Dropmark is the smart way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual collections. As part of the 3 person team at Oak Studios, I help shape the product vision, design, and development. In 2015, I focused on making the product self-sustaining, leading the creation of the Teams offering, additional “Pro” features like annotations and an overall improved user experience. In 2016, these efforts continue with an improved browser extension and a refresh to the Dropmark brand.
I’m a designer and front-end developer interested in prototyping, designing, and building practical, purpose-driven digital products. Currently at Nava creating software that radically improves how our government serves people.
Selected works from 2007–2017
Initially designed and built in one month at Oak Studios, Siteleaf has grown to become a formidable CMS for static Jekyll websites. Our philosophy behind Siteleaf is that you should be able to host your website anywhere you want. That websites should be able to outlive their CMS. That our tools should be simplified, but not dumbed down.
As part of the 4 person team, I lead the design and front-end development of the CMS focusing on building powerful management controls while aiming to make it as simple and clear as possible for clients who may just want to update their damn site.
AWS Lambda functions to process videos and resize images.
AWS Lambda function that: Scrapes any number of web pages you define, searching for new links on the page, and (optionally) filters the results by keyword. If it finds results, it sends an email to you via AWS SES.
AWS workflow (Lambda, SES, and S3) that receives new emails, parses highlights (from iBooks, Kindle, and Readmill), and adds them to a Siteleaf site.
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg. In 2012, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, they approached Oak Studios to help design and build their online presence. As part of the team, I led the design and front-end development of the initial CreativeMornings.com which was translated into 11 languages, included over 350 hours of video and an administrative section for hosts to manage event registration and content. Over time, through our ongoing relationship with CreativeMornings, we've continued to lead the site's development, supporting a site that has grown to over 100k users, over 2k videos, and a presence in over 130 cities across the world.
I read in iBooks and Kindle, where the highlights ecosystem isn't exactly the most open. To get around this, I devised this hacky solution which uses Email, AWS, and Siteleaf to get a grasp on my highlights and share them online. This is the site where all of those highlights end up.
Blue was the first iOS app we launched at Oak, and was designed and built in one week during our yearly team getaway. Blue provides 36-hour weather forecasts relevant to your location in a fast and fun interface. You can swipe up to see each hour represented in a colorful gradient visual, generated based on three variables: temperature, humidity, and sunrise/sunset times.
I was responsible for conceptualizing and creating a marketing page for the app and decided the best way to explain the app was to show it in action and let it speak for itself. Over a period of 24 hours, using an iPad I recorded a timelapse of the Los Angeles cityscape from the balcony of the Airbnb we were staying at. From there I recreated the app's interface in HTML & CSS, then paired a CSS animation of the interface with the timelapse video background, demonstrating the relation between weather, time, and the interface's color gradient.
Gazette was a product experiment I helped birth at Oak Studios. It allowed you to subscribe to your favorite blogs, websites, and publications and receive a weekly, personalized ebook to read and highlight on iOS, Kindle, or other device that supported ePub/Mobi formats. It synced issues with Readmill, Kindle, and also allowed you to download directly. Unfortunately it didn't take off how we would've liked and we decided to shelve the idea in 2014 in order to focus on other products.
Additional projects I'm proud of
Stories of ex-convicts who changed their hustle
Listen and Watch
Music videos uninterrupted
Recorded stories told by my grandparents
Share and discover inspiring, informative videos
- 2016 Instapaper Exporter - Chrome extension
- 2015 Multisearch - Chrome extension
- 2015 2015 Portfolio
- 2013 Pocket II
- 2013 2013 Portfolio
- 2012 Pocket 2012
- 2012 Mozilla Persona: Passphrase demo 2
- 2012 Mozilla Persona: Passphrase demo 1
- 2012 Mozilla Persona: CSS button
- 2012 2012 Portfolio
- 2011 OnSwipe demo: Complex Mag
- 2011 OnSwipe demo: NY Times
- 2010 Burdette Networks
- 2010 My POV 360
- 2009 Turkey Tails
- 2009 2009 Portfolio
- 2007 Tuscarora Educational Foundation