Hey, I'm Greg. I'm currently working as a graduate student
at the MIT Media Lab
. I like to think of great ideas and build them, from iPhone apps to web-apps to future concepts. In industry, I've worked as a user experience designer & application developer for the past eleven years.
Nowadays I tend to take on Assistant Creative Director roles as a consultant, guiding startups and established companies alike to not only create amazing products, but also to help them do so quickly and easily. If you need some great ideas, and someone with the ability to both invent them and make them into fully demo-able prototypes or final products, I can help (actually, not until I'm done with school again in 2011). Check out my portfolio for some examples.
Recently, a bunch of us at the Media Lab hacked together DepthJS
I'm also the drummer for a band called The Self Assembly
Also, my most popular project SynchStep
is now for sale at iTunes
Why I can help
We are in an transitionary period. It's time to unearth and critique old assumptions in order to make way for new principles. Multiple fields are converging at a rapid pace: designers are programmers, copywriters are user experience gurus, and interaction designers are creative directors.
My work and philosophy have been grounded in interdisciplinarity for most of my life, and as a result I'm completely at home in agile processes where skillset overlap and uncommon combinations are expected. I know how to harness these unique combinations and make the most of them. I thrive on them.
A little background
I'm currently pursuing a master's degree here at the MIT Media Lab
in Information Ecology
, focusing on interface and device design for healthcare and environmental impact.
In industry, I've worked with all sorts of companies, from the big guys like Dell, The BBC, and Steelcase to the counter culture innovators like Thunderdog Studios, Behance and Obsessable.
I have a previous M.S. from ACE
(Arts Computation Engineering interdisciplinary program) in the Informatics & Computer Science department at UCI
I worked with Simon Penny
, Bill Tomlinson
, and David Kirsh
Several lifetimes ago, I received a B.S. in Cognitive Science and Computation (a combination of Computer Science, Nueroscience and Psychology) working with David Kirsh
, Jeff Elman
, Rik Belew