I spent 10 years working in print design before being lured to Newfangled in 2000. I didn't have any prior experience with the web (other than sending e-mail) but I eventually learned to be as proficient with pixels as I am with ink and paper. As the sole designer at Newfangled, I have the distinct pleasure of working with all of our development teams. I enjoy the process of seeing a site progress from the discovery phase up through quality testing. It's a great feeling of satisfaction to see a new site go live.
My wife and I have a cozy little home in Providence, RI that is stuffed to overflowing with our six children. We enjoy traveling together and seeing the country in our 12-passenger van. In those rare moments of free time, I work in my wood shop or grab a ride on my motorcycle. Somewhere in my basement is a dusty diploma from the Rhode Island School of Design.
You can check out some of my other work on design:related.
My Blog Posts
The fact that I doodle during meetings should come as no surprise to those who know me. I used to think it was evidence that I had an attention deficit or that my mind easily wanders or that I went to art school -- or all of the above. However, recent studies show that doodling actually helps people focus, ease impatience, vent emotions, and even generate bursts of insight or new ideas. more
A recent trend in web design is the beautiful, pixel-perfect, long-scroll website that’s chock-full of over-sized images and video. I can understand the attraction of that type of presentation and why clients would be seduced by the aesthetics of it. But there are some things that need to be considered, such as: is the site scalable? What happens when the content changes? Would it look just as good on an iPhone as it does on a 32-inch flat-panel monitor? more
We’ve written a lot about content, and if you’ve been reading our blog posts and newsletters, you’ve come to understand that we see content as a key component of a dynamic marketing web platform. In this post, though, we'll be looking at the container: the website that presents your content to the world and how its purpose has changed over time in relationship to how content is delivered. more