Digital strategist, product developer, angel investor
Currently, I'm the VP Digital for Starbucks Coffee Company based in Shanghai China. Previously, I was a founder/designer of four venture backed start-ups based in Seattle and a co-founder of one YCombinator company. I operate Curious Office and lead company incubating and investments. I was the designer/founder of Zapd, (an Apple App of the Week and Editor's Staff Pick). Zapd was acquired by RealSelf in 2013. I also started Inkd, the first marketplace for buying and selling professional graphic design templates & Imagekind, the first online venue to buy, sell or create original art prints. Imagekind was sold to CafePress. In 2000, I started and sold RocketVox to thePlatform (a Comcast company) and I designed an app that we sold to the good people at betaworks in NYC. I spent several years at RealNetworks and other pioneering companies in the digital video space. My career started at Spry, which was the first commercial web browser in 1994 based on the original Mosaic source code. Occassionally, I'll talk at conferences like the AIGA about UX, UI and building digital products. Feel free to send me an email or reach me via Twitter.