How to Draw a Startup is a new personal project of mine, a podcast miniseries about the evolving role of illustration in the tech industry. I spoke with over a dozen illustrators, designers, art directors, educators, and more to understand why illustration is used, how illustrated brands are crafted, and where illustrators fit in creative teams.
From 2014–2017, I helped run Refresh Boston, a free meetup for Greater Boston's design and development community, and the local chapter of the international Refreshing Cities collective. We were proud to feature extraordinary speakers and consistently draw an engaged, inquisitive crowd.
IdeaPaint transforms nearly any surface into a dry erase whiteboard. Naturally, every surface at the company's Boston headquarters is painted with it, creating an office-sized canvas. Every other month, IdeaPaint invites a local artist to create an art installation in their unique space, covering hundreds of square feet with just dry erase markers. I love a good challenge, and couldn't turn down an invitation to be their December 2014 Studio Session artist.
On October 1, 2013, Fresh Tilled Soil held its first annual UX Fest. The event brought together Boston's UX community to explore how every aspect of a business–from design and technology to marketing and strategy–contributes to the user experience. I was proud to help conceive of and organize the event, as well as to lead a session with Matias Corea of Behance.
On the eve of the 2012 presidential election, Fresh Tilled Soil and Design Museum Boston hosted a portfolio review night for Boston's creative community. We were joined by hundreds of others across the globe, all participating in a portfolio review week coordinated by Behance. Dozens of creatives across a multitude of disciplines gathered together to share their work and learn from their peers.