I have 11 years of experience in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
and Web usability. I am a member of BayCHI
I am intimately familiar with a witch's brew of overlapping disciplines, including:
as well as some of the trendy
sub-disciplines such as search engine optimization (SEO).
- user-centered design
- interaction design
- usability engineering
- information architecture
- user interface design
I am the Founder of Animist.
My first product, a note-keeping service named Animist Notes,
was released in January 2008.
I single-handedly developed and still maintain (as CEO)
a website for sharing travel photos (more than 6,000,000 photos and counting).
I am also a Meisner-trained
actor, a productivity geek, and I have this radical notion that
businesses should exist
to make peoples' lives better, rather than making the most money
possible by any means necessary.
Getting Things Done
Steve Jobs, Zen Buddhism,
Paradox of Choice
Paradox of Success
Made to Stick
The Monk and the Riddle
The Pragmatic Programmer
Designing the Obvious
A Web-based note-keeping service, the first of several Animist
Worldisround: I single-handedly implemented
and maintain this travel photo-sharing business.
The code, the system administration, customer support, database administration, scaling to handle millions of photos, marketing strategy,
More than 6,000,000 photos and 100,000 registered users.
Operating costs of only $1300/month for the equivalent of a $1,000,000/month dot-com.
Noel: An open source HTML-style
text compiler. Noel was originally designed to reduce the complexity
and redundancy of Web design, but it has also become an invaluable
tool for any text management work include content management systems,
code generation, configuration files and central configuration systems.
- BayCHI: Bay Area special interest group on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
- SuperHappyDevHouse: a monthly hackathon
- BarCamp: unconferences; ad-hoc gatherings for sharing and learning in an open environment
- IxDA: Interaction Design Association,
improving the human condition through better interaction design
- Various Meetups
Call me and we'll discuss how we can improve your website
and grow your business:
or e-mail me at
San Francisco, CA