At the DC State Fair. Photo1 by Mark Seltzer for Knowledge Commons DC.

I’m a designer, developer, and design educator based in Washington, D.C. I build tools and platforms to support local, humanistic endeavors, and I teach in the graphic design program at American University, offering classes that integrate culture, code, and form.

Creative practice and research

Design, maps, and web applications

I work on user experience design, web application and content management system development (mostly with Django/Python and Craft), cartography and data visualization, publications, and posters. Clients include environmentalists, journalists, and entrepreneurs. (Example projects.)

Experimental education

I help run Knowledge Commons DC, a free school that has offered more than 900 classes around D.C. in partnership with public library systems, arts organizations, museums, and local businesses. We’ve been covered by NPR, the Washington Post, and MSNBC.

Interpreting landscapes

I’m interested in how historic land use patterns and long-buried natural systems poke their way to the surface, shaping our cities today. I make maps and lead tours that examine landscape history and planning issues, particularly in the D.C. area. I’m staring to work on projects that aim to make sense of regional demographic patterns.

Encrypted communications

Want to send me a reasonably-secure message? I’m on Signal.
My number for Signal is +1 (202) 670-0516.

Alternatively, here’s my GPG public key (text/asc). Key fingerprint:
2AD3 4E21 3CA4 F6B4 7FE1 241E F284 A593 4532 8EE7


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  1. Photo by Mark Seltzer for Knowledge Commons DC (CC BY-NC 2.0) (original).