Welcome. I’m from a small, unknown, off-the-grid town called Brooklyn. I’ve been living in Stockholm a few years and turning more Swedish by the day. I’m leading design in Schibsted Fintech’s growth group, where we’re building native apps from scratch. Good times. Before Schibsted, I co-founded a blockchain DApp called Primablock. We peaked as one of the most active apps on the blockchain. Also good times.
I took a windy road to arrive here. