Hello.

I'm a digital product and graphics designer. I love device responsive web standards, functional user interfaces and branding — especially if there's a new product or service involved.

That's pretty specific, though. Deep down I really love designing all sorts of things. I geek out on physically interactive spaces and objects, data art, computational aesthetics, as well as bio-design.

I studied visual communication and art history at The George Washington University and I'm a graduate of New York University's innovative design and technology master's program, ITP.

I live, work and ride bikes in sunny Brooklyn, NY.

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Academic Experience

2010.09 — 2012.05

Master of Professional Studies
Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP) Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

2000.09 — 2004.05

BA Visual Communications with minor in Art History
The George Washington University
Graduated Cum Laude
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Spring 2003 semester at Sydney University, AU

Professional Experience

2012.08 — present

UX Designer, Microsoft, New York, NY

I'm only just getting started.

2012.01 — 2012.05

Interaction Designer, SumAll, New York, NY

Worked with a small team of designers and developers to release the front-end of an analytics web application. Integrating an impressive array of data sources into a smart and charming experience, the application allows ecommerce business owners to save time and make better decisions.

2011.06 — 2011.09

UX Designer, Microsoft Bing, Bellevue, WA

Worked with design, editorial, dev and program management teams to scope, design and develop prototypes for a soon-to-be-released Bing.com feature during a summer internship. The internship culminated in two presentations of the feature prototypes to senior leadership at Microsoft as well as the Bing design team.

2007.02 — 2010.08

Graphic & Interaction Designer, Empax, Inc., New York, NY

Created a range of environmental, print and interactive materials to promote nonprofit clients and their causes. responsible for designing and presenting brand strategies, identities, print collateral, environmental signage, animation, user experience and interface, content management system setup and third party plug-in and data integration, search engine optimization, user analytics and testing.

2006.12 — 2011.08

Freelance Graphic & Interaction Design Consultant, New York, NY

Worked as a sole proprietor with various clients from retail, music, film, nonprofit, real estate and technology industries to create and improve existing brand and user experiences across many platforms and media, although mostly print and web.

2004.04 — 2006.01

Graphic Designer, The George Washington University Communication & Creative Services, Washington, DC

Worked with project management and external production vendors to deliver a range of print and interactive material related to university publications and communications initiatives. responsibilities included design and implementation of print collateral, posters, animation, environmental signage, web publication and press checks.

Other Experience

2011.11 — 2012.02

Vibrant Technology Researcher, Intel Research, NYC
Grant recipient working with NYU faculty, Intel researchers and student collaborators to design and develop a prototype for a location-based interactive organism that explores what happens when technologies are re-envisioned as peers instead of tools.

2006.01 — 2006.12

English Teacher, NOVA Japan, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
Taught and mentored students of all ages and abilities in small to medium-sized classes to improve proficiency in english linguistics and conversation.

Selected Press & Publications

2012.05

Project: #BKME
Creative Applications (Web)
“BKME.ORG – A Web Platform for Reclaiming Bike Lanes”
by Greg J. Smith

2012.03

Project: #BKME
Laughing Squid (Web)
“BKME, Web Platform For Recording Bicycle Lane Violations”
by Edw Lynch

2011.07

Project: Budget Climb
Freakonomics (Web)
“What Would it Be Like to Climb 26 Years of Federal Spending?”

2011.04

Project: Budget Climb
Flowingdata (Web)
“Physically climb over budget data with Kinect”
by Nathan Yau

2011.02

Project: Gedenk Logo
Logo Lounge 6 (Book)
by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, Rockport Publishers

2010.12

Project: Pousse Cafe
Gizmodo (Web)
“A Bartender That Pours The Perfect Shot, Every Shot” by Matt Buchanan

2009.11

Project: The 2007 Gotham Awards Logo
Basic Logos (Book)
by Index Book

2008.10

The Alliance for Climate Protection Website
Print Magazine
“Dialogue: Martin Kace”
by Steven Heller

Selected Exhibitions

2011.12

ITP Winter Show 2011, NYC

2011.05

ITP Spring Show 2011, NYC

2011.04

Data Viz Challenge Party, hosted by Eyebeam and Google, NYC

2010.12

ITP Winter show 2010, NYC

Bing Windows 8 App - Video Search

Bing Windows 8 App – Video Search

April 30, 2013

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Character Sketch 01

February 3, 2013

Anything at all.

Anything at all.

November 7, 2012

Horn Pond

Mt. Bigelow

July 24, 2012

Tumbledown

Tumbledown

July 23, 2012

Oppie

Oppie on style

July 13, 2012

SumAll

SumAll: Damselfish Release Demo

June 19, 2012

What Just Happened?

Master of Professional Studies

May 23, 2012

Squares

ITP Thesis

April 22, 2012

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Squares UX Demo

March 25, 2012

Squares Brand 01

Squares Branding

March 23, 2012

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Vibrant Technology Research Group Presentation

March 5, 2012

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Sister vs. Parents 2

March 5, 2012

BOOM! Here we are. Through the Portal and into The Secret Spot!

