Last week, we braved the midwest summer heat and humidity to seek out some roller coaster fun at the best amusement park in America – Cedar Point.It’s not shocking if you haven’t heard of this place – it’s in the middle of nowhere (about an hour from Cleveland) – and most people don’t seek out distant small towns in search of rides… but I’m not most people. Read More →

We’re not even a quarter way through the year and as we roll into Spring, I’m noticing so much change.I’ve recently started a new job at Sony Network Entertainment, doing product design for PlayStation Vue – a wonderful opportunity that I’m so excited to be embarking on (and if you haven’t tried it out, do, because Vue is really awesome!). While it was hard to leave behind the great strides I’d taken in my years at Citrix, it was time for me to take a risk and go after design in an area that really excites me. Read More →

Every time I travel, I have an internal debate that many now face: do I take a stand-alone camera or just use my iPhone?Last summer, however, I learned my lesson. I spent two weeks in Europe and opted to take a small travel camera rather than my DSLR rig and lenses. While a compact travel camera allowed me to be more nimble, as a result, I took less time to craft my shots. When I have a full rig with me, I take more time to find framing that interests me and to make sure I get the shot I want, even if it takes longer. I find I also feel less self-conscious about taking pictures of “touristy” stuff with a bigger rig because my big cameras allow me to see things in ways that smaller ones don’t. Read More →

A new year, a new site design, new work and a new CMS. And it’s about time.Somehow years have passed since I’ve done a serious visual overhaul to my website. Four years, in fact. With all the stressors of life, it can be hard to make time to design for yourself. To represent yourself in a way that’s fresh and interesting. But it was time. I’ve put a lot of hard work into this big new visual overhaul and I’m pretty happy with the outcome. Read More →

I’ve recently returned from two amazing weeks in Spain and Portugal – both magnificent countries full of music, food, wine and history. I particularly fell in love with Lisbon. Portugal’s capital city is known for Fado, delicious fish and a rich history, but I was surprised to stumble upon one of the most amazing sets of street art I’ve ever seen. Read More →