A UX engineer with 10+ years of experience specializing in dynamic data visualizations, geospatial data, interactive media, and front-end tooling that helps users make sense of complex systems. Leadership experience as co-founder and head of technology at a bootstrapped software design studio and as engineering manager at a rapidly growing startup. A product-oriented engineer focused on using tools, languages, and technology that deliver the most value to users.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006 - 2010
BS in Architecture and Visual Arts
University of California San Diego
2010 - 2013
MFA in Visual Arts
November 2016 - January 2018
💾🌵 Disk Cactus
November 2014 - October 2016
Co-founder and Head of Technology
World Wide West
December 2015 - Present
Created new media arts festival in SF Bay Area, organized logistics and activities for 100+ artists from across the country, returning for its fourth year in summer 2018.
August 2012 - September 2013
UC San Diego
August 2010 - June 2013
Taught fundamentals of computing and the arts to over 200 undergraduates, developed curriculum for courses on interactive graphics programming in Processing, physical computing with Arduino, and history of new media art.
N55 Art Collective
July 2008 - September 2011
Led technical development of a 1-ton walking hexapod robotic house, performed structural calculations, designed and built power electronics/motion control system to move 18 linear actuators in synchronous motion, maintained system for daily performances during 100-day public exhibition in Essen, Germany.
MIT Media Lab
October 2006 - December 2009
Developed mobile apps and robotic platforms for various research projects in Lifelong Kindergarten, Opera of the Future, and Computing Culture groups.
HTML5 and atomic CSS
Python, Flask, SQLite
C++, openFrameworks, libCinder, GLSL, Three.js
Git / GitHub
Hardware & Design
Arduino, motion control electronics, DMX
Rhino3D, RhinoCAM, SketchUp, CNC machining
Fabrication in wood, metal, plastics
Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign
References available upon request.