Design and code from super-sunny Seattle.
Just kidding — everything changed.
My entire career has been about changing evolving with design. When web design started taking over, I knew that’s where I wanted to be, so I followed the heavy hitters of the time (Zeldman, anyone?) and taught myself code. This was long before the debate on whether designers should code or not. For me, it was a no-brainer; I wanted to build the things I designed, and code allowed me to do that.
My love for design and code is really just a love for problem solving. How do I communicate clearly and quickly? And how can I be most efficient when building these designs? Those two challenges keep me going.
When I’m not designing stuff or geeking out over code, I’m outside with my wife and son. Seattle has some amazing local parks with nice, 3–6 mile hikes, and some of the most scenic hikes in the country (or world?) just a couple hours from the city. Hiking is a great mental break and my main method of exercise.
Experience (18 years)
Oct 2011 – Feb 2016 (4 years 5 months)
Jul 2010 – Oct 2011 (1 year 4 months)
Sep 2006 – Jul 2010 (3 years 11 months)
Pitcock Design Group
Aug 1999 – Dec 2005 (6 years 5 months)
South Bend, IN