The Secret Spot

February 21, 2012

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Squares Wireframes 01

February 15, 2012

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Notes on Squares Feedback

February 6, 2012

Squares!

Squares Thesis Proposal

February 2, 2012

Squares

Introducing Squares

January 29, 2012

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Sister vs. Parent

January 29, 2012

The FlashJob Economy

Future of the Infrastructure: The FlashJob Economy

January 2, 2012

ITP Winter Show 2011

ITP Winter Show 2011 – Group Photo

December 29, 2011

quipment

Quipment

December 17, 2011

Ambigularious Heuristic Search

Ambigularious Heuristic Search

November 28, 2011

twittascope

Discovering Cyclical Patterns of Terms on Twitter

October 31, 2011

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#BKME

October 29, 2011

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Smoking, Drinking and Peeing in NYC: Oct. 1 – Oct. 14, 2011

October 24, 2011

Micrasterias Truncata

Driving Force: The Open Standardization of Synthetic Biology

October 19, 2011

2011: A Part of Speech Odyssey

2001: A Part-Of-Speech Odyssey, Part 2

October 12, 2011

The Cabinut's one and only behavior isolated on BJ Fogg's behavior grid. It focusses on developing a one-time, positively reinforcing hot trigger for an existing behavior and then scaling the behavior over time.

The Cabinut Part 2

October 11, 2011

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Space Balls

October 4, 2011

The Cabinut

The Cabinut

October 1, 2011

Punctuated Equilibrium

Punctuated Equilibrium

September 27, 2011

Cell phones (talking on or listening with) seemed the predominant device in the area.

Social Performance in the Contemporary Street

September 27, 2011

Protected vs. Not Protected Twitter Accounts: Number of Tweets vs. Followers

Handling Twitter Data with R

September 26, 2011

Microbiome Monitor

2 Fantasy Tracking Systems

September 25, 2011

Subjective, but definitely 10oz

QS Review – Tracking the Subjective against the Quantitative

September 24, 2011

Marion King Hubbert production curve

Marion King Hubbert Production Curve

September 21, 2011

Magically the DNA floats to the top

Strawberry DNA Extraction

September 21, 2011

Object 043

The Networked Street

September 21, 2011

Data Roaming Terminator

Reading Notes on Urbanism

September 20, 2011

Hands off my health!

Reactions to DIY Health Readings

September 16, 2011

Me (Murk) at RenFest last year

Bacillus Anthracis Seeks a Cool Chick

September 14, 2011

Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick

September 14, 2011

The Double Helix

Reactions to The Double Helix & A BioPunk Manifesto

September 14, 2011

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Notes on Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

September 8, 2011

walden_street-detroit

Andrew Moore and the Queens Museum

September 8, 2011

Rummy would be proud

Here we go again

September 4, 2011

Mt. Dickerman, WA

Mt. Dickerman, WA – Redux

August 6, 2011

The Vancouver Mosey

The Vancouver Mosey

July 3, 2011

wandering in Seattle

The Seattle Mosey

June 26, 2011

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Mt. Dickerman, WA

June 19, 2011

on the way up to the lake

Lake Serene / Bridal Veil Falls / Mt. Index, WA

June 12, 2011

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Bing

June 6, 2011

ITP Spring 2011 Show

Spring 2011 Show Photo

June 3, 2011

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Magic 8 Bama

May 9, 2011

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney holds the daily press briefing in Washington

Open Video and the Political Sound Bite

April 28, 2011

MaxHeadroom

Scope Proposal: Words in Your Mouth

April 12, 2011

k-means

K-Means Clustering

April 11, 2011

U.S. President George W. Bush pauses whilst speaking about the economy at the White House in Washington

AraBackBack Ahead Class

April 11, 2011

Google's challenge

Quality. Precision. Relevance?

April 5, 2011

buttercamp

Buttercamp

March 30, 2011

Budget Climb

Budget Climb

March 28, 2011

A Part of Speech Odyssey

2001: A Part-Of-Speech Odyssey

March 11, 2011

a world with imbalance

Lanier’s Point on Authorship

March 11, 2011

US President Bush is greeted by UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan near Sowaihan

AraBackBack Ahead

March 9, 2011

credit: Phil Plait on flickr

What’s in a face?

March 8, 2011

2001: A Space Odyssey nouns (purple), verbs (orange) and adjectives (green)

Learning Bit by Bit – Week 05

March 4, 2011

triangle fans

Glitch Art with the Kinect

March 2, 2011

lines

OpenGL settings

February 28, 2011

kinect-poster

3D Sensing and Visualization – Week 03: Hit Test

February 24, 2011

n-gram

Learning Bit by Bit – Week 04

February 22, 2011

Dying. Noted. Sorely Accepted.

Reading and Writing Electronic Text – Week 04

February 21, 2011

Tokens!

Learning Bit by Bit – Week 03: Tokenizer

February 18, 2011

extrusions

3D Sensing and Visualization – Week 01: Milk Scanner

February 16, 2011

The cow in context

Reading and Writing Electronic Text – Week 03

February 16, 2011

Really Lame Eliza

Learning Bit by Bit – Week 02: Really Lame Eliza named “Cher”

February 11, 2011

Awesome

Reading and Writing Electronic Text – Week 02

February 8, 2011

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Turing, Searle and The Visceral

February 4, 2011

Untitled-1

Using Terminal

January 27, 2011

Snow!

No Day Like a Snow Day

January 27, 2011

itp-nime

ITP NIME 2010

December 26, 2010

ITP Winter Show 2010

ITP Winter Show 2010 – Group Photo

December 22, 2010

Serendipity for the Semi-Competitive Runner

Serendipity for the Semi-Competitive Runner

December 8, 2010

Designated group leaders working on The Masterpiece

Applications – Week 14

December 7, 2010

Hot Moves, Broken Hearts

Hot Moves, Broken Hearts

December 1, 2010

Yoni

Applications – Week 13

November 30, 2010

Lili Cheng from Microsoft's Fuse Labs

Applications – Week 12

November 23, 2010

kinect using Shiffman's library

Kinect

November 19, 2010

Alan Kay

Alan Kay

November 18, 2010

Jake Barton

Applications – Week 11

November 16, 2010

Sketchbook

Craft and Excellence

November 10, 2010

Ford Cochran

Applications – Week 10

November 9, 2010

kigonagrams

Kigonagrams v0.8

November 3, 2010

Antenna Design

Applications – Week 09

November 2, 2010

Pousse Cafe in QA phase

Pousse Cafe

November 1, 2010

subway

NYC Subway Turnstyle Observation

October 29, 2010

Ethan Zuckerman

Applications – Week 08

October 26, 2010

chill out man

Applications – Week 07

October 20, 2010

connected

Connected

October 19, 2010

drawing of a plant

Drawing Without Ego – Week 06

October 19, 2010

The Stone

“Stone in Focus” – aka “Stupid Pet Trick”

October 17, 2010

Douglas Rushkoff

Applications – Week 06

October 13, 2010

JELL-O city

You Are Here: Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City

October 13, 2010

4 minute portrait

Drawing Without Ego – Week 05

October 12, 2010

wave shield underneath after assembly

Physical Computing – Week 04

October 12, 2010

Bugs in the room

Introduction To Computational Media – Week 05

October 12, 2010

Where Ideas Come From

Where Ideas Come From

October 10, 2010

Burting someone's bubble

Applications – Week 05

October 6, 2010

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Introduction to Computational Media – Week 04

October 6, 2010

Drawing Without Ego - Week 04 Sketch

Drawing Without Ego – Week 04

October 5, 2010

range finder

Physical Computing – Week 03

October 4, 2010

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Processing for Android

October 4, 2010

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Ed Purver at NYU

October 4, 2010

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Usman Haque at NYU

October 4, 2010

Portrait

Drawing Without Ego – Week 03

September 29, 2010

A bouncing head? Am I for real?

Introduction to Computational Media – Week 03

September 29, 2010

I won a thumby for my blinking LED

Applications – Week 04

September 28, 2010

Party Boy

Physical Computing – Week 02

September 27, 2010

Dennis Crowley

Applications – Week 03

September 22, 2010

Richard Van Buren

Drawing Without Ego – Week 02

September 22, 2010

ICM week 02

Introduction to Computational Media – Week 02

September 21, 2010

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Applications – Week 02

September 15, 2010

Fred Truman self portrait

Drawing Without Ego – Week 01

September 13, 2010

ICM week 1

Introduction to Computaional Media – Week 01

September 13, 2010

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Physical Computing – Week 01

September 13, 2010

HeyWire logo detail

HeyWire

September 9, 2010

Harlem United

Harlem United

August 12, 2010

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How Martin Stands

June 2, 2010

The Safe Place

The Safe Place

June 2, 2010

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The District Rhyme

May 19, 2010

Interaction Design

Interaction Design Venn diagram

March 16, 2010

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More from Wake Up the Giant

February 21, 2010

DROID suggested call answer vector for righties

Android 2.0.1 Slide to Answer

February 11, 2010

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Wake Up The Giant

February 4, 2010

QR Code

How to create QR Codes using the MECARD format

January 30, 2010

Basic Logos

Basic Logos

January 26, 2010

JStreet 2009 annual report polling detail

JStreet 2009 Annual Report

January 1, 2010

Revery Media

Revery Media

December 1, 2009

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DJ Foodstamp

December 1, 2009

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Joshua Venture Group

October 1, 2009

Project Daylight visual comp

Project Daylight

August 10, 2009

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Empax

June 1, 2009

Global Health Strategies

Global Health Strategies

December 1, 2008

The Regal Wedding Mixtape

The Regal Wedding Mixtape

August 1, 2008

Mary had a little mayhem

Mary had a little mayhem

May 1, 2008

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Sound

March 1, 2008

Gotham Awards invitation detail

Gotham Awards

October 1, 2007

The Alliance for Climate Protection's 2007 campaign homepage detail

The Alliance Experience

August 1, 2007

Gedenk

Gedenk

May 1, 2007

GWU Basketball Media Guide detail

GWU Basketball Media Guide

August 1, 2005

Safe & Sound brochure cover detail

Safe & Sound Brochure

May 1, 2005