I’m a curious guy.

I’ve been employed as a graphic designer, a coder, an artist, and a director. I’m not any of these things. I’m just naturally curious—and ultimately that’s what I get paid for. Currently I make things for Google Creative Lab. I learned to program computers at an early age but studied art instead, earning my BFA in Communication Design from the University of Connecticut and later my MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University.

As an artist I’ve exhibited work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Fondation Cartier in Paris, SFMOMA in San Francisco, and I’ve served as an artist in residence at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Germany. I’ve collaborated on pieces with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Robert Gerard Pietrusko, and others.

I’ve taught data visualization and JavaScript to graduate students at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and conducted various design and code workshops in the US and Europe including the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, and the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne. Visiting schools as a guest critic—meeting talented students and their mentors—is fun. Invite me to yours.

After winning a Young Guns Award agencies like Google, Wieden+Kennedy, and Landor Associates began inviting me over to lecture about my work. I discovered I like speaking in front of crowds (even though I’m sometimes shy in person). One of my favorites was speaking at the Creativity and Technology conference in London. I haven’t been asked to speak at TED (no surprise, really) but they did have me on their judging panel for their first annual Ads Worth Spreading competition.

I also have an interest in writing though I haven’t much (yet). It’s Nice That asked me to submit something for their inaugural issue so I wrote about Frank Drake’s 1974 Arecibo Message to aliens. Do you have any idea how crazy it would be to get a phone call from aliens? Is our universe really just one blip in the multiverse? Can kittens perform quantum computation? Am I really here now or am I much older and this is but a memory I’m revisiting whilst sundowning? I have trouble sleeping sometimes.