Speaking Appearances

Q&A

Tell me more about this website.

This site is built with HTML5 and CSS3, is powered by ExpressionEngine CMS, and hosted with (mt) Media Temple. It was designed with a responsive, mobile-first approach in mind and makes use of Scott Jehl’s Picturefill.js for responsive image support.

What's your illustration process? Which tools do you use?

I always sketch on paper first before heading to the computer. If you hire me for an illustration job, you’ll always see paper roughs before I proceed with the digital stages. As for tools, I switch between my Wacom Intuos 4 and Cintiq 24HD, depending on the job. I work primarily in Illustrator and Photoshop, but sometimes I dabble in Painter.

What are your tools for web design?

I dabble with new tools and techniques all the time, but the basics are: TextWrangler for Mac OSX for coding, an array of various browsers and a subscription to BrowserStack for testing, Filament Group's SouthStreet tools for responsive design, and Illustrator and/or Photoshop for mockups and wireframing. Other than that, I use MAMP, Color Oracle, Transmit, Terminal (for Github), FreeAgent, Pages, and Keynote. And probably more!

You must have a good camera! What kind do you have?

I'm not partial to any particular camera brand, but I own a Nikon D90. I also love shooting with my various Holga and lo-fi film cameras. I use Nikon Speedlights on location and Alien Bee strobes in the studio.

Will you speak at my conference?

It’s very possible! Drop me a line on my contact page and tell me more about your conference.