Obligatory random character image that I repurposed
Had to do something fun with CSS to make sure I could still code
Is this the "fold"? What is a fold, really?
What you care about
I lead teams of designers and developers toward improving user experiences in marketing. Sure, marketing may not sound like the optimal place to get a good user experience (modals, popups, chatbots, shitty information architecture, business objectives, etc.). But I've spent most of my career protecting the user, making sure the experiences we're creating are what they would create for themselves. It's not always fast, but we've moved a lot of needles in the right direction.
I get it. Sometimes you just want to know a little bit about someone when you visit their site and move along. Most of my experience is on LinkedIn, so go there to find it.
Yeah? What about it? That's what I'm good at. The font I pick or the cool colors I add to my designs tend to do very little for the site user. It's also subjective. So you fill in the blanks. What would my site look like if it was for you?
A really cool picture goes here. Just imagine how cool it is.
I’m Dan, a Red Hatter I built this portfolio site to make sure I was spending enough time on me. When you’re a design leader, it’s often hard to invest time in yourself. My free time often goes to scheduling that 1:1 that I haven’t had a chance to do yet, or spending 15 minutes […]
Design systems and enablement Sometimes being a designer means making sure others have what they need to design. That could be a designer, a developer, a strategist, among others. Every stage of the process needs design, whether its someone considering a possible future strategy or a designer creating a pixel-perfect component for their experience. For […]
Cross-team sharing I helped to start a concept of sharing across our large (at the time) 30 person or so design & development team (it’s now grown to close to 60). As our team evolved, it was becoming more and more difficult to stay connected. What we found useful in smaller sessions were leaders of […]