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

2001: A Part-Of-Speech Odyssey

March 11, 2011

A Part of Speech Odyssey

As a follow-up to my Learning Bit by Bit – Week 05 assignment I went back and added a full set of part-of-speech tags into my python program and tried visualizing that information in a processing sketch. I chose to work with 2001 : A Space Odyssey as a source text. Starting at 6 o’clock on the circle and moving counter clockwise around the circumference will lead you over each word in the story, represented by a line. The lines’ positions and distance from the center represent the 39 parts of speech that I tagged the story with (these images only have 38 though). Starting from the innermost red circle moving towards the outer-most red circle you will enounter the following parts of speech:

  1. full stops
  2. commas
  3. conjunction, coordinating
  4. numeral, cardinal
  5. determiner
  6. existential there
  7. foreign word
  8. preposition or conjunction, subordinating
  9. adjective or numeral, ordinal
  10. adjective, comparative
  11. adjective, superlative
  12. list item marker
  13. modal auxiliary
  14. noun, common, singular or mass
  15. noun, proper, singular
  16. noun, proper, plural
  17. noun, common, plural
  18. pre-determiner
  19. genitive marker
  20. pronoun, personal
  21. pronoun, possessive
  22. adverb
  23. adverb, comparative (this was lumped in as a generic adverb in these images)
  24. adverb, superlative
  25. particle
  26. “to” as preposition or infinitive marker
  27. interjection
  28. verb, base form
  29. verb, past tense
  30. verb, present participle or gerund
  31. verb, past participle
  32. verb, present tense, not 3rd person singular
  33. verb, present tense, 3rd person singular
  34. WH-determiner
  35. WH-pronoun
  36. WH-pronoun, possessive
  37. Wh-adverb
  38. open quote
  39. close quote

I want to experiment with ways of spreading the information out on the z-axis in order to appreciate the subtleties a little more, and also building in a way to iterate over the data in a linear way, as you would read the story. I also want to build some controls and some feedback to make it a more informative interactive piece. I’ll update again when it’s been improved.