! –– Hello, and thanks for looking closely! Remember when the internet was all discovery and joy? That's what secret HTML comments remind me of. 💕 Joe ––>
👋 I'm a designer, learner, and maker. Professionally, I've designed software for 9 years and led teams, projects, accessibility iniatives, and the development of design systems.
🌱 I care about accessibility, education, and forest health. I know change starts small but compounds exponentially. I believe curiosity is a skill that is developed through practice. I think good work begins with good tools.
🕶 My secret design-superpower is listening actively and designing out loud. My best hidden talent is washing the windshield perfectly with the squeegee at the gas station.
Tap Assist is design concept for turning an iPad into an adaptive input device. As a native iOS utility, Tap Assist helps users with mobility impairment by providing large tap targets and gesture controls, making all apps more accessible. Read more →
As part of a larger goal to prioritize accessibility across Wistia, I partnered with an engineer to study accessibility guidelines, update our video player, and design an interactive checklist to educate our users, steering them towards choices that would improve access to their videos. Read more →
Trade is a commodity exchange in Ghana that connects farmers to buyers and cuts out the physical marketplace. To account for low-resolution devices, I designed a conversational order-creation flow that reduces the steps to simple questions with bold, easy to read graphics. Read more →
Soapbox is a tool from Wistia that makes it easy to create a quick, polished video by yourself, using only your screen and webcam. In order to keep the video creation process as a short as possible, the functionality is limited in strategic ways and robust where it matters. Read more →
Woodworking is my anti-screentime. I post my furniture projects to this microsite. This work is driven by curiosity, household necessity, enthusiasm for new tools, a reverence for wood, and the satisfaction of working with my hands.
When Wistia moved to a new office, I volunteered to design helpful signage. I encountered the tricky puzzle of finding iconography for gender-neutral bathrooms. Falling back on the familiar male/female pictograms sort of misses the point of inclusivity, so I searched for symbolism that everyone can relate to.
Tiro is a tracking and sharing tool for homeschooling families. I love the app, use it with my kids, and had the opportunity to contribute to the project by designing its logo. A strong spectrum of color and expressive typography represent the creativity and freedom of self-directed learning.
In order to play nicely in the new ecosystem of Ethereum-powered apps, Ethereum itself needs to be wrapped in its own update, the ERC-20 standard. It's confusing to see wETH and ETH side by side using the same symbol, so I designed
to represent Wrapped Ethereum.
Every spring our family taps maple trees and boils down syrup. Because the batches can be so different and are bottled in irregular, recycled jars, I designed a lable with spaces to write the date and the volume of each unique container. These white spaces became glistening spots on a drop of syrup.
I love to talk about design - yours, mine, someone else's. If you'd like to connect, go ahead and drop me a line. You can also follow me on twitter, instagram, or linkedin.