Hi there, I’m Dan

I’m a product designer and front-end developer working at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, and many other products. I love creating beautiful pixels and meaningful interfaces for both web and mobile.

In my spare time I’m a photographer, musician, father, husband, and beer drinker.

I currently work on the Akismet team at Automattic, and I love it. Working to make the Akismet experience better for millions of users as part of a small team is very rewarding.

Before joining Automattic I worked for various small companies and co-founded Cucumbertown, a network for cooks and food lovers. There are a lot of side projects under my belt, most notably BrewTrackr, a way to keep a personal record of the beer you drink.

This is the place where I post long-form articles about design, UX, and life, as well as some photos and short musings.