Hi there! I teach design at General Assembly in New York and work with illustrators and editors at Midnight Breakfast. Some of my previous work can be seen at Cantilever.

You can also find me at notated.org on Twitter as @nevan.

Teaching

I’ve always wanted to teach. Over the course of the past few years, I’ve been able to take on more teaching engagements, first at Noble Desktop now at General Assembly where I teach full time.

As part of my general tendency to overthink whatever I’m doing, I’ve been reading more blogs about education in recent years, which has been a real pleasure. Reading and practicing have allowed me to start forming some of my own thoughts about teaching.

Writing

Mostly embarrassing, enter at my own peril:

Worry, Searching for Understanding, Living with the Web, How Many Spaces After the Period?, Managing Change, Obscurity, Magical, Making Hay, A Writing Device, Modern Friendship, Thoughts on “Avatar”, A Pause to Take in Surroundings, David Pogue on Cleaning Up the Clutter Online, John Kricfalusi’s Review of Meatballs, The Guts of a New Machine, Kernest, Exclusive! Sarah Palin Interview, Making Complicated Machines, Some Thoughts on Choice and Reason

Midnight Breakfast

I’ve been working closely with Rebecca Rubenstein and Taylor Pavlik for the past year to get a literary magazine off the ground, with the help of Lauren O’Neal, Ashley Perez, and a ton of wonderful writers and artists.

Design & Development

I like to make websites, and have spent most of my career doing so. I learned to make websites as a hobby, and in college I found myself a position making websites for professors. I started out working for an agency in L.A., then moved to New York, where I have worked on projects as a freelancer and for the past several years as a partner at Cantilever.