Blog

  • Jan 16, 17

    Hello 2017

    As we get into 2017, I’ve been thinking about last year and wanted to list some of the exiting things that happened. I had the pleasure of working on Sommely,...Continue reading

  • Feb 05, 15

    Generative Art with d3.js

    Last weekend I attendend a workshop on Generative Art with d3js hosted by the folks from PDX Creative Coders. I went to the event not only because I like the...Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 14

    Export to iOS Photoshop Script

    I wrote another post for Uncorked Studios where I share a Photoshop script I built to export assets for iOS’ new screen density @3x. Check out the post and learn...Continue reading

  • May 20, 14

    A Morning Ride to Work

    I made a quick website over a weekend to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. Checkout the live site and the code behind it on Github. Continue reading

  • Dec 09, 13

    Export to Android Photoshop Script

    On my latest post for Uncorked Studios I share a Photoshop script I created to export assets for Android projects. Here at Uncorked we have been working on some great...Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 13

    Scaling Down and Exporting Assets in Photoshop

    I wrote a new post for Uncorked Studios where I compare 5 different techniques and plugins for exporting assets out of Photoshop. I spent some time analyzing the output of...Continue reading

  • Nov 04, 13

    Working Around Photoshop's Layer Name Limit

    Adobe Generator for Photoshop is an amazing new feature but Photoshop’s 64 character limit for layer names makes it hard to work with. I wrote a quick tutorial on the...Continue reading

  • May 15, 13

    Layer Guides Photoshop Extension

    After last week’s fun with Photoshop actions I wanted to see what other workflow itch I could scratch. This time I wanted to take a stab at making a Photoshop...Continue reading

  • May 06, 13

    Slice from Multiple Layers Photoshop Action

    I love Photoshop actions and I use quite a few on a daily basis. I’ve been using the awesome Bjango actions for most of my tasks but I noticed something...Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 13

    Color Scheme Designer

    Back Color Scheme Designer iPhone App Concept   Color Scheme Designer* is an amazing web tool that helps designers create quick color palettes. I've been using it for years almost...Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 13

    Add Entry Interaction

    Over the weekend I took a stab at doing something different. I was working on a new iPhone app (more details coming soon) and I needed to prototype the interaction...Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 12

    New Design

    A couple of the days ago I silently updated this site with a major redesign and I wanted to write a quick post about it. Whenever I work on a...Continue reading

  • Mar 07, 12

    Building a Design Community (in Eugene)

    For the past 3 years, I’ve been trying to connect with other web and interactive designers in Eugene. I did not have much success in finding people who were into...Continue reading

  • Mar 02, 12

    Settings Dropdown

    This is a litte dropdown menu I designed in Photoshop last weekend. You can grab the PSD here is you would like to use it. Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 12

    Forms UI Kit

    Here’s a Web Form UI Kit I worked on over the weekend. I wanted to experiment with recording the whole process and I ended with a 1 minute time-lapse video....Continue reading

  • Feb 05, 12

    Drafted

    I’m finally on Dribbble thanks to the awesome James Madson who drafted me a couple days ago. Here’s my first shot: Continue reading

  • Jan 06, 12

    31 things

    Last December was a busy month but I had some time to work on a small personal project I’ve been thinking about for months. 31 things is a small experiment...Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 11

    ImageOptim

    Over a year ago I came across a small but extremely useful tool that I’ve been using in my workflow ever since. The tool is the image compression application ImageOptim....Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 11

    The Golden Age of Design in Startups

    Joshua Porter’s post on the increasing participation of designers in startups is great news for designers. I’ve also been noticing how bigger corporations, not just startups, seem to be giving...Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 11

    Goodbye Wave

    Last night I received this sad but expected email from the Google Wave Team. I remember using Wave for the first time as soon as it was available. I remember...Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 11

    Progress Indicator

    Something I worked on over the weekend. Read the full post here. Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 11

    Sharing Web Design Comps with Compy

    If you design websites you probably have clients or a boss you share comps or concepts with for review and approval. Some times you have the luxury of meeting with...Continue reading

  • Sep 08, 11

    Rounded corners and cognitive load

    Rounded corners in UI and web design have been a subject of much argument in the design community. It’s refreshing to see some research supporting their use to reduce cognitive...Continue reading

  • Sep 05, 11

    UO Needs a Mobile Site

    With the increasing smartphone web usage we have been experiencing in the last years, it has become increasingly important to provide optimized web experiences for mobile devices. Articles like Luke...Continue reading

  • Sep 03, 11

    Quick Photoshop Zooming Technique

    I posted this video a few weeks ago with a tip on the best way I’ve found to quickly zoom with Photoshop. All you need to do is hold the...Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 11

    Captain America (the wallpaper)

    A couple of weeks ago I finally got a chance to watch the new Captain America flick. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and was so inspired by it that I...Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 11

    Argentina's Typography

    A couple of weeks ago I went on a short trip to Argentina to visit friends and family. While I was there I realized something I hadn’t noticed before. The...Continue reading

  • Jun 02, 11

    From cardboard to the screen

    This’s a quick prototype I designed in HTML/CSS/JS for a friend at the University of Oregon’s Ad program. He initially designed this using pieces of cardboard inside a binder, which made it a...Continue reading

  • May 16, 11

    UOregonNYC.com

    This is a simple Twitter aggregator I designed (and built) for a trip to NYC I took with other students from the UO Ad program to visit agencies. This is...Continue reading

  • Jan 02, 11

    My New Year's Resolution for 2011

    2010 was a year full of change and interesting opportunities for me.  I definitely can’t complain because I’m doing what I like and I’m learning a lot every day.  However,...Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 10

    My Soccer Team emblem

    On a 10-hour flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina I worked on this illustration from a sketch out of boredom.  I thought it would be a good emblem to use if...Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 10

    Mission Complete

    This is an award certificate I designed for the two talented designers in the Web Team I direct for Flux Magazine.  We were given the option to use one of...Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 10

    Army Gender Expectations Infographic

    Last week Flux Magazine, a University of Oregon student publication, posted a story which included this infographic I designed. This is my first “official” infographic and I’m happy with the...Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 10

    League Gothic

    League Gothic is a great typeface for classic looking headings and retro designs. This typeface is versatile and works well on print and on the web (via @font-face).  I currently use...Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 10

    My First Podcast

    A couple of days ago the talented Sho Ito and I launched the first episode of the Wired for Light podcast.  WFL is a show for folks breaking into the...Continue reading

  • Sep 05, 10

    New Skin

    If this isn’t the first time you visit my site, you may have noticed it looks a bit different. Yes, after a few weeks of hard (and fun) work, I...Continue reading

  • Aug 04, 10

    Notes from Think Vitamin's UX & Usability Online Conference

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Think Vitamin’s UX & Usability Online Conference and wanted to share some of the highlights of the event. The conference was...Continue reading

  • Aug 01, 10

    What the Width

    As I learn more about CSS media queries and work on more projects that use them, I find myself measuring browser widths all the time. I was using this tool,...Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 10

    Risk Attack

    I just finished my second CSS poster (if you missed the first one check it out here). This time, I chose one of my favorite project management quotes for inspiration....Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 10

    Art is Elimination

    I just finished designing my first css poster inspired by this great post. Check it out here and let me know what you think; Because I used some CSS3 techniques, the...Continue reading

  • Jul 05, 10

    Photo gallery

    Last weekend I worked on a small personal project I’ve been meaning to play with for a long time. I’ve always wanted to have a daily photo gallery to force...Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 10

    Daily(ish) Design

    Inspired by some of the designers I follow, I’ve started trying to design something on a daily basis.  However, between school, work, and other duties I have quickly realized that...Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 10

    Improve your favorite sites' Readability

    I just wanted to write a quick post on a tool I’ve been using for some time.  Readability, by the folks at Arc90, is a fantastic tool that reformats websites...Continue reading

  • Jan 06, 10

    Great lessons from Timbuk2's website

    Websites are all about helping the visitor complete her task. Successful sites allow the visitor to complete her task in as easy and pleasant a way as possible. That’s why...Continue reading

  • Nov 08, 09

    Amtrak's mobile site

    During a recent visit to Portland, OR I had to schedule a train ride back to Eugene and came across the mobile version of Amtrak’s site. The site is simple...Continue reading

  • Nov 05, 09

    Google Dashboard

    As a heavy user of Google applications it was great to see Google came up with a dashboard for them.  The dashboard lists all the Google applications under one’s account...Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 09

    WordPress for iPhone 2

    A new version of the WordPress for iPhone app was released a couple of days ago. This new version includes enhancements to the interface and bug fixes. You can find...Continue reading

  • Sep 07, 09

    Review of Sexy Web Design

    In the book Sexy Web Design: Creating Interfaces that Work Elliot Jay Stocks opens up his toolbox of tricks to show us his thought process on the end-to-end design of...Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 09

    Ready for WordCamp Portland 09

    I just registered for WordCamp Portland and I’m already impatient for the weekend of September 19th to arrive.  The agenda has a fairly balanced list of business, blogging related and...Continue reading

  • Aug 01, 09

    Say NO to Comfort

    I recently facilitated a Toastmasters meeting with the theme of Comfort Zones. One of the points I emphasized was to try doing something new as often as possible. This may...Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 09

    How to blog from your iPhone

    I recently discovered the iPhone WordPress app and I’m loving it. The app makes it extremely easy to write and update posts on the fly from your iPhone. The Interface...Continue reading