I'm a very practical designer. While others are waxing poetic on UX tenants and conferences, I prefer to build things. I'm not afraid to get dirty and "tell it like it is". I love working as a team towards a clear goal.
I like taking on challenges outside of my comfort zone, while doing tons of research. Making mistakes, learning and approaching the problem directly. Minimally.
As far as my background, I'm a Bay Area native, born and raised. Movies, music, graphic art are a few of my other hobbies.
I've also got plenty of home improvement experience under my belt, and a taste for Mid-Century Modernist design. Check my blog for more personal meanderings.