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Hi, I’m Dave! I co-founded an indie dev shop that grew into a 20-person agency, and have led design on 4 product teams. Thanks for checking out my work!

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Rodio

workforce communication for big retail

I led design from early ideas through revenue for this mid-size startup – concepting, facilitating design sprints, architecting UX, prototyping, and creating production-ready UI's across our native web, iOS and Android apps.

Within two years, we signed MarketSource/Allegis (the employee staffing agency for Target and Best Buy), and integrated with Kronos (a Fortune-100 enterprise sofware company).

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Bnbfinder

a Saas platform for travel listing sites

Hired to design and do front-end development on this platform for multiple travel listing verticals, starting with bnbfinder. The platform includes a consumer app for travelers, a member app for property owners, and a back-office app for administrators.

We built the platform and the first travel site, from whiteboards to 7k subscribers, with a team of 3, in under a year.

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accomplishments

50+ Products

Leading design at an agency and multiple startups over the last decade, I've created intuitive experiences from telemedicine, to puzzle games, to entertainment, to interactive education, to travel.



It's also taught me how successful dev teams work — including design sprints, prototype validation and agile iteration.

#1 iPhone App

Shortly after launching the photo editing app we created for A Beautiful Mess (shown below), it shot to the top spot in the iTunes App Store.



It then stayed in the top 100 Paid apps for over a year – getting millions of downloads and revenue.

Millions of Users

I've concepted and designed apps that have garnered millions of downloads for Ellen, A Beautiful Mess, Dancefight, and more.


I've also built web apps that thousands of people rely on on a daily basis.

Rocket

a boutique digital agency

Over the better part of a decade, I co-founded, grew the business, and led design for Rocket — a 2-person indie dev shop we grew into a 20-person digital agency. We specialized in concepting, prototyping and building apps and websites for early-stage startups to household names.

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Guarded

a campus safety app

I consulted for this startup, including: UX flows and final UIs for onboarding, destination confirmation, safety contacts and panic button features.

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Timebomb

a conditional messaging app

I Co-Founded and led design for this conditional messaging app (native iOS and Android) from whiteboard sketches through a 2.0 release with a team of 10.

The hip and user-friendly experience helped us raise two MM+ investment rounds with some big name investors and marketing partners.

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Puppywise

a web app to find reputable breeders

I consulted for this puppy breeder client, including: conception and design of their breed and breeder search UX, details views, and admin views.

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Dancefight

a social voting app

I consulted for this seed-round startup and helped with UX flows and final UIs for onboaring/tutorials, the main feed, the voting UX, tournament creation, and tournament brackets.

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