2002Used OS X for the first time2009Acquired MFA at UIC

1993 Successfully connected to a dial-up BBS from my Amiga 1200
2000 Used Napster Illegally from my iMac G3 and felt remorse
2003 Acquired BA at DePaul University
2010 Started work at Wright
2013 Started work at Electric Pulp
2013 Designed and built Moon
2013 Designed and built Blind which was featured on Daring Fireball
2013 Built Duo with Electric Pulp
2013 Started work at Facebook
2014 Released Privacy Checkupcustom gender optionsa new privacy selector, and birthday confetti
2014 Helped change the default privacy of Facebook from Public to Friends
2015 Started work on Facebook Groups

 

I enjoy designing and developing product experiences.

I currently work as the Lead Product Designer at Facebook on Groups. I am happy to design for a huge and active group of people who are spread all around the world. I get to work with some of the most talented designers in the world on a daily basis in a unique environment that encourages you to pursue working on projects that matter to you.

Before Facebook, I was working as a Front-End Developer at Electric Pulp building the responsive commerce websites. Electric Pulp is a fantastic agency in South Dakota that specializes in e-commerce sites. While I was there, we also built Duo, an macOS web browser for responsive web developers.

I’ve also built and released two other apps to the App Store, MOON for iOS and Blind Browser for macOS. MOON has become the most popular moon app in the world and Blind was mentioned on Daring Fireball and has become a resource for web developers working in higher resolutions.

I got started in design and development at Wright, an auction house in Chicago. I helped create the most engaging auction website in the industry with my colleagues. In three years, page views increased 350% and average visitor duration increased by 30%.

In my spare time I make music, fly drones, and relentlessly scour the internet with my wonderful gemini wife. You might also find me performing somewhat heroic acts on various video game platforms. My name is usually gargarbot.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to get in touch.