I'm an American design-centered executive living in Singapore, where I'm Head of Design at Grab. I lead the design organization creating Southeast Asia's super-app.
Prior to moving to Asia, I spent all of my adult life in New York City, a place that sits strongly in my heart.
For more than fifteen years I've designed and built multi-sided marketplaces: First a designer-made marketplace named Supermarket (now defunct) that I co-founded, then Etsy, followed by Artsy, and now Grab. The nature of that design has morphed over time. What began as the craft of creating easy-to-use and attractive online shopping, selling, and communication software evolved to be rooted in creating long-term value through design contributions that benefit and strengthen an entire enterprise.
I've given dozens of interviews over the years and served on juries for design awards, arts awards, and scholarships, which can be seen in the archive.
I authored a book titled Product Design for the Web that was published by New Riders in 2013. It is currently out of print. You can find e-book versions and copies from independent book sellers through Amazon and other retailers.
Prior to that, I founded and directed a design studio—Citizen Scholar Inc.—that worked with clients in education, environment, arts, and social good.
This website is a lightly edited, continuously evolving personal archive. Its current incarnation is built using Webflow.