About me

After a decade as a Product Designer & Design Director leading design teams at agencies as well as in house teams, I now focus on leading the Unfold team's business growth and company operations.

My story

I reside in beautiful Monument, Colorado with my wife, two daughters, son, and our puppy, Boba Fettch (my non-Star Wars fantatic wife picked the name after binging The Mandalorian together. Coolest name ever right?!). We really enjoy getting outside and exploring nature together. Most weekends we're out and about at various hiking trails and enjoying that our kids get angry when we tell them to go inside and turn on the TV so mom and dad get a break. I think they love being outside even more than we do.

I'm passionate about working with amazing individuals. Over the years I've realized that I would be nowhere without surrounding myself and learning from the highest caliber of people. I try and give back to this amazing community of designers by mentoring a few designers every year. Several of whom have become team members over at Unfold and I couldn't be prouder for their growth and success.

Outside of work, I'm a nerd, let's be real. I love socializing with my community of design pals from all over the world playing video games together. You can catch me a night or two a week playing games like Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Battlefield, Splitgate, No Mans Sky, Red Dead Redemption and more. It's a nice escape from reality at times and a great time to just laugh and have fun with friends.

I also enjoy EDC (Every Day Carry) items, mechanical keyboards, and pretty much any photography/videography things as well.

My journey

You know, the usual... Joined the Army out of high school on a golf scholarship to The United States Military Academy at West Point, got injured while at USMA and received an Honorable Medical Discharge (DD214). Before I was discharged, I was on Medical Leave for a year trying to recover and well it was probably the best thing to ever happen to me. It would be something that perhaps saved my life from military combat, put me in the right place to take care of my mom when she was sick, meet my wife, and have three incredible kids together.

I couldn't do anything physical when I returned so I stayed home and played a lot of video games. I led a top 100 World of Warcraft guild (ya, I'm that kind of nerd), and got back to my roots from high school of playing video games and being the guy that made our clan/guild's website, forum boards, etc. I quickly realized that I was making more money designing and developing these super amateur websites, than I was working as the manager of a health club. I enrolled in the design program at FIDM and never looked back.

I've had the pleasure of working with some amazing folks in my time, many of whom have reunited over at Unfold. I've led many teams, helped grow conferences, built up businesses, and put some really cool things out there into the world. There have been opportunities to work alongside clients I never thought possible and have fostered some amazing experiences over the years.

My past experience

Google

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VP of Design

Jan 2022 — Present
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Webflow

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Senior Product Designer

Jan 2021 — Dec 2021
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Figma

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Lead UI Designer

Jan 2020 — Dec 2020
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My skills

Building Teams

My superpower hands down is finding the best talent, empowering them to do the best possible work, and then GET THE HECK out of their way.

Design/Agency Sales

I'm the best non-sales guy you could have to close the deal. My approach... about as "anti-sales" as you can get. It works wonders just trying to help people.

Product Design

I love solving complicated design problems. I've been lucky enough to work on some really great projects over the years that make a difference in the world.

User Research

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Icon Design

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Frontend Development

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