I fight for the user.

I’m Starting a UX Design Podcast called User Defenders!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Blog, Design, UX, Web Design | No Comments
I’m Starting a UX Design Podcast called User Defenders!

My favorite UX-inspired line from a movie comes from the legendary and epic film Tron. Tron is a program designed by the engineer Flynn (Flynngineer?). Tron lives inside his software and is utterly loyal to Flynn and the users. His epic and unforgettable line… “I fight for the users!” Ever since I saw the reboot […]

30 Things Great Design Leaders Should Expect From Their Designers

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Blog, Design | No Comments
30 Things Great Design Leaders Should Expect From Their Designers

Here’s a list of things I’ve come to expect and hope to inspire in my designers when I have the privilege of leading a design team. I came up with most of these, but did borrow a few from Seth Godin & Bruce Mau Be passionate. Strive for excellence. Stay hungry. Stay inspired. Stay curious. […]

If You Could Ask a UX Design Hero Anything…What Would It Be?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Blog, Design, UX, Web Design | 3 Comments
If You Could Ask a UX Design Hero Anything…What Would It Be?

  I’m working on something pretty exciting and your answer to this question could help shape how this develops.   I look forward to your answer in the comments below, thanks in advance!

How To Best Respond To Design Feedback (Especially When It Hurts)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Blog, Design, Web Design | No Comments
How To Best Respond To Design Feedback (Especially When It Hurts)

In the movie “Groundhog Day”, Bill Murray’s self-centered character (Phil Connors) lived the same day over and over again until he finally got it right. Eventually, he knew exactly what to expect and how to react accordingly to every conflict on that given day. Design feedback is sort of like that. You know it’s coming, […]

I’m learning how to die

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Blog, Life | No Comments
I’m learning how to die

It all started two weeks ago when I discovered my childhood friend and former bandmate committed suicide. And not your typical run of the mill suicide either. It was suicide by cop and headline news in my old stomping grounds of SoCal. The next hour I discovered my Visa had been compromised and maxed out. […]

RWD (Robotic Web Design)

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Blog, Web Design | 2 Comments
RWD (Robotic Web Design)

Prologue The residence of Dr. William Loren, which is in reality a menagerie for machines. We’re about to discover that sometimes the product of man’s talent and genius can walk amongst us untouched by the normal ravages of time. These are Dr. Loren’s robots, built to functional as well as artistic perfection. But in a […]

Web Worker: Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Blog, Web Design | No Comments
Web Worker: Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling?

Heart pounding like a first kiss from your true love. Thin bead of sweat forming on your brow. Ear-to-ear smile that could only be removed with an unexpected punch in the nose or a ballad crooned by William Hung. Love At First Site Do you remember that defining day your index finger hovered over the […]

A Letter to Noah

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog, Life | One Comment
A Letter to Noah

My beloved son Noah, I’ve never written a letter like this before, and certainly never thought I would ever have to. I miss you so much. You were definitely the most photographed fetus this family has ever seen after we discovered the problem you had in your lung early on. It’s a very rare growth”, […]