I'm a 38 year old product designer who likes to get his hands dirty. I am interested in the full lifecycle of product development, with a constant growth mindset.


My family and I are native Oregonians and have lived in Eugene (~10 years), as well as Portland and Salem. We love the Pacific Northwest and try to get outside as much as possible.


My superpowers are best delivered in a bullet list:

  • Design methods and systems
  • Planning and execution
  • Vision setting
  • Communication and Influence
  • Critique and facilitation
  • Learning and mentoring
  • Conceptual Thinking and Modeling
  • User-centered design
  • Technical and Product Knowledge
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • User Research
  • Design Strategy
  • Gap Analysis and Prioritization
  • Journey mapping


2023 Atlassian

Lead designer across Trello, Confluence, Jira work Management, and Atlas.

2019 – 2022 Atlassian - Confluence

Designer for Confluence. I worked to launch Confluence Free and Premium. I worked with the Discovery and Organization team to redesign the Home experience.

2016 – 2018 Atlassian - SourceTree + Bitbucket

Designer for SourceTree and Bitbucket. I completely redesigned and modersnized the SourceTree desktop applications for MacOS and Windows. On Bitbucket, I lead an initiative to redesign the Pull Request experience, introducing a new file tree and sidebar.

2014 – 2015 Atlassian - Hipchat

Folded HipChat into the Atlassian product family, rethinking the design system to incorporate OS level patterns, both desktop and mobile.

2011 – 2014 Atlassian - Bitbucket

Design lead for Bitbucket. Redesigned over 70 views and workflows. Optimized signup funnels to help reach a user base of over 1 million worldwide. Implemented Lean UX methodologies to change a developer driven culture to adopt design thinking.

2009 – Palo Alto Software

UX lead for LivePlan, a business planning SaaS product. Designed a complete user experience from the ground up, involving complex financial controls and document editing/publishing.

2008 – EPIC

Designed and coded various educational web apps. Created an identity for a network of tools giving them a unified look and feel. Clients ranged from organizations at the state, national and international level. I was also a system administrator and was responsible for moving a data center.

2007 – University of Oregon

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts.

2006 – GEAR UP

Developed content for a bilingual site and managed MySQL databases. I also maintained a legacy custom CMS in PHP.