I'm a problem solver — design is fundamentally about solving problems. To make people's lives and the world around us better. In all my work I try to remember to always design for the other side of the screen.
In addition to my ‘nine-to-five’ duties, I’m husband to my amazing wife Melanie, and father to three children. I serve as a small group leader in my church, and do some teaching, speaking, and writing from time to time. I also keep a few side projects going, like Brewwd, and sling a few shots around the Dribbble court. I’m an ex-swimmer, amateur cyclist, and a borderline crazy UNC Tarheel fan.
I'm turning my Three Pipe Problems talk into a book complete with over 20 custom illustrations from my friend Sean McCabe. Help me create it on Kickstarter!
In addition to my responsibilities at Envy Labs, I run a small brand consultancy called Branding Matters. I help small businesses develop and deploy successful brand strategy. I've also written a book on branding for small businesses. You can read the book here.
This site is built on Virb and I'm loving it. After several years of Wordpress (which I still love), Virb gives the flexibility and ease of upkeep I'm looking for. Type is set in Adelle Web and Adriane served by Typekit. Design is a hacked and stylized version of Ryan Sims' awesome Witchita template. All Sherlock Holmes images are credited to the great Sydney Padget, of whom I have great respect.