Now / what I'm up to
I’m home in Santa Cruz, in mini-retirement. Kids started school. Leaves started falling. But I don’t idle well. I need something new.
Me / at-a-glance
So far I’ve been an artist, hacker, animator, basketball coach, salesman, account guy, product guy & designer.
That last role stuck.
I was first employee & partner at ZURB (8 years). Some know us for Foundation. Me? I remember our 10x marketing boost & the 200+ products we shipped.
I led design & product at Zazzle (2⅓ years), which taught me manufacturing, marketplaces & tools. We rebranded, relaunched & grew, thanks in part to design's focus.
Recently I led product design at Krypton (1⅝ years), learned how non-programmers think about programming, and made a complex, yet-to-be-released product more approachable.
I like it when customer, employee & business happiness form tight, mutual loops.
I’m impatient, but I don’t show it.
Ideas / ones that got recorded, at least
Interviews, Talks & Publications
- Google Tech Talk where I fast-talked
- About.com interview consulting lessons
- Web 2.0 Talk on a design process
- Mashable article about setting pace
- 24-hour Design-a-thon a documentary
Design & Management
- Six Principles of Logo Design Fundamental patterns to follow
- The Antidote to Know-It-All Management
- What Learning Looks Like Just outside your comfort zone
- Steve Martin One fan's lessons
- The 10 Most Important Words in Design & Business
- Three Kinds of Lies With Data Inspired by Mark Twain
- Charles Darwin: Prototypical Designer
Data Science & Basketball
- Battles of the Barnes How the Warriors could've been in first place
- Clutch Is Overrated How the end of the game isn't so special
- Putting Back the "Kobe Assist" An analyst's work falls into a trap
- Are the Warriors Right? Is their new GM smarter than yours?
Plus my amateur attempt at journalism, covering the 2012 Western Economics Association conference in San Francisco:
All cards on the table, face up, all the time.Steven Strogatz
One of something may be beautiful, but can you stand to see 100 in a row?Charles Eames
If you are going to break something, including a tradition, the more you understand it, the better job you can do.Bill Buxton