Senior product designer at Giphy. Photo taker. Animation maker. Code tinkerer. Kitten dad. Outdoors enjoyer. Human being in Brooklyn. Holder of a bachelor of design degree from Penn State. This website is a personal playground of things that I'm not working on when at work.

I've worked at some places.

Giphy.

Senior product designer. Now.

Huge.

Product designer. 2015, 2016, 2017.

Dark Igloo

Eskimo / designer. 2015.

V+V.

Interaction designer. 2014.

The Uprising Creative.

Internship. 2013.

Liberty Mutual

Internship. 2012.

For some people.

Amex.

Converse.

Giphy.

HP.

Loblaws

LG.

Madison Sq. Garden.

Muzik.

Verizon.

Forget I asked

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Animated albums

05/29/17 – animation

Bridge moods

03/28/17 – photo

Wild Child

03/27/17 – animation

Animated Ink

03/13/17 – animation featured

Hello world

02/15/17 – words

Portals

01/10/17 – animation

Huge albums of the year

01/01/17 – design code featured

Line play

12/20/16 – animation

The never ending cat post

12/19/16 – photo

Table tennis social club

12/18/16 – design

Bay area #3

11/10/16 – photo featured

Digits

11/04/16 – animation code

Ghosty

10/27/16 – animation

Giphy loop dreams

10/02/16 – photo

ListenIn

09/22/16 – design animation

Assorted loops

09/01/16 – animation

Flower of life

08/27/16 – animation

Shapes

08/26/16 – animation

The Rocky Mountains

07/29/16 – photo

Dots

07/03/16 – animation

Leeeeeesh

05/26/16 – photo

Sadify

04/28/16 – animation

Logo explorations

04/17/16 – animation

Galactic eggs

01/18/16 – animation

New England

01/01/16 – photo

Bay area visit

11/22/15 – photo

One Second * Everyday

06/01/15 – video photo featured code

Dark Igloo

06/01/15 – design photo

Self-E-Wear @ F5

04/26/15 – design photo featured

Park City

03/02/15 – photo

Blizzzzard

01/27/15 – photo

Harriman State Park

11/18/14 – photo

First annual bay area visit

09/26/14 – photo

Welcome to Brooklyn

07/14/14 – photo

New Zealand

06/06/14 – photo

The Follies

05/02/14 – video code design

Nrml Mag

04/28/14 – design featured photo

Masked Musicians

04/14/14 – design code

Assorted posters

03/23/14 – design photo

TEDxPSU

03/02/14 – design photo

Headcase

10/02/13 – design code video

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Animated albums

This project is very still in-progress, but I've officially hopped aboard the "let's animate our favorite albums" train. It's always been something on my list of things to eventually make, but hearing Odesza speak at Moogfest this past Spring about their creative process is what finally inspired me to actually start (and is also why Odesza's "In Return" is the first that I animated). More covers to come! These are obviously more of an exercise in animation than design, but I'd like to use them to push character-related After Effects skillsets.

05.29.17 / Wish You Were Here added.

Bridge moods

A wonderful bit of spare time in-between jobs has resulted in a lot of photos being shot– this set was taken during a rainy walk from the Marcy Ave JMZ stop across the bridge into the Lower East Side. Mad respect to all of the bikers trekking across the bridge through the inclement weather, and everyone else who chose to walk the bridge over a subway ride.

Wild Child

No description necessary? Or at least no description available. Rendered at 6.66fps.

Animated Ink

They're probably not too far off in the future, right? Ever since Rob Banks over at East River Tattoo stamped a New England lighthouse scene onto my forearm last May, I've been itching to bring it alive in After Effects. This is probably the most time or detail I've put into an illustration/animation before (Illustrator feels like a far distant beast from my college studio days)... I started out in November but promptly forgot about it for a bit while making this site. Many little bits and pieces to this one scattering the post. Oh, and apologies for the for-sure-stuttering that this page probably has for those of you with slower internet connections...working on improvements!

Hello world

Welcome to my new site. This is my first post. Edit it or delete it, then start blogging! There was a little of bit of internal struggling making this (I deleted the project folder at least a few times) and, around the holidays, I switched away from the more traditional curated portfolio that this was before and into a bloggier format (so 2014). The posts on here are going to stay fairly casual, showing design scraps, loops, photos, and...stuff. So far it's been backfilled through senior year of college (also 2014), go ahead and take a scroll. 👋

Huge albums of the year

Huge Mixtape is a chatroom that I'm a part of at Huge where a small group of music-enthusiasts share tunes all day everyday. A few days before the end of the year, José Gasparian (@zefelipe) and I had the idea to create a site that wraps up our favorite releases of the year. Fast forward a few days and we had created (José mostly leading the design, myself handling most of the code) a site that expanded to collect album choices from Huge employees around the world in an office-wide poll. The site immediately took off, accumulating upwards of 35,000 page views and making its way to both the #1 & #2 spots of Muzli. Check out the site at mixtape.hugeinc.com.

Line play

Wiggle wiggle with it. I'm all about procrastinating (in this particular case, the procrastination was from building this site) and getting side-tracked/creative boosts out of simple geometric looping animations. The process for these quick ones usually lives entirely within After Effects, created without any original aim in mind.

The never ending cat post

At the very end of September 2014, the lads at Bainbridge took in two extremely tiny (like 3-weeks-old-tiny) kittens that were found as part of a litter of four in a coworkers back yard. As a cat-curious person confronted with the two cutest things ever, not taking the two of them in was out of the question and I quickly turned into an overly-obsessive cat dad (or roommate, depending on how you look at it) to Meagan and Ashe. After a rough start of malnourishment, worms, and fleas, the two ladies healed right up and became the center of my life-happiness.

This post is going to be a continuously expanding scroll through my cats' lives, so uh, be sure to check back every once in a while as they grow up.

Table tennis social club

Does this count as an homage? Disclaimers out to Anti Social Social Club, ofc. Huge Ping Pong wanted to be hip too, so I made these knock-offs following our end of the year tourney at Fat Cat. A large-sized thanks goes out to Huge for being really cool and throwing us money for valuable business-uses like this! Photos of the squad taken by Erica.

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