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
I volunteer for a non-profit organization that is attempting to turn a philosophy of work and learning into a catch phrase: "Do it. Try it. Fix it." This is the mantra heard frequently in conversations among leadership and staff, specifically when organizing and executing a new initiative. And it's starting to bother me. more
I arrived home yesterday from our company's annual fall retreat. Every year, the two offices (Providence and Carrboro) meet near Asheville, NC at a beautiful mountain retreat center to relax, eat, drink and get to know each other a little better. Oh, and we talk a little business, too. more
I recently finished "Who's Your Gladys? How to Turn Even the Most Difficult Customer into Your Biggest Fan" by Marilyn Suttle and Lori Jo Vest. At the heart of the book is empathy; the ability to put yourself in the shoes of a client who has contacted you to complain, and treat them not as a "problem" but as a person. Here's my full review… more