I make software tools for artists for a living. Today, I work on software for user experience design. Before that, my toys have been high-end video editing and compositing systems (including Jaleo, Softimage|DS, and Avid Liquid). I have also been involved with 3D animation and music software, and with an early web video effort during the first dotcom bubble.
I am a toolmaker out of passion - the right tools give wings to our imagination and let us create things way beyond what our hands can achieve.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to see many aspects of software development hands-on, including product design, development, various levels of management, CTO-style work, and business and strategy planning.
My educational background is mostly in music, and I still write music when I can. See the music page on this site, but entry is at your own peril. You have been warned.
I am part of the Expression team at Microsoft – a wonderful team, talented and passionate. Our mission is to deliver tools that enable designers to create outstading user experiences. We want to push boundaries with our own tools, but even more we want to enable the creative community to do so. See what we do at:
Within the Expression team, I am responsible for product planning and product definition of Expression Blend and Design, and I work on long term product strategy of the Expression suite as a whole.
I hope you will enjoy the electric beach.