Websites for Artists Workshop 2015

Next month I’ll be teaching a workshop, Websites for Artists at LIFT in Toronto. It’ll take place Monday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 16 2015, from 6 to 10 pm. From the programme:

This two-evening workshop provides an overview of how to establish a web presence to compliment your artistic practice...

Touchscreen interactive for the Chinese American Museum Los Angeles

The main view of the interactive presents a map of the world.

I recently had the opportunity to again collaborate with the Chinese American Museum on an interactive touchscreen in-gallery kiosk. The piece is part of the exhibition Tales of the Distant Past: The Story of Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora and illustrates the Chinese diaspora around the world...

HBO’s The Leftovers filmed at Spellerberg Projects

103 S. Main St., Lockhart TX dressed as Miracle Gifts

From May to October 2015 my building was leased by the Warner Brothers team producing season two of HBO’s The Leftovers. Thanks to their their skilled application of movie magic, the City of Lockhart’s historic district portrayed the fictional town of Jarden and my building, 103 South Main, was transformed into “Miracle Gifts.”

The dressing was convincing; I witnessed more than one civilian mistake it for a functioning gift shop...

Museum Computer Network 2015: WordPress as Museum Web CMS

I’ll presenting a session at MCN2015 in Minneapolis this November, in collaboration with Sarah Wambold. Titled WordPress as Museum Web CMS: Development and Content Strategy, the core audience for this discussion will be web teams considering implementing a CMS (or switching from another), are evaluating WordPress and want to know what to expect...

Design for Artist Elana Langer


I had the opportunity recently to collaborate with Elana Langer on her project, What I Live By (WILBY). As described by the New York Times,

The artist Elana Langer host(s) pop-up shops as part of her hybrid performance piece “What I Live By,” an exploration of luxury that attaches a new label to everyday accessories...

WordPress development for Clockshop

Clockshop homepage

Clockshop is an arts organization in Los Angeles, working “at the intersection of politics, urban space, and cultural production to explore the forces that shape our lived environment.” They do a lot of site-specific programming involving locations and communities in the city...

MuseumCamp 2015

Campers outside the MAH in Santa Cruz, CA. August 2015

MuesumCamp this year was amazing! Kudos to Nina Simon, Beck Trench and the team of organizers for crafting such a well-thought-out experience enabling 100+ of us to work through ideas of space and community...

Development of Covered with Fur, an online literary magazine by A Strange Object press

Covered with Fur
In 2014 I was fortunate to work with A Strange Object , a small press in Austin Texas, on Covered with Fur, their vision for an online literary magazine. I became involved during the later stages of the process, to help them with their final push, and was curious to know how the project had developed from inception. So I asked my collaborator Joe Costello, a usability specialist with a background in small press publishing, to flesh out the story...

103 S. Main Street, Lockhart

I've bought a 100+ year-old commercial building on the historic square of Lockhart, TX. It's a two story, attached, masonry building. Having been previously used as an office, it contains a reception room, three offices, a meeting room and restroom on the first floor. The second floor contains a large attic/storage area, a large conference room and one office. It's approximately 4840 square feet, total area...

Redesigned website navigation for the Santa Cruz MAH

I recently redesigned the top-navigation of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's website. Working closely with Museum staff, I simplified the nav and introduced a modern, mobile-responsive interface pattern.

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