Today I consider myself a front-end developer, but I wan't always one. I have a formal education in design & advertising, but my desire to turn ideas into reality led me down the software development rabbit hole. I've worked for advertising agencies, startups, non-profits and clients world-wide. I'm from Toronto, but I'm currently based in Warsaw Poland where I live with my wife and daughter.
In my work I try to blend my development expertise with my design experience. As a developer I believe in working closely with designers throughout the product-development process, and in my experience the best results have been achieved through research & collaboration, not ivory tower visioneering (in this regard I think design has a lot to learn from open-source software).
I'm currently a UX Engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation, where I work on improving one of the world's largest sources of information, Wikipedia.