I’m a seasoned product designer & full-stack web developer, a pragmatic systems thinker, and an empathetic coach, manager, and mentor. I’m a detail-oriented ENFP, my preferred pronouns are he/they, and I typically bias towards chaotic neutral. 👻
I’ve been Building Things™ for the Internet for nearly 20 years—since
the days of spacer GIFs,
GeoCities🏠🚧, Macromedia Flash, and IE4🌐😬—and have been part of high-impact teams solving fascinating
problems at GitHub, Intercom,
Seth Godin’s altMBA, and
- Having helped design and build many parts of GitHub, and as the first hire for Intercom’s London office, I’m fortunate to have had experience shaping design, leading execution, and shipping code for core features of high-visibility products and high-traffic workflows, as well as growing and guiding teams to do the same.
- As a coach for Seth Godin’s altMBA program—a four-week online intensive leadership workshop—I co-led multiple EMEA cohorts, and have coached, mentored, and worked closely with a wide range of changemakers—from founders/CEOs and business leaders to teachers, artists, writers, marketers, therapists and more.
- In addition to speaking at a variety of conferences, startups, and universities, I’ve occasionally also been known to provide coaching, strategic consulting, and specialist advisory to a range of individuals and organisations on a freelance basis.
Outside of work, I’m a keen photographer, aspiring linguist, multi-media maker, cypherpunk historian/cryptography geek (majored in network security at university), a very rusty dancer/martial-artist/mountain-biker, a fourth-generation pacifist, proud uncle, and garden-variety autodidactic generalist. I stand in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community. 🏳️🌈✌️✨
I’m originally from New Zealand, but in various past lives I’ve also lived in Australia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and London, UK—in addition to having travelled to ~27 countries—so I’ve wound up with a funky accent you’ll probably struggle to place.