I believe everyone is creative.
I aim to realize this through THE COMPANIES I'm CONNECTED TO and the fun stuff I do on the side
I've recently jumped head first into the world of "connected play" at Sphero, leading a team that is exploring ways to create enriching experiences that inspire creativity in kids.
I started Slice of Lime, a UX Design agency, in 2001. For over 15 years, I put my heart into the company. I couldn't be more proud of our people and what we created together.
Through the years, we grew an outstanding team of User Experience Designers. Slice of Lime was listed on the Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States with over $2MM in revenue. We' were named to Outside Magazine's Top 100 Places to work and recognized as the "Most Effective UX Agency" in an international competition via UX Maqgazine.
Locally, we were consistently listed as one of the fastest growing and top private companies and our culture was recognized in larger publications such as CNN Money and Inc.
We rallied behind the mantra "Create Amazing Experiences" which not only applied to the work we produced, but also to the way our clients felt about working with us and the work environment we created.
Slice of Lime was acquired by Pivotal in early 2016. You can read all about it in the Fortune article here.
Here are a few links about what it means to Create Amazing Experiences at Slice of Lime:
UX Magazine's Most Effective UX Agency
Outside Magazine Top 100 Places To Work
CNN Money Article
Creating Amazing Team Experiences
Slice of Lime on Conan O'Brien
A Teaching Agency
Creating our Own Amazing Experiences
A Great Experience is in the Details
Experiencing Our Clients
Outside of work, I've tried to find projects to take on to do for friends, for the community, for my kids, or just for me. All of my projects aim to stir up a little creativity in the people that interact with them.
I started a Meetup group called iter8, focusing on how all kinds of companies can find success by iterating on their ideas.
I sit on the Advisory Board for Savvy Society, an amazing startup that inspires children to create their own jewelry using 3D printing.
I created a mural for Families First, an organization that provides services which strengthen families, nurture children, and end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. The mural is interactive and aims to inspire creativity in kids by having them contribute their own art to a magnetic wall.
Snowflakes Don't Wear Pants
"Snowflakes Don't Wear Pants" is a children's book I made for my daughter.
Boulder Popcorn was started by a friend of mine to show his kids a thing or two about running their own business.
Boulder:Create is a Podcast I created that features all things creative in Boulder, Colorado.
Projects in Concept Mode
There are always a bunch of ideas bouncing around in my head.
These are a few that I've been thinking about for long enough that they're likely to become a reality.
nano is a brewery concept that uses home brew recipes and "taps" into the crowd to vote the best brews up or down. Brews with more votes stay in production at the brewery. Over time, "nano brewhauses" in different states could make this a really fun concept.
FriendlyBranch is the name of a company I'm considering starting up that focuses on inspiring creativity in kids.