I like long bike rides, good music, great books, and bacon. I was born and raised in Vermont; where maple syrup still comes from trees, and hand crafted isn't a luxury, it's our way of life.
In my six year freelance career I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with minimalist design, and meticulous markup. I have a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and I recently moved to Brooklyn, NY. You can follow me on Twitter, shadow me on FourSquare, rock out with me on Rdio, network with me on LinkedIn, stalk me on Facebook, draft me on Dribbble, and you can even Email me.
My Recent Dribbble Inspirations
I don't use a ruler, I count pixels; I obsess so my users and clients don't have to. I cherish the details, and I make everything by hand.
Growing up the son of a master carpenter in Vermont had a profound effect on who I am, and how I view craftsmanship. My father builds and renovates houses, and I grew up living and breathing that process. Exotic wood, large televisions, and lavish accoutrements don’t make an exceptional house. Building to stand strong in a flood, shelter against the hard Vermont winter, and to be cherished by generations takes a practiced hand and an attention to detail that is second to none. In the words of Dan Cederholm
When something is well-crafted, it reflects that a human was behind its design.
What I've Been Reading
This website was hand coded and designed with meticulous care using Coda, Photoshop, and xScope. It is powered by custom blogging software developed in PHP by yours truly, and source controlled with Git. Hosting is with Site5; fonts are served up by TypeKit; titles are set in Museo Sans; and the body is set in Calluna.
All of this was inspired by my role models, and is, in part, a remix of their work. Trent Walton’s ability to trim the fat, while remaining outstandingly original inspired my minimalist aesthetic, two column layout, and sweeping header graphics. Dave Rupert’s development prowess inspired me to take on the impossible, and develop a custom MVA framework + blogging platform that serves faster than Wordpress while offering an uncompromising editing and styling experience. Megan Fisher’s seemingly endless supply of high-quality, good-natured, and down-to-earth designs inspired me to start this whole venture. Dan Cederholm’s unmatched aesthetic sense, and downright bullet-proof layout design has challenged me to embody his standards. I am standing on the shoulders of giants.
I encourage you to remix my work, attribute often, and exercise your originality. Much like the rest of the Internet, this website is always evolving. Stop by again soon.