Creative Director & Information Designer
As an information designer at the University of Kentucky, my job is to turn “content” into stories. Web pages are nothing without the people who visit them. It doesn’t matter how good your information is if no one can find and understand it.
I once heard practitioners of Information Architecture described as digital organizers. I like to think there’s more to it than that, but it’s not a bad description. Turns out my master’s degree in English translated well to this role of digital editor. We take all of the things and make them understood.
On that note, you might also catch me writing the occasional article for publications like The Chronicle of Higher Education.
When I’m not online, I’ve been known to collect vintage furniture or disappear for a week into the woods on a backcountry excursion. For the past few years, I’ve been chipping away at the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. So far, I’ve covered about 600 miles of it in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Lately, I’ve gotten it in my head that I want to write novels. So, I started waking up stupidly early to crank out 1,000 words or so every morning before work. My current project is a mystery/noir called The False Favorite set during the Kentucky Derby and surrounding the murder of a wealthy thoroughbred owner. You can check out the first two chapters at derbystory.com.
In addition to my web work at UK, I’m the Creative Director for a digital design company called BlueGood, LLC. We do apps, logos, and websites for small businesses and nonprofits. Feel free to contact me with your ideas. I love hearing about new projects and helping people build cool stuff.