Available for select clients

I started shipping iOS apps in 2008. I've led mobile projects at startups like Hipmunk and Level Money. I've helped clients out of tough spots with a blend of interaction design, software development and project leadership know-how. I've taught teenagers and grownups how computers work and how to write code. I speak, write and mentor.

I do quite a bit

I probably can't build you a whole app or come on-site for an extended engagement.

But if you need help or advice from someone who understands communication and building software, I might be able to squeeze you in.


PREVIOUS WORK

Level Money

Credits:

  • Interaction Designer
  • Principal Developer
  • App Icon

Level is a tool designed to teach budgeting skills and financial literacy. The app provides daily feedback about financial goals along with a birds-eye view of spending across multiple checking and credit card accounts.

I led the development of Level's iOS project from the prototyping phase, through multiple rounds of beta testing, endless rounds of design iteration and a smashing launch.

Level was recognized by Apple as an Editor's Choice, with front-page placement on day one.


Hipmunk

Credits:

  • Principal Interaction Designer
  • Principal Developer
  • Visual Designer

Hipmunk is beloved by travelers for its distinctive visualizations and friendly interface. Hipmunk for iPhone + iPad gave users a powerful, mobile tool for finding the best flights and hotels.

I led the design and development of Hipmunk's iOS project from concept through launch, adding iPad support, Hotel search and tabbed searches over the course of two years.

Hipmunk was recognized by Apple multiple times, including nationwide installation on in-store demo devices and App Store front page features.


Independent Apps

Credits:

  • Principal Interaction Designer
  • Principal Developer
  • Visual Designer

I began my iOS career by designing, developing and launching four different apps, one of which was recognized by Apple with an App Store front page feature.


Sounds reasonably credible, right?


PRAISE

"...their custom date picker is simply brilliant. Hipmunk has a good web interface too, but it has nothing on the iPhone interface. This is why native apps matter."

John Gruber, Daring Fireball

"You could try any one of a number of free search tools from the likes of Kayak, Expedia, and whatever travel site you care to name. But save yourself the time and jump directly to Hipmunk’s offering for a clean app that really takes advantage of Apple’s mobile operating system."

Philip Michaels, Macworld

"...for people with just a few bills to pay per month and a predictable cash flow, there’s no better app for providing clarity on your finances. One thing well? This app does it."

Ellis Hamburger, The Verge, reviewing Level Money