I make websites. With
Kate Howe, I formed Better Yet, a creative studio that designs digital experiences for our clients. Formerly I was Director of Web Development at Bureau Blank, a branding agency in New York City, where I supervised work for clients such as Living Cities, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and PolicyLink.
This site merges my info from sites like
with info I enter into a custom CMS.
The source code is on Github.
Michael Connelly, 2016
Emily St. John Mandel, 2014
James Baldwin, 1963
Pierce Brown, 2014
Emily Bleeker, 2016
Adam Johnson, 2012
Michael Connelly, 2008
Jonathan Franzen, 2010
I made a custom WordPress theme for an organization in Memphis, TN that "delivers strategy, design and launch services to catalyze people-centered services and systems."
Feb 25, 2016
I’m 29 years old, and I’ve been on Snapchat for about a year now. I post fairly often (usually on my Story), and I get a decent amount of engagement from my friends. Quite honestly, up until…
Feb 10, 2016
Credit Illustration by Walter Green When I realized that New York was a cesspit filled with the viscera of broken dreams, I decided that the time had come for me to move to beautiful, sunny Los…
Jan 25, 2016
Michael Connelly, 2015
Gloria Steinem, 2015
Neal Stephenson, 2015
Donna Leon, 1992
My mother’s address book is one of the small visual details of my childhood that I can perfectly conjure, although I am sure no photograph of it exists. Fake-leather-bound, filled with her…
Martin Cruz Smith, 1981
Jason Matthews, 2015
Phil Klay, 2014
The Cheese Board Collective is a worker-owned cheese shop, bakery and pizzeria located in Berkeley, CA. I was hired by Pixelette Studios to provide support and make upgrades to the website and CMS.
Jun 15, 2015
Harry Brandt, 2015
Anthony Doerr, 2014
Kim MacQuarrie, 2007
On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder,…
William Gibson, 2014
Digital media travels hand to hand, phone to phone across vast cartographies invisible to Big Data
Mar 19, 2015
If you’ve been “on the blogging scene” for a decade or more (oh my God you guys it is so hard for me to write this sentence without typing “kill yourself” as the…
Jhumpa Lahiri, 1999
Ann Patchett, 2001
I collaborated with
Samarskaya & Partners to build an extensive custom ecommerce site for a home furnishings studio in Brooklyn. Fully responsive, runs on SquareSpace, and through extensive JSON-T and jQuery pushes the limits of what that platform can do.
Feb 23, 2015
George R.R. Martin, 2005
This is a promotional site for an annual awards event hosted by the Center for Active Design, running on Laravel with parallax scrolling effects. Design by
Feb 11, 2015
Henning Mankell, 1995
Nova Group, a general engineering contractor in Napa, CA. The site was designed by Leah Pincsak and originally developed by Michael Branch. Site is mobile-optimized and uses a custom CMS.
Michael Connelly, 2014
Ernesto Che Guevara, 1993
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 1 It's funny when people make distinctions about whether it's darker in the morning or the evening, as if it isn't the most obvious truth of our time that it's all…
I'm glad Walter Isaacson is getting such an outpouring of love from reviewers and talk-show hosts for including Ada Lovelace in The Innovators, his new history of the digital revolution.1 Thanks to…
Donna Tartt, 2013
Thomas Pynchon, 2013
Neal Stephenson, 1999
Edan Lepucki, 2014
OLD TOWN by thismustbetheplace
Gillian Flynn, 2012
Isabel Allende, 2011
Rock happening at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — WHEN I chose to disclose classified information in 2010, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others. I’m now serving a sentence of 35…
Michael Lewis, 2014
@Dropbox still appointing Condi to their board? Starting to think through how to #DropDropbox after being a pro customer since 2009.
Dave Eggers, 2013
The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop Shop
George R.R. Martin, 2000
Anjan Sundaram, 2013
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Jason Matthews, 2013
SThis nation has a very fundamental problem. Its best city—New York City—exists in a northern latitude so extreme that it is a frigid sub-Arctic wasteland for half the year. Why don't we rebuild s
Sarah Vowell, 2008
George R.R. Martin, 1998
Scott Berkun, 2013
Giulietta Carrelli outside the Trouble Coffee & Coconut Club. (Photo: Jeff Singer) All the guy was doing was slicing inch-thick pieces of bread, putting them in a toaster, and spreading stuff on…
Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe
Robert's Western World
Moe's Original BBQ
I have a new website you guys
Philipse Manor, New York
Michael Connelly, 2013
Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Seven months ago, the world began to learn
Wilson Aquatic Center
Gary Webb, 1998
John le Carré, 1968
Chevy Chase Pavilion
Sometime in the past few years, the blog died. In 2014, people will finally notice. Sure, blogs still exist, many of them are excellent, and they will go on existing and being excellent for many…
Dec 19, 2013
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
With Andrew Price at Atomic Tattoo Hollywood, CA
Jeff Tancil and Britta Frahm, I programmed a website that tells the history of poverty in New York City.
Nov 11, 2013
MS MR at The Independent
The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere. The journey mostly zips along the Junipero Serra Freeway, a grand and remarkably empty highway that abuts the…
Officially, Google killed Reader because “over the years usage has declined”.1 I believe that statement, especially if API clients weren’t considered “usage”, but I…
@ShammaBoyarin: Its not as if the NSA were mass downloading articles from JSTOR.
@pourmecoffee: I hope the dragons got something nice for Khaleesi.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction hired me to build out the website for a new public health nonprofit called the
Center for Active Design.
Jul 01, 2012
Opening scene: Chunky unconvincing CGI chap chases a departing ufo to the top of a hill. Drinks something the aliens left behind. Disintegrates into a nearby waterfall. Cut to the Isle of Skye:…
Jun 07, 2012
A companion site for Kate Howe's
iPad app in the iTunes Store. It uses David DeSandro's Isotope library, which is also used on this site.
Dec 06, 2011
Ksenya Samarskaya is a typographer and designer in New York City. She designed her new site and I put it together with a custom CMS some fancy jQuery.
Aug 10, 2011
Brad Ascalon is a furniture and product designer living in New York City.
Aug 06, 2011
Jeffrey Monteiro is a womenswear designer in New York City. Kate Howe, Molly Skonieczny and I built this site, with a custom CMS.
Nov 02, 2010
Alexander Chee, 2016