I plan, design, test, and build digital products at thoughtbot.

When building products, my effort is channeled into creating the correct product using tools such as research, design thinking, design sprints, and jobs-to-be done to help me best understand a product’s need. I always place empathy at the forefront of my process. I ship early and iterate to learn how people use what I’ve built.

Most recent writing

  1. The difference between perfection and iterating

    A college ceramics professor once conducted an experiment amongst her students. She split the class in half and assigned each group a separate task to complete over the duration of the semester.

  2. Increasing and decreasing my barrier for entry

    For the longest time I’ve known that if I just put on my running cloths I’ll go for a run. I’ve always been amazed that the single action removes all friction to me wanting to go for a run or work out.

Recent playground experiments

Kyle's Family

About Me

When I’m not at my computer, I’m probably with my wife and two kids.

We love hanging out, going for walks with our two puppies, and watching movies together. To hear more about my adventures through life, follow me on Twitter, view my latest project on Dribbble, find out what I’m posting on Tumblr, and check out my open source work on GitHub. I co-run Refresh Philly, Build Guild Philly, and Baseball Hack Day. I’ll always enjoy a well-made peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cut in two triangles.