I’ve long felt that designers have an obligation and responsibility to further the field of design through writing. Who better to build upon the work of previous generations than those of us practicing today?

The advancement of this beautiful, wonderful field of work requires voices. We need criticism, we need theory, we need exposition. We need you.

Personally, I’ve made it a goal to spend a fair amount of my time putting pen to paper in an effort to add my voice for the collective good. Below is a selection of some of the work I’ve contributed.

Writing Published Elsewhere

Leveraging Social Media on Your Own Terms
The Vancouver Business Journal; March 16, 2018

Dancing the Dance: Productivity as a Concept of Fits and Starts
The Human in the Machine, SuperYesMore; October 6, 2017

Designing Space + Defining Place: the Role of Design in the Built Environment
AIGA Portland; April 20, 2017

Tiny Packages: Unboxing the Pocket Chip
WebVisions; August 11, 2016

Breaking Boundaries: Women in Design and Tech Leadership
WebVisions; July 1, 2016

Out of the Box: Unboxing the Pi-Top
Digital Trends; December 16, 2015

A New Work Paradigm: Digital Nomads and Location Independence
WebVisions; November 24, 2015

How Hacking Happiness Brought Together a Community
WebVisions; August 5, 2015

Fresh Perspectives: Women in Tech
WebVisions; April 15, 2015

The Power of Design Sketching
WebVisions; April 9, 2015

Keys to Design & Happiness
AIGA Portland; October 22, 2014

Recap: Just Like Being There
AIGA Portland; August 7, 2013

The ALA Primer Part 2: Resources for Beginners
A List Apart; October 9, 2006

The ALA Primer: A Guide for New Readers
A List Apart; September 12, 2006


Jack of All Trades, Master of Many: An Interview with Brian Kappel
Interview with Brian Kappel of Space Monkey Designs. // AIGA; January 4, 2018

Focusing on a Flexible Future: A Talk with Jeffrey Zeldman
Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman of studio.zeldman // AIGA; October 16, 2017

The Evolution of the Entrepreneur: An Interview with Josh Kenyon
Interview with Josh Kenyon of Jolby & Friends. // AIGA; May 25, 2017

Embracing Variability: A Discussion with Thomas Phinney on Fonts
Interview with Thomas Phinney of FontLab. // WebVisions; September 16, 2016

Examining Cultural Need: Discussing Design Anthropology with Amélie Lamont
Interview with Boon Sheridan; designer, author. // WebVisions; July 20, 2016

Navigating Signal and Noise: Finding Your Direction with Boon Sheridan
Interview with Boon Sheridan; designer, author. // WebVisions; May 11, 2016

Questioning the Designer as Artist: A Brief Chat with Sarah Hall
Interview with Sarah Hall of Harley&Co. // WebVisions; March 24, 2016

Making Time With Timothy Goodman
Interview with Timothy Goodman; designer, illustrator. // AIGA Portland; March 17, 2016

An Interview with Paula Scher
Interview with Paula Scher of Pentagram Design. // AIGA Portland; March 3, 2016

Independence or Bust: In Conversation with Aaron Draplin
Interview with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Company (DDC). // WebVisions; February 25, 2016

Understanding the Journey: A Discussion With Nathan Shedroff
Interview with Nathan Shedroff; entrepreneur, ux designer, writer, speaker. // WebVisions; February 10, 2016

Leading with Content: Talking Strategy with Margot Bloomstein
Interview with Margot Bloomstein of Appropriate, Inc. // WebVisions; January 27, 2016

In the Throes of Change: An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff
Interview with Douglas Rushkoff; author, teacher, documentarian, technologist. // WebVisions; January 20, 2016

Why Usable Designs Avoid Bullshit: An Interview with Meagan Fisher
Interview with Meagan Fisher; designer, speaker. // WebVisions; January 16, 2016

Yoni Bloch: Video and the New World of Storytelling
Interview with Yoni Bloch of EKO. // WebVisions; December 9, 2015

Embracing Location Independence: An Interview with Jason Lengstorf
Interview with Jason Lengstorf; digital nomad, developer, writer, speaker. // WebVisions; December 2, 2015

Igniting Passion: A Discussion with Brett Waskelewicz
Interview with Brett Waskelewicz of Wondersauce. // WebVisions; October 28, 2015

The Art of Downshifting: A Chat with Kent Nichols
Interview with Kent Nichols, digital filmmaker. // WebVisions; September 30, 2015

User Research is More than Mechanics: An Interview with Susan Mercer
Interview with Susan Mercer of Mad*Pow. // WebVisions; September 16, 2015

Stop Presenting and Start Prototyping! An Interview with Joe Stewart
Interview with Joe Stewart of Work & Co. // WebVisions; August 24, 2015

Happiness Through Experience: A Discussion with Pamela Pavliscak
Interview with Pamela Pavliscak of Change Sciences // WebVisions; August 20, 2015

The Story is the Thing: A Talk with Andy Davidhazy
Interview with Andy Davidhazy, creative director // WebVisions; July 23, 2015

Reframe Now! An Interview with Mona Patel
Interview with Mona Patel of Motivate Design // WebVisions; June 24, 2015

Becoming Agile: An Interview with Robert Stulle
Interview with Robert Stulle of EdenSpiekermann // WebVisions; June 17, 2015

Deriving Happiness: An Interview with Stefan Sagmeister
Interview with Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh // WebVisions; June 3, 2015

Hazel Jennings: Content Strategy is Now
Interview with Hazel Jennings of Twitter // WebVisions; May 28, 2015

The Future of Manufacturing Will Happen on Your Desktop
Interview with Jesse Lozano of Pi-Top // Boing Boing; May 5, 2015