Fotospot

Fotospot is a bootstrapped road trip app for iOS that surfaces curated, photo-worthy tourist attractions near you.

Fotospot has 100,000+ total installs and over 6,500 unique attractions in all 50 U.S. states complete with photos and original written content. The app’s rated 4.8 stars with over 1.6K ratings in the Apple App Store.

Recently, Fotospot has collaborated with Apple Maps to bring you Guides for the best photo-worthy locations for travel destinations across the U.S. We currently have 56 guides live in Apple Maps covering 25 states.

My Role: Founder + Product + Design + Marketing

Download: Apple App Store
Facebook: @fotospotapp
Instagram: @fotospotapp

Fotospot Swag

Fotospot uses gamification to encourage app activity. Earn points by getting followers, checking in, and adding photos (plus a few more “secret” ways). Use points to redeem products in the Fotospot Store.

My role: Apparel Design

Download: Apple App Store

Pizza Party

Pizza Party was a venture-funded digital goods and print-on-demand marketplace for iOS where you buy and collect rare, one-of-a-kind digital stickers (to use in iMessage, Snapchat, Instagram, and email) and real life products like backpacks, canvas prints, temporary tattoos, vinyl stickers, throw pillows, and tote bags.

The platform featured stickers from independent artists with 50,000 digital stickers collected, 40,000 downloads, and rated 4.7 stars on 800+ ratings in the Apple App Store.

My Role: Founder + Product + Design + Marketing

Due to scaling challenges and limited funding, the app was shut down in late 2020.

Instagram: @pizzapartyapp

Sticker Illustrations

In addition to founding the Pizza Party app, I was also one of the app’s best selling digital artists. Check out a few samples of my original vector-based character sets. To see more, tap on over to the Pizza Party Instagram Feed.

My Role: Illustration

Instagram: @pizzapartyapp

Heads & Tails

Heads & Tails by Petco was a pet selfie app that paid you $10 if your photo hit 100 likes and donated another $10 in your name to help animals in need. This app was very successful in attracting new, millennial customers to Petco.

In less than a year, Heads & Tails had over 100,000 downloads, was rated 4.7 stars (from 5,400+ ratings), averaged 1,200 DAUs, generated over 220,000 selfies, 13M+ selfie likes, 100,000 pet profiles, and donated over $350,000 to the Petco Foundation (a charity dedicated helping animals).

My Role: Concept + Product + Design

Due to shifting company priorities, Heads & Tails was shut down in early 2019.

Original Paintings

In addition to all my digital work, on occasion I’ve been known to paint with acrylic on wood panels. Over the past few years, I’ve sold 47 paintings in 12 different countries. You can see my portfolio of work on the Saatchi Art website.

My Role: Artist

Saatchi Art iOS App

Discover, buy, and sell art on the go with the award-winning Saatchi Art app for iPhone. It’s never been easier for artists to sell their work to a global audience and for art lovers to find, preview, and purchase original works. Get an international art gallery experience in an app!

My Role: Concept + Product + Design

Download: Apple App Store

Ghosty

Turn your city into a virtual Ghost Town by leaving behind photos (a.k.a. ghosts) that you can only see via the Ghosty app. Tapping on a ghost inside the Ghosty “photo radius” turns on your phone’s camera and lets you find ghosts floating nearby just like a scavenger hunt. Simply collect them or let them be. It’s ok to peek, we won’t tell anyone.

My Role: Founder + Product + Design + Marketing

Due to scaling challenges and limited funding, Ghosty was shut down in early 2017.

The Pixel Awards

Pixel Awards are the leading international awards program honoring exceptional design & technology since 2006.

Our goal has always been to reward and elevate exceptional design & technology that help inspire and advance our industry. Our audience of makers and inventors – whether they are brands, designers, technologists, or business owners – make some of the best work in the industry.

My Role: Founder + Product + Design + Marketing

Acquired by Your Majesty in February 2014.

Cuteness.com

Cuteness is a super pawesome pet community made exclusively for pets, by pets. It’s a place where your dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles (or anything else for that matter), can have their very own Facebook-style profile complete with photos, videos, status updates, friends, comments, and more!

Cuteness grew from a fun idea to 2.5MM+ monthly visits and over 320K Facebook fans.

My Role: Founder + Product + Design + Marketing

Acquired by Leaf Group in June 2015.

Facebook: @cutenessinc
Instagram: @cutenessinc

Crash City Guides

Funded by Idealab, Crash was a west coast city guide focused on photo-worthy tourist attractions. Discover 7 hidden waterfalls, 9 giant donuts (and 1 bagel), 46 awesome film locations, 50 unbelievable street art pieces from artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Dabs Myla, plus 162 more of Los Angeles’ most unique, beautiful, and just plain weird tourist attractions. So why pay for one of those sightseeing buses when you can get every cool Los Angeles attraction on your phone for free?

My Role: Founder + Product + Design + Marketing

Crash City Guides was acquired by Oversee.net in December 2013.

Web: Idealab

Crowdrise

Crowdrise is the world’s largest and fastest growing fundraising platform dedicated exclusively to charitable giving. Crowdrise is used by millions of individuals to raise money for personal causes and their favorite charities.

My Role: Product + Design

Acquired by GoFundMe in January 2017.

Ice Cream Social

Users have their very own private Instagram-like feed(s) and the only way people can see the content in that feed is be invited by the channel owner. You can own multiple feeds, all with different audiences. Some examples might include a Girl Scout troop, a book club, a 4th grade class, or even your old college buddies. Really, any group you can think of can have a private feed. I’m accomplishing this by introducing the proven idea of TV channels to an app. Every feed in the app will have a unique channel number (and name), that way if you want to invite your friends to your channel, all you’d have to do is tell them your channel number. In this age of oversharing, I believe the idea of a private social network will be a welcomed change.

My Role: Concept + Product + Design

At this time, Ice Cream Social is only a concept.