About Justin

I'm a designer, and I specialize in human experiences of the digital world. My work proceeds from the basic assumption that technology is best when its human. Using design I try to push that in one of two directions:

  1. Technology: a seamless aide for your every whim that works exactly the way you expect without getting in your way or making you think too hard

  2. Technology: an instrument of cosmic awe and perception melting empowerment

To accomplish this, I use great communication, visual design, research-driven insight, and evocative deliverables to bridge the strategy, project planning, design, and development of digital products and services.
I’m especially good at connecting research insights, a vague concept, or high-level strategy with the nitty gritty design decisions that add up into a product in the hands of mushy, irrational humans out in the world.

I have worked as a design team of one, as part of large, in-house teams surrounded by whiteboards, interdisciplinary colleagues, and ping pong tables, and lately I’ve been working a lot from a home office with remote, distributed teams in a dozen timezones on every inhabited continent.

Some of my past clients include:

  • Ushahidi

  • Scotiabank

  • MasterCard

  • RBC Royal Bank

  • General Motors Canada

  • Freedom Mobile (formerly WIND Mobile)

  • Chevrolet

  • MSN

  • UEFA

  • theScore Mobile

I'm always looking for new collaborations, projects, and side hustles. If you've got a neat idea, reach out through the digital ether and let me know about it.