Working a startup company provides all the excitement of skydiving on the Moon, without the reassuring knowledge that you’ve packed a reserve parachute.
I worked at PDI/DreamWorks until 2006, writing in-house computer animation software, with a focus on UX.
In my nonexistent spare time, I wrote the iOS app The Fourth Dimension, which has had over 30,000 paid installs and has a 4.5 star average from 570 App Store ratings, despite being a small niche tutorial about higher dimensional mathematics for teenagers. The Fourth Dimension received glowing reviews on The Verge, Cult of Mac, BuzzFeed, and other sites.
In 2013, I received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for writing the interactive 3D lighting application Light with my coworkers Lawrence Kesteloot and Dan Wexler.
I have credits on the first three Shrek movies, Madagascar, and other films.
I grew up in upstate New York and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
I live in Palo Alto with my wonderful family, Greta, Miranda, and Axel.