Projects

Teaching

User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI)
I co-teach and develop curriculum for General Assembly’s bootcamp-style UX course, one class at a time. In this setting, my own work is in designing projects, facilitating classes and workshop time, and mentoring students through their work. I’m tempted to say my real pride is in the work that students have accomplished while they’ve been in my classes, but I take much more pride when students achieve their goals in their careers and lives after the course, and when they help bring new things into the world.
Front-End Web Development (FEWD)
I taught several rounds of General Assembly’s part-time course in HTML and CSS, and also developed new materials and curriculum for the course. Read more…

Web Projects

I’ve had the pleasure of bringing to life and evolving several web projects, most for work, some for pleasure. A partial list:

Midnight Breakfast
Midnight Breakfast is one of my proudest accomplishments. In addition to designing the site, I’ve had an active role in art directing the site from day 1, which has afforded me the opportunity to work with incredible illustrators to bring more beauty into the world. It has been an incredible honor.
Midnight Breakfast Screenshot
Each issue of Midnight Breakfast features beautiful new artwork and photography alongside each story, essay, and interview. The rest of the site is designed to get out of the way so that the reader can simply fall in.
Learn CSS
A series of step-by-step tutorials I wrote for folks wanting to get their feet wet with CSS. Styling the Basics, Turning the Tables, and Basic Layout were originally published in 2006. Recently, I’ve been updating these and have some half-hearted plans to expand on what’s there.
Learn CSS Screenshot
In each tutorial, changes to the code are shown alongside the resulting changes to create a visual learning experience.
Droga5
I worked with Ty and Andrew at Cantilever to develop micro-interactions and build out this website for agency Droga5. The site is built with progressive layers to keep the site speedy while being responsive and strongly branded.
Elfie Raymond
In addition to being a good friend and teacher, Elfie took a chance on me early on to work on websites that she had created as part of her work in philosophy at Sarah Lawrence, including The Language Exchange and Signs of Plenty: The Altar of Verdun, which I maintained. In 2008 and 2009 I worked on this redesign for her personal site with the goal of improving its overall readability from the original.
Learn CSS Screenshot
Elfie’s website is designed, first and foremost, as a place to read.