This site isn't a portfolio - just some favorite projects.
I designed these iPad and iPhone apps to help students prepare for their S.A.T.s, and promote a love of wordplay.
These shots are from a money management web app I helped to design, called Adaptu Plus. Adaptu was an experiment, conducted by a small team within Stancorp Financial, to test how (and if) users of an online financial help site would employ a set of money management tools, designed to allow the user to manage all their finances in one place. The experiment lasted almost 3 years, during which time we created a fairly successful app (named one of Forbes Magazine's Top Ten Financial Innovations of 2012), and had the opportunity to conduct some fascinating research, which indicated that Adaptu Plus was ahead of its time: account aggregation has limited market appeal. Sad, because it's useful.
This was an amazing project: I designed characters, created animated readers, illustrated and designed hardback books, and, with one incredibly talented developer, built a complete reading intervention program online, with games, animated assessments, progress tracking and analytics, so parents and teachers could follow a child's work and make on the fly adjustments to help them in weaker areas of reading. I got to direct actors, work with a really gifted composer, design sound effects - pretty blissful.
There's very little I can legally share from the time during which I worked with the New Devices team at A Large Corporation, nor can I offer any commentary on these few images I can show you. Suffice it to say, great people, great projects :)
My colleague and friend Darryll DeCoster and I were thinking about what you might be able to with Internet-of-Things products that would be practical and amusing. What about a kitty tracker?
We designed an interface for an app that would work with a tiny gps collar tag, to set up the feline off-limits areas in your home, then show how many times your cat ignores your wishes.
These are some characters I designed for a messaging app by Intel, called Pocket Avatars. I created the 2D model sheets, which were rendered into 3D characters by a separate team, with a minimal loss of fidelity.
The app allows you to send messages to friends through your choice of characters, ranging from zombies to animals to political figures. Go slowly, and you can get very funny results.