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adventures in software development and continuous learning


Dirt Candy Shop

Dirt Candy is a crazy-popular vegetarian restaurant in New York’s East Village. I designed and coded their e-commerce shop to coincide with the publication of the Dirt Candy Cookbook. I built the project using Spree, a fantastic, Rails-based, open source e-commerce platform. (2012)

Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is an author and a columnist for The Guardian newspaper. I redesigned and rebuilt his blog using Refinery, an open source Ruby content management system. (2012)


Cuteorama is a personal Sinatra project. I’m building the web application and collaborating with an Objective-C developer to create the Mac app. This has been a fun way to experiment with API design, to build & deploy an application on the Heroku platform, to familiarize myself with the process model, to experiment with Twitter Bootstrap, and to make my girlfriend laugh. (2012)


Moop is an independent handbag designer and manufacturer in Pittsburgh. I designed their storefront using the Blueprint grid and developed a custom theme for Shopify, a Ruby-based e-commerce platform. (2011)


Wedzu is an e-commerce marketplace connecting brides-to-be with small businesses that want to help make their wedding awesome. I designed the site and worked with a Rails developer to build custom e-commerce features, including tools for product discovery and customer feedback. (2010/11)

Felt & Wire Shop

Felt & Wire Shop is an e-commerce marketplace built for Mohawk Fine Papers. As the project lead, I oversaw the implementation of a custom design and the development of e-commerce features while working closely with the client. The site is powered by a custom-developed Ruby on Rails application that functions as a shopping cart, blog, and CMS. (2010/11)

Makers Market

Makers Market was an e-commerce marketplace developed for Make Magazine. I was the project lead and worked closely with the client and my own design and development team to translate complex and fluid requirements into working software. (2010)


Supermarket is a marketplace connecting independent designers with fans and customers that I launched with an in-house design and development team. From 2008-2010 I also played a key role selecting designers and products for the site and connecting with journalists and editors, resulting in coverage from publications including Time Out New York, GQ, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. (2007-11)