Ahoy-hoy. I design digital products. I'm currently at Splice, making apps for musicians.
For Michael Bierut's 2012 redesign of Billboard magazine, I led the design of the Billboard charts, which the magazine has been publishing since the 1930's. The graphic architecture took careful planning to be able to support different flows of data each week.
Design team: Laitsz Ho, Lisa Maione, Deva Pardue and Jessica Svendsen.
Design and illustration for a 130-page book of essays, poetry, photography, and short fiction. All of the illustrations are collaged photos of the American Museum of Natural History's dioramas and mineral displays.
Available for purchase online, in London's Tate Modern, and in NYC's McNally Jackson Books.
In 2011 I was commissioned to design the brand identity for an as-of-yet unknown image bookmarking service. I collaborated with Juan Carlos Pagan to design the identifying mark.
HOW Magazine, Best Logotype (2011)
Type Directors Club 58 Certificate of Excellence 2012
Statlas is a sports news platform bringing fans graphic reports that update live with each game. The app converts real-time baseball game data into visual box scores, highlighting the top plays of every game, every day. In addition to auto-generated textual explanations, fans can read insights by other users, as each graphic is annotatable.
I co-founded, designed, and launched Statlas with partners Dan Chaparian and Geoff Beck.
"The prettiest MLB box scores you can find" -Deadspin
"Statlas's ultimate feat is that it reveals the supple statistical beauty that orchestrates every baseball game, all through the power of design" -Fast Company
I worked with editors and graphics team at Bloomberg Businessweek to research and develop a suite of information graphics for a special issue on the 5-year anniversary of the financial collapse. The designs map inner workings of investment banks, the shifting landscape of global leadership, and various economic effects of the crisis.
Shout-outs to the design team: Cynthia Hoffman, Rob Vargas, Allison McCann, Dorothy Gambrell, Evan Applegate, Chris Nosenzo, and Richard Turley + friends. The entire graphics team touched each pieces at some point. Allison researched the bottom-left "World Leader Roulette", and the right-bleeding "What's Left of Lehman" (executed by Dorothy). Evan executed the bottom middle map, and Cynthia (a SAINT) did the Volcker Rule piece poking in at the top right. Printed photos by Bloomberg photo dept.
Humpback whales sing sequences of sounds that are rich with musical structure. I devised a graphic notation system to reveal these patterns, collaborating with David Rothenberg, a musician and philosopher whose books explain phenomena of art in nature.
Check out more examples of the graphic system in the article I co-authored with David on cultural evolution in humpbacks: "Whales synchronize their songs across oceans, and there's sheet music to prove it".
Posters available for purchase.
Here I worked with awesome folk on a range of products and Google-branded campaigns. I designed features for Chrome and Search, storyboarded algorithmically generated YouTube music videos, and helped develop the brand for Project Loon (Google's network of internet balloons).
Description by the Museum of Modern Art, where the calculator was displayed for the "Talk to Me" exhibition:
"Part of General Electric's Ecomagination environmental-awareness and education program, this website helps put energy consumption into perspective by expressing abstract measurements—watts and kilowatt-hours—in an easily understandable form. Commonly used appliances appear in descending order of wattage consumption, cost, gas usage, or kilowatt-hour performance; energy usage can be estimated by year, month, or day. The program lets homeowners know when an upgrade to an energy-efficient Energy Star appliance will save money—and how long it will take for the savings to kick in."
Exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art's "Talk to Me" exhibition
Selected for AIGA's Design Archives
Awarded in AIGA 365: Design Effectiveness (2011)
Awarded in Type Directors Club TDC 57
Apparel design for storied East Coast skateboarding brand.
I provided Umbro with a proprietary, repurposable data visualization system that illustrated every pass, shot, and goal from the World Cup in South Africa. This content was used on Umbro's blog and various social media pages.
"The Best Visualization of the World Cup Matches" -Fast Company
Set record for Umbro's most trafficked blog post