I am the author of the colorfully titled fuckjetpacks.com. It's a design blog about celebrating the future around us.
Lukas Mathis and I recently wrote a book called The Thing About Jetpacks, which contains essays about designing delightful things.
If you want to learn more about design but don't have 4 years to spend in art school, it's designed for you.
I taught at The Art Instite of Seattle before founding UX Launchpad.
Design Play Seattle is a gathering of 20 creative people having fun. It'll take place in Seattle in June 2014.
Designdare is a site to share emails with friends about design.
I ran a site called Yay Bouquet which was a visual precursor to Twitter, a four panel comic, an iPad story called I Count Smiles, one of the first collaborative blogs on the internet in 1998, blog software (written in 5k!) before Blogger, BBSes in the 80's, and I have lots of other side projects I keep anonymous.
I really love building stuff.
I'm the design lead for Office on Windows Phone. Before that I was a lead in the Windows Phone design studio. Before that I was at frog design. I've worked at corporations and startups and have run my own consulting firm on the side since the 90's. I also write code because it helps me build my designs.
Guy Who You May Know
My work was featured in a book on interaction design called Interplay put out by the V&A Museum in London.
I owe the book placement to Jeffrey Zeldman, who called my work "sheer genius". Every time I see him, I re-thank him for that.
I've been linked from Daringfireball several times, and every time it happens my server falls to pieces.
Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.