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July 28, 2016

Found Quote: Edwin Catmull

“Negative feedback may be fun, but it is far less brave than endorsing something unproven and providing room for it to grow.”
Edwin Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios from his book Creativity Inc.

July 25, 2016

Redesigned from the ground up

I’m excited to announce 2 Out of Three has been redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. Long in need of a significant update – to implement a mobile friendly design – this project quickly expanded to include a new aesthetic, overhauls to the home page, blog and portfolio pages, and an entirely new front end architecture.

June 7, 2016

Annoucing Kiva’s redesign and rebrand

At Kiva we just released the largest, most ambitious redesign and rebrand within the organization’s ten year history. It’s rare to have the opportunity to undertake a holistic redesign in conjunction with rebranding so I feel lucky to have played a major role leading the effort to design a new user experience and craft a new brand.

I’m working on a detailed write up about the design process but I’ll start by sharing the drivers for undertaking the redesign.

April 19, 2016

Best toddler sippy cup

Three and a half years into this parenting thing and it’s obvious that some toddler gear is designed better than others. I never thought this blog would include reviews of kids’ products, but after struggling through everything from poorly designed toys to impossible-to-program wake up lights, it feels like I’ve built up expertise that can benefit other parents.

March 24, 2016

Pulling Farmanac from the app store

Farmanac sales graph showing downward trend

After five years I’m sorry to announce that I’ve decided to remove Farmanc from Apple’s app store. It’s been nearly three years since the last update and in that time iOS has gone from iOS 6 (with skeuomorphic visual design) to iOS 9 (flat design). The app now looks and feels out of place in the operating system and amongst the other apps.

December 7, 2015

Found Quote: Julie Zhuo

Spray paint on a wall - simple & obvious

“Don’t waste time reinventing common UI patterns or paradigms unless they are at least 2x better, or you have some critical brand reason to do so.”
Julie Zhuo

August 9, 2015

Q Ginger Beer – Best in Class


Editors Note:

Check out our new website The Better Mixer for an up to date list of the best ginger beers. You’ll also be able to leave your own rating, write a glowing review, or rant for the world to see.


Balance and pacing are key to making a great ginger beer. A spicy kick should introduce itself right away and continue to build for the first few moments while a subtle sweet flavor should follow, encouraging you to go back for more. Too much spice – or spice that lingers – and you’ll hesitate to take the next sip. Too much sweet, and you might as well be drinking Sprite or ginger ale. The balance was so important to the good people at Q Drinks, that they even illustrated how the story plays out with their new Ginger Beer.