I picked up design when I was just a little kid back in 1997. I wanted to make some websites for my favorite television shows so I started Yahoo’ing all the HTML things I could find. Geocities was my jam. Two years later, my parents got me my own web server and domain so I could pursue this hobby. In 1999, I had one of the largest websites for my television show (for the sake of my reputation, I’ll leave that a mystery).
Fast-forward to today. I do this for a living at an awesome company called Boost Labs. My primary passion is designing data visualization and user interfaces. It’s pretty cool to be able to figure out a way to put together these designs with complex datasets and have them be truly engaging to the audience. A lot of my inspiration comes from video games and sci-fi movies.
I don’t agree with the saying, “but it looks so good who cares if this doesn’t work?” or any similar remark I’m sure we’ve all heard. This is a challenge I thrive in: figuring out what looks best and has more functionality than we can imagine. Designing both the aesthetic and the ability is what makes that finished product so damn satisfying. And that’s why I do what I do.