About

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About

I grew up on a farm in eastern Pennsylvania, where I spent most of childhood reading, writing, running around in the woods, drawing, tracking down new music to listen to, and playing video games. After high school, I moved to New York City to study Communication Design at Parsons School of Design.

After college I worked at the multidisciplinary design studio Flat, then freelanced and worked independently for several years. In 2006, I joined Space 1026, an artist-run gallery and collective in Philadelphia, where I screen-printed a bunch of stuff and helped to build a large-scale Ewok Village at the ICA Philadelphia. I've always been particularly interested in working with information and narrative, and I came back to New York to do editorial design at Jane and then The New York Times magazine. I went on to collaborate with many other editorial brands, including Dwell, Good, Print, ReadyMade, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal. From 2007–2010, I co-founded and managed Rumors, a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary design studio focused on interactive and brand systems for cultural and media clients, with Andy Pressman and Renda Morton.

In 2010, I moved to California and have been cruising along the coast exploring the unknown ever since. I've  worked with amazing and inspiring designers, engineers, and product folks at places like Quora, Apple, Airbnb, Vox Media, and IDEO. In my down time, you can find me making pottery and crafts, checking out artist books and estate sales, hiking with my dog Izzy, and planning minor ethnographic quests. 

 
 

Profiles & Exhibitions

Highlights

Writing

Speaking

  • "Concept", California College of the Arts, 2015

  • "Fan Letter", Cooper Union, 2010

  • "Rumors", CalArts, 2009

  • "Rumors", CCA, 2009

Teaching, Workshops, and Guest Critiques

  • Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University, BFA Graphic Design Program, 2014

  • CCA

  • Otis College of the Arts, 2009

  • Parsons School of Design

  • School of Visual Arts

  • NYU ITP