Floating Orange
Design. Write. Learn.

About Me

PM      Designer     Writer     Learner

Welcome to my portfolio. As you look around, you'll begin to notice that I have somewhat of a split personality: part creative and part project manager. I don't really know why that is, all I know is that I have a deep appreciation for both esthetics and getting shit done.

I love design because it's simple and yet infinitely complex, just like people. I started my design career as a Project Manager. Frustrated with bad product designs, I took a hands-on approach to make my products better by drawing pictures and asking users how they were going to use the products I was responsible for delivering. It taught me that Design and Delivery are inextricable from one another and both demand curiosity and discernment.

I'm an INTJ (with ENTJ tendencies), which means I love researching complex problems and creating order. I have little patience for inefficiency and confusion. I hope this is reflected in my designs and my approach to managing projects. My Design philosophy is best summed up by my favorite author, Antione de Saint-Exupery, who wrote, "In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away."  Conversely, my Project Management philosophy is best summed up by Dwight D. Eisenhower, who observed that "Plans are nothing. Planning is everything."

Please look around. If you like anything you see, I would love to hear from you!

Ted