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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Dark Igloo

For three months in the Spring of 2015 I had a stay with the homies at Dark Igloo, & they were a few of the most outrageously cool months of my life. Dark Igloo, run by Dave Franzese & Mark Miller is a company that specializes. I joined the team as an Eskimo. During our hang I got to work on cool things for places like Giphy, Kong, & Converse while also helping create internal virtual realities of the future, with Self-E-Wear.

One of the first things I was asked to do was to photograph the studio. I was ecstatic. In their own words, Dark Igloo is...a friendship that became a house, a house that became a company, and a company that wrote a sentence about itself. Here's the house.

Despite taking three or four hundred shots of the studio and not being quite done shooting (let alone editing), there was some real work to be done. Kong is a recently launched app developed by Path that asked Dark Igloo to put together some promotional videos. What this really meant is that we spent a week or two taking selfies with our phones showing off various features, like "Be your selfie" or "Having fun".

I also create an animation for their logo.

Throughout the whole experience various stuff was being worked on for Giphy. We put together a video of an April Fools joke titled "GIFt Delivery" alongside a cheesey craptastic companion website that I designed/coded/goofed with, made a bunch of wallpapers, worked on a Gif-Jockey vj'ing app (still in development), and touched tips.

The largest production of my time at the igloo was Self-E-Wear...large enough to have its own project page! Here are the cliffs–Self-E-Wear is the only VR headset with the power to show you how cool you look wearing a VR headset. Equal parts interactive art piece, futurist dance party, and waiting in line at Space Mountain. Designed and built from scratch, the team at Dark Igloo debuted it at F5 Fest to huge smiles and several noise violations. I designed/coded its promo website and took photos at the launch event.

The summer wrapped up with a series of promotional shorts for Converse's line of water proof shoes, the Rubber Collection. I was involved in set production and behind the scenes photos.
Take a look at the Igloo's page with more videos and footage!

My time at Dark Igloo was killer, and we achieved a whole bunch of squad goals and grandma slices. I parted with a Dave-original illustration of my cat getting stuck in one of our Converse tubes & got to start my Igloo pin collection.

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