Hello and welcome! I am the Head of Design at Arcweb Technologies, a digital product design consultancy located in Old City, Philadelphia. At Arcweb, I lead a team of designers who make software that is easy to use, aligned with business goals, and as delightful as it can be.
Over the course of my career, I’ve led mobile initiatives for companies like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chase, DirecTV, New York Life and The Company Corporation, as well as helping companies like Capital One and Zonoff make better software for their internal users. Prior to joining Arcweb, I spent over a dozen years in advertising, leading multichannel marketing efforts for Barclaycard US, the Delaware Lottery and Sallie Mae and winning several regional Ad Club and Addy awards.
I live just outside of Wilmington, Delaware, with my wife and two sons.
In a hands-on, interactive session for Product Tank Philadelphia, I shared some basic principles of the design studio method, including how product managers can use the design studio method to rapidly generate ideas for their own digital products.
In which I mourn Chris Cornell and the remarkable consistency of his catalog.
I was lucky enough to share the stage with the incredible Natalie Nixon for this interactive session. We shared basic principles of design thinking and then facilitated a mini design challenge left attendees with practical skills to apply to their work.
This is probably my favorite piece for Roar Lions Roar.
I pinch-hit on the RLR podcast to discuss the first half of the Big Ten season and laugh uncontrollably at Notre Dame’s 2-5 start.
Prototyping isn’t a step in the design process; prototyping is the design process.
It takes a village to make a great digital product. Here’s how we do it at Arcweb Technologies. (Adapted from my talk at Tech2Gether 2015.)
A walkthrough of my sketching workflow, for the Arcweb blog.
I spoke at Tech2gether about how Arcweb uses the Design Studio method to democratize our design process. Technical.ly Delaware provided a great write-up of my talk.
My entry in Technical.ly’s “How I Work” interview series.
Our messaging needs to be the clearest and most direct when things go wrong.
When you’re Jony Ive, what’s two millimeters, in the grand scheme of things?
A brief note on an absolutely perfect panel in Saga #25.
For the Arcweb blog, I explain how prototyping helps us build customer value from the day we begin working on a project.
In which I discuss my favorite frites in Old City, flub the “favorite band” question and note that life’s too short for crappy software.
What started of as a cool idea in a boardroom breaks down because of flawed assumptions about the wants and needs of over 500 million (!!) users.
My introduction to the new, responsive essentiacreative.com website, which I led development on.
Describing a site as “ad-free” and funding your site via affiliate links is not a contradiction.
You have to crawl before you can walk, and you have to understand Git on the command line before one of these fancy-pants GUIs will be helpful.
Don’t let the paralysis of planning take over before you even get a working version of your code.
The first Penn State memory I have is the stein. It proudly sat on the bookshelf in the family room. “Class of 1972,” it read. I had no idea what the words meant… but somehow I knew what the stein itself meant.
Five non-obvious, counter-intuitive lessons for hacking a layoff, as presented at Ignite Wilmington.