2006 - 2010Business & Marketing, San Diego State University
A collaborative data workspace that makes it easy to go from idea to analysis to sharing.
Apr 2020 - present
Providing those grieving with a cathartic outlet to deal with loss.
Feb 2016 - present
Reminding couples to always make each other feel special.
Aug 2018 - present
Hiring your first designer
In early 2020 I decided to join a startup as the first designer. I was looking to be an IC for a year or so, eventually transitioning into a…
Method-Acting Design
Like many in my generation, I started my design career by designing for fun, for myself and my friends. Not until I joined an enterprise…
My sourdough loaf recipe
Maintaining the starter The following assumes you already have a starter. If you don’t, here’s a great guide . I try to feed the starter…
My experience with birth
We have a new addition to our family. But before I flood the internet with cute pics of chubby cheeks, I need to take a minute to celebrate…
Why I made Unspoken
In May of 2016, I was out to dinner with my then-girlfriend/now-wife, Victoria, in Palo Alto. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary, maybe…