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Pindigo

I’m a pinball enthusiast. I play for fun and competitively in leagues.

Up until now, I recorded all my best scores in plain text on my phone. It sufficed for a while, but I wanted something better. Something modern. Something social. Something that lets me share in the glory when people I know achieved a new personal high score, and let them do the same for me. Pinside.com lets me record my scores in detail, but when I’m playing in a bar or competing on a league night, it’s not so convenient. I needed something more streamlined. More immediate. So, I decided to build a new app.

Introducing Pindigo – a mobile social pinball score tracking app.

Visit pindigoapp.com Demo Video

FEATURES:

  • easily keep track of your personal high scores using your smartphone wherever you are
  • use your smartphone camera to record photo evidence of your awesomeness and prove it’s legit
  • add notes and record details (# of balls, tilt sensitivity, etc) with each score
  • sync your high scores online with Pinside.com
  • your followers will be notified when you get a new high score
  • see how you stack up against the competition in the personal and global leaderboards
  • you’ll get notifications when your friends/teammates (users you follow) get a new high score
  • stalk your favorite pro and gawk at his high scores

Bookish

Bookish, in it’s original form, was a NYC startup that aimed to be the best online resource to help readers find new and better books. I worked closely with the Product Manager to design the user experience for their flagship book recommendation engine. Working within their established style guide, I explored an array of options in quick iterations, presented these options in comps and interactive prototypes, and generated specs that were used by the engineering team to implement the final designs.

Dragons Vs Robots Website

Fast-forward to the not-so-distant future.. once-slumbering Dragons have awoken and are locked in a global battle with a sentient race of self-evolving Robots. The prize: a powerful new source of energy called Protium. This is the world of Dragons Vs Robots!

Join the site, use the Dragon or Robot Creator to prepare your titans, then seek your enemies and face them in glorious battle. Each titan has their own profile page where you can track statistics, rate your appearance, and add your friends and enemies for later.

Dragon Creator VideoRobot Creator Video

Dragons Vs Robots: Titan Battle

Pick your titan, locate your enemy, and enter the fray! This turn-based strategy battle game is the centerpiece of the Dragons Vs Robots site. The mechanics are deceptively simple; but make no mistake, your opponents are cunning. Be wary of their protium attacks! Every win propels you higher in the rankings and awards points for your side.

Gameplay Video

TrustCloud

I was Product/Design Director for the first iteration of TrustCloud, a “Lean Startup” company that empowers internet users to claim their online trustworthy reputation and leverage it in the sharing economy. TrustCloud verifies your email, phone number, physical address, and social networks then looks at your virtuous behavior on sites like TripAdvisor and eBay to build a portable Trust profile. You can then use your TrustCard on About.me, Craigslist, WordPress blogs, or ride/room/task-sharing sites like Tripping, ShareTribe, RidePost.

AT&T AdWorks iPad App

Developed for U•DIG and AT&T AdWorks, this iPad app lets marketing reps quickly build a custom presentation on the fly by simply selecting a target audience, vertical and channel — no more fussing around with powerpoint before a meeting! I built the initial wireframes, tech spec, and an interactive prototype that helped land the project contract.

English 3D

Full website design and build for Scholastic. Features a Flash carousel video player on the homepage, a drop-down navigation menu, and a document flipbook viewer.

A Screw Askew

I founded my design/development/consulting business, A Screw Askew, in 2004. This is some light-hearted branding work for the company.

Architectural Drawings

Teen Titans: Battle Blitz

Lay the smack down on some evil-doers in this action-packed one-on-one fighting game. Master the unique moves of all five Titans and then exercise your evil side by playing the five villains!

  • Earned a One Show Award
  • One of the top 10 most-played games on CartoonNetwork.com
  • Inspired the Season 2 episode “Winner Takes All”

Styled like a standard arcade fighting game such as Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, the game faces the five Teen Titans against five super villains in one-on-one fights to the finish. Each character features a unique fighting style which includes the typical punch, kick and jump moves, plus several special attacks.

The characters and settings are based on the new Teen Titans cartoon series on Cartoon Network which launches July 2003. Included characters are the Titans Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, and Beastboy, and villains Jinx, Gizmo, Mammoth, Cinderblock, and Plasmus.