I consider myself to be extremely fortunate, because my ‘job’, such as it is, generally entails doing what I love. I call myself a designer as it’s a nice umbrella term for the web design / print design / branding work that I do, although I spend a great deal of time talking about design at numerous conferences around the globe and writing about design for online and offline publications. I wrote a book with a very silly title, but let’s not dwell too much on that.
In recent years, I’ve led the creative direction for several products and services, including the print magazines 8 Faces and Lagom, and have led design teams big and small. Thanks mainly to 8 Faces and my former role as Creative Director of Adobe Typekit (now called Adobe Fonts), my recent work has seen me collaborating with brands with a very specific focus on type and typography, and I became a judge for the D&AD Awards in the Newspaper & Magazine Design category.
Lots of nice people have been kind enough to interview me and showcase my work over the years, including Creative Review, Communication Arts, Computer Arts, The Independent, .Net, Design Week, and numerous blogs, podcasts, and online magazines. Notable former clients include Microsoft, Virgin Group, MailChimp, EMI, Founders Fund, Campaign Monitor, Brooklyn Beta, Smashing Magazine, and Automattic.
Outside of design and all of its connected parts, I record electronic music as Other Form and have released music on several independent labels. I also run my own label, Unknown Movements, which releases music on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats from myself and other artists.