Hello, world

Just another boring, tattooed designer.

August 08, 2020 · Link

We're making progress at Keap

I started working at Keap (then branded Infusionsoft) in 2018, and we were in the midst of a massive effort to make products that were easier to use. People didn’t pull punches when letting us know that Infusionsoft was hard to use. They even had colorful nicknames!

July 18, 2020 · Post


I’ve been working on this list of names for a little while, because I felt the need to add my voice to the outcry against police violence and systemic racism. The thing is? I have a hard time just looking up who was targeted by police for being black, adding their name, and finding another.

April 06, 2020 · Link

Overly descriptive color palettes

Gloriously simple, with excessively descriptive color names. I love it. Site is by Adam Fuhrer, and he’s pulling the data from the @colorschemez account.

October 19, 2019 · Post

Design job posts need to reprioritize

Even though I’m happily employed at Keap, I still enjoy reading the job postings from sources such as We Work Remotely or Angellist. With all of the various newsletters that end up in my inbox, however, there’s relatively few postings I ever actually read.

June 22, 2019 · Post

But, is it free?

The culture of software creators only wanting free software has caused me to rant at more than one place of employment. I can’t tell you how many times I run into app creators that, when being told about an app, immediately ask me “Is it free?” They literally won’t get an app if it costs money.

June 06, 2019 · Link

Animated knots by Grog

This site is a fantastic resource. Every once in a while, I need to know how to tie a better knot than the 2 types I know. I liked how the site is set up, so I purchased their app to support them — less than a cup of coffee.

June 04, 2019 · Post

Getting travel time to actually work in Calendar

As a distributed worker, I’ve had the hardest time getting travel time to work on my Mac and my iPhone in Calendar forever. I often find myself in this scenario:

April 22, 2018 · Post

My Presentation from PHXDW 2017

I meant to post this like, 6 months ago but life happened . Lots of work. An in-lab sleep study. Hospital visits. A trip to Disneyland with my wife and my kids. Well, that part was fun!

March 25, 2018 · Post

Thinking About Disfluency

When something becomes hard to think about people transfer the discomfort of the thought to the object of their thinking.

Derek Thompson, Hit Makers
August 12, 2017 · Post


I’m really struggling for words right now. The only words that really count are that Black Lives Matter.

August 04, 2017 · Audio

Album: The Big Payback Vol. 3 by J.B. & the Soul Mates

July 27, 2017 · Post

Keyboard shortcut to show hidden files in macOS!

Oh man. Why did I ever mess around running terminal commands to show and hide hidden files? Just open the Finder, and hit Shift + Command + Period to show and hide hidden files. Seriously excited about this.

July 19, 2017 · Link

Joel Califa

My newest designer man-crush is on Joel Califa. What a fantastic site. Don’t forget to push the button. The glorious, glassy button.

May 21, 2017 · Post

Codebase update

For a long time, my site was built using Bootstrap (1 or 2, can’t remember) and Jekyll/Github Pages. Well, I finally got around to overhauling my codebase to lean things up – and switched to Foundation!

February 05, 2017 · Post

Brand colors don’t need to be your UI palette

A lot of people think that the interface for their product needs to use the same colors as their brand. In reality, the color palette used for a brand (logo, etc) has different goals from a UI, and being forced to use the same palette can be limiting and have unintended consequences.