DESIGN wields the power to convey an extraordinary amount information by fusing aesthetics with usability. It's not about "making things pretty"; it's about tailoring interfaces to coordinate with the human element.

I relish international travel and make an effort to see a new country every year. Learning from other cultures helps us all to see the familiar in new ways, pertinent to design. Brain teasers, puns, and social psychology are my other loves.

Sometimes I write limericks. Sometimes I catch live shows. I've been in one band, formed by my students in China, and have done open-mic a few times. Other times I aspire to be a hand model.

Oh, and just for fun, occasionally I like to get my picture taken with celebrities or public figures whose work I generally admire.

Wyatt Cenac

Correspondent and writer from The Daily Show
2016.11.28

Jason Jones

Actor and writer from The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect
2016.02.17

Jessica Williams

Correspondent, comedian, and writer from The Daily Show
2014.12.08

Jason Schwartzman

Actor and musician
2014.10.14

Zach Woods

Comedy actor a.k.a. Gabe from The Office
2013.07.14

Jim Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian and writer
2012.01.26

Blink-182

Bassist and singer Mark Hoppus
2011.11.15

Franz Ferdinand

Rhythm guitarist, keyboardist Nick McCarthy
2009.05.07

John Hodgman

The Daily Show's resident expert
2008.11.21

John Oliver and Rob Riggle

Former correspondents on The Daily Show
2008.11.19

Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live cast member
2007.04.05

Mo Rocca

He likes to memorize world capitals for fun
2006.10.26

Goo Goo Dolls

Meet and greet before the show
2006.07.19

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl, frontman to one of my most favorite bands ever
2005.10.02

Ben Folds

Ben Folds of Ben Folds. Sometimes Five.
2006.03.08

Green Day

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong
2005.05.11

Lifehouse

Frontman Jason Wade
2003.07.31

Everclear

Drummer Greg Eklund and I talked about their tour
2003.04.02

All HTML and CSS has been hand-coded by yours truly inside Coda and uploaded to the server through Filezilla. It incorporates the usage of JQuery to make the pseudo-Polaroids draggable and Isotope to filter portfolio content.