Hi there

I’m a person living in Brooklyn, interested in computers and creativity.

I work as a design director at Automattic, exploring how computation can make design more efficient and inclusive.

Previously I worked at frog design as a technology lead — building interactive installations, prototyping digital + physical products, and advising clients on what to do with technology and data. I’ve made some art, and I once appeared on a robot-fighting reality television show in China with my friend Adam.

I graduated from the University of Michigan, and the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU. Something ITP’s founder, Red Burns, said guides me to this day:

… don’t see the world as a market, but rather a place that people live in – you are designing for people – not machines.

Someday I’ll aggregate work and writings and brag more about all the things I’ve done (read: not much), but for now that’s it.

Please say hello, I’m on twitter, are.naGitHub, and LinkedIn.