I believe the human condition binds the world together in a way that creates both dissonance and beauty. I believe my role as a designer is to find out what should be done about that, then do it with care and skill alongside an imaginative group of people—I’ve found that stories are best told in tandem.
I decided to be a designer after I learned to build my first website. I liked design because I liked having the power at my fingertips to send purple webpages flying through cyberspace. Then I found out purple isn’t a great color.
Over the years, my idea of what design is and why I think I should be a designer has changed a lot. It will probably keep changing as our technology gets smarter and our society's needs change, but for now it seems my choice to be a designer, developer, researching-bookworm-whathaveyou is simply a by-product of my desire to help create a platform for good people to share what they have to offer to our world.
I think design is anthropology simmered down into tangibility and action. It's just people with a message, and I get to help shape how the world hears it. It doesn't need to be pretty, but it should. I believe what design essentially needs is to reach out and inspire. That’s grounded in a lot more than colors and code, but I must admit—I still love them, too.