Shake makes it dead simple to create, sign and send legally-binding agreements digitally—a problem that should have been solved long ago. Traditional legal agreements are terrible—nothing is in plain english, it's awkward and too formal to send and sign agreements, and paper is not smart or actionable.
In my position as the Head of Design at Shake, I oversee product and brand on top of daily design execution, working closely with the leadership, engineering and UX teams.
Fast Company Magazine
I was part of the original team at Joe Zeff Design that launched Fast Company for the iPad and worked on each issue from March of 2012 through February 2013. My team works closely with the design, production and photography staff at Fast Company to translate the look and feel of their publication into an interactive experience for the tablet. My responsibilities included coding and styling Twitter feeds, building social sharing functionality, designing multi-state objects, and redesigning content that maintains the Fast Company brand.
A History of Ireland in 100 Objects
I worked with the team at Joe Zeff Design and collaborated with the Royal Irish Academy to create the app A History of Ireland in 100 Objects for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. My role included project management of multi-media assets, art direction of content and on-location video art direction with author Fintan O'Toole and Trilogy Films.
National Geographic for iPhone
I collaborated with National Geographic Creative Director Bill Marr, Acting Director of Digital Publishing Lisa Lytton, and the team at Joe Zeff Design to reformat traditional, National Geographic content into a manageable, mobile experience. We created an iPhone app that provided a seamless user experience and highlighted the best features of the magazine. My responsibilities included project management and art direction of reinterpreted content from the print magazine and iPad version into a mobile platform.
Ink, a Design Magazine
Ink was a design magazine focused on the people and culture of print. I collaborated with Ink's co-creator Nick Mrozowski, designers, photographers, illustrators and other creatives from around the world to produce each issue from a different city. I used Ink as a living experiment, for my thesis project The Designer as Editor.
This is a series of posters that visualize tweets gathered October 13-15, 2009, from the five most heavily subscribed Twitter feeds. In order to experiment with typography in a quick, immediate way, I created 100 posters in 30-minute design sprints. Then I chose 25 designs to print and display at Maryland Art Place from December 1, 2009 to January 9, 2010. I also wrote about the process in Ellen Lupton's Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming.
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I'm the Head of Design at Shake Law. I previously developed and designed for apps such as National Geographic Magazine on the iPhone and Fast Company on the iPad, worked in personalized online advertising, and as a visual journalist and multimedia designer at The Denver Post and the Virginian-Pilot Media Companies. I received my MFA from MICA's GD MFA program in 2011, where I created Ink, a Design Magazine in support of my thesis The Designer as Editor.