I was born in Wyoming, grew up in Idaho, went to college in Southern California and traveled all over the world before moving back to Boise with my lovely wife, Carrie. In July of 2012 we welcomed our daughter Isabella into our family, and she currently keeps us on our toes.

While in high school I was introduced to design through a series of Commercial Art classes. I fell in love and never looked back. After graduating from the Art Institute of California – Orange County in 2006, I left the sand and surf behind to take a job in beautiful Boise, Idaho. I worked for a few agencies in town, trying my hand at a few different things, and most recently served as Sr. Interaction Designer at Creative Soapbox. What really excites me is crafting experiences that merge information design, interactions and environments. Figuring out the big picture, structure and abstract, across multiple mediums makes me happy, and I’m just as comfortable with strategy and design as I am with code or getting my hands dirty making something.

I’m an active member of the local design community; I frequently mentor design students and graduates, guest lecture at local universities, and previously served on the AIGA Idaho board of directors. I teach interaction design at Northwest Nazarene University, am the author of a handful of articles about environmental design, and co-founder of Sprowt, a design education program run in partnership with Creative Soapbox.

Experience

  1. Adjunct Professor, Design // Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa ID
  2. Co-founder // Sprowt, Boise ID
  3. Senior Interaction Designer // Creative Soapbox, Boise ID
  4. Director of Interactive Communications // AIGA Idaho, Boise ID
  5. Designer // Carew Co, Boise ID
  6. Designer // Noot Group, Boise ID
  7. Designer // AlphaGraphics, Aliso Viejo CA
  8. Intern // Courtney + Le Architects, Pasadena CA

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Expertise

  • Disciplines
  • Branding
  • Environments
  • Experience
  • Interaction
  • Packaging
  • Product Design
  • Storytelling
  • Competencies

Awards, Honors & Accomplishments

  1. Core77 Magazine // Interviewed for Route 77 Road Trip (w/ Jodie Thiel)
  2. Northwest Nazarene University // Senior Design Exhibition judge (w/ Clayton Borah & Justin Kuntz)
  3. Boise State University // "Storytelling In Design" Guest Lecture
  4. Boise State University // "Choosing & Pairing Type" Guest Lecture
  5. AIGA Boise State University // Presented "Growing Up For The Professional World"
  6. Founded Sprowt design education program
  7. Founded Consider Design advocacy organization
  8. Ignite Boise 3 // Presented "Consider Design"
  9. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Silver: Urban Winemakers Cooperative
  10. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Silver: B.O.B. Strollers
  11. AIGA Idaho // Joined Board of Directors
  12. Founded Arrows & Icons online magazine
  13. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Best-In-Show, Gold: Meriwether Ranch
  14. American Advertising Federation Regional ADDYs // Silver: Meriwether Ranch
  15. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Gold: Noot Group
  16. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Silver: B.O.B. Strollers
  17. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Silver: TitleOne
  18. Idaho Advertising Federation Rockie Awards // Silver: Meriwether Ranch
  19. The Art Institute of California - Orange County // Student Magazine Editor & Art Director
  20. People To People Student Ambassador Program // Student Ambassador to England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  21. People To People Student Ambassador Program // Student Ambassador to Australia