I help design and create things like startups, websites, apps, songs, and records.
I directed the front-end and user experience at Boox, a sustainability startup with the mission of eliminating single-use packaging.
I helped lead front-end at Stack Overflow by building its design system, and continually refactoring its user interface.
I helped build a bunch of features at GitHub, but most notably code review.
I co-founded, designed, and built iPhone’s best app for songwriting.
I created Reflow, a forward-looking app for designing responsively.
The Worldview in Everyday Media
A small collection of random bits of popular culture that have had a profound effect on my worldview.
CSS in SVG in CSS: Shipping confetti to Stack Overflow’s design system
Stack Overflow celebrates site accomplishments with confetti in multiple places. That means it’s time to formalize it in our design system.
Building dark mode on Stack Overflow
Way too much detail on how I shipped dark mode to Stack Overflow.
Let’s get one thing straight. The Party Parrot is played.
ParkMobile User Experience
Parking using ParkMobile’s app leaves a lot to be desired. I offer some sensible improvements to their app.
Video Conferencing with a Proper Camera
I’ve switched from a built-in webcam to a proper camera and lens. This is how I did it.
Write What You Want
I’ve edited a bit of previously-unreleased score from Almost Famous from a high-quality source for your enjoyment.
Automatic Comping in Logic Pro
Comping audio is a time-consuming process. I’ve mocked up a dream feature for automatic comping based on pitch and rhythym in Apple’s Logic Pro X.
I recently designed a guitar from the ground up, based entirely on my own contradictory tastes. I’ve dubbed it the Cabronita Deluxe.
Diarrhea is the New Fuck
In the spring of 2014, I fell head over heels for a band whose name I’d only laughed about. Until I heard them.
Troy McClure’s IMDb Profile
As a huge Simpsons fan, I did my best to build an accurate IMDb profile for Troy McClure. This combines references from the TV show, comic books, and video games.
America’s Finest News Source
The Onion is an unwavering bastion of emotional truth. With every week, good news or bad, it will deliver 12 headlines that perfectly tap into the emotional pulse of its readership. “America’s Finest News Source.” You’re god damned right.
At Subway’s scale, even tiny optimizations can have profound effects on the environment, the diner’s experience, and the franchise’s bottom line.
The Hot Dog Button
I recently had the privilege of remodeling my kitchen. It ended up being much more superficial than I’d originally hoped since appliance design has been hindered by total-nonsense features.
It’s What You Leave Out
“It’s not what you put into it. It’s what you leave out … Yeah, that’s rock n’ roll.” This thinking can be applied to everything—rock n’ roll, software, even skylines.