I’m an interface designer focused on the open source WordPress software. Since 2011 I’ve work at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Tumblr, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Akismet, Pocket Casts, Day One, and more.

During my time at Automattic, I’ve worked on…

  • …WordPress.org, the open-source powerhouse that is used by over 40% of the internet’s most popular sites. As part of the Automattic sponsored design team, I’ve worked on WordPress 4.2 – 6.0 releases, having major contributes to the Gutenberg block editor, widgets, theme and plugin directories, among many other contributions to the code, design, and community.
  • …Calypso, the open-source, React-powered interface for WordPress.com’s products and services.
  • …WooCommerce, helping one of the most popular e-commerce solutions integrate with the new world of the WordPress’ Block and Site Editors.
  • …Site Creation, helping brand new WordPress.com customers build their first site in a matter of minutes.
  • …Reader, WordPress.com’s product that makes it easy to find, follow, and read your favorite online publications and blogs.
  • …the Jetpack mobile apps, offering the best mobile experience for working with any WordPress site.
  • …VaultPress, the original real-time backup and security plugin for WordPress. Now a part of Jetpack, one of the most popular plugins available.
  • …Editorial, helping our amazing team of writers and editors to improve the design, copywriting quality, and increase traffic for all of our online publications including the WordPress.com Blog, Longreads, the Daily Post, Blogging University — and across all of Automattic’s products.
  • …a lot more things that are too numerous to list here.

Before all that, I…

  • …founded a small web design agency named Upstate Interactive, working with startup companies from around the globe to establish their website and brand.
  • …created XHTMLGenius.com offering rapid creation of standards-compliant HTML and CSS websites and templates.
  • …worked at a design agency in Miami, helping global brands bring their messages online for the first time in the early 2000’s.
  • …helped to manage the website for Alienware, a gaming-focused computer manufacturer now owned by Dell.
  • …studied mechanical engineer, 3d modeling, physics and mathematics with degrees from SUNY Delhi and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.