Welcome. I’m from a small, off-the-grid place called Brooklyn. I’ve been in Stockholm a few years, turning more Swedish by the day. I’m leading design in Schibsted Fintech’s growth group, where we’re building native apps from scratch. Good times. Before Schibsted, I co-founded a blockchain DApp called Primablock. We peaked as one of the most active apps on the blockchain. Good times.
I took a windy road to arrive here. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania without any career interests. I started on Wall St. because it was the path of least resistance from my school. I tried a few other jobs, then I got discovered — as they say — by the fashion industry. I spent a few years as a hobo… I mean, male model. I had some cool experiences, traveled, and made tons of acquaintances. My most notable jobs were spreads in GQ and Men’s Health magazines. It's ironic that I booked them as I was leaving the industry for design. But I was ready to move on.
Speaking of design, this is all I do and all I want to do. I started my journey at General Assembly’s UX Immersive program and was off to the races. Immediately after graduating, I teamed up with a classmate / friend to design a social betting app for a Rio de Janeiro based startup. After that, I set sail to begin anew in Stockholm.
Creating satisfies me more than anything. I’m motivated by the impact that design solutions have on people and industries, and I enjoy how often designing puts me into a flow state. I'm constantly learning and experimenting. There’s nothing like it.
I’ve read some books that have had a lasting impact on me. But those caliber of books are hard to find, so I’m always on the lookout for great recommendations. Below are mine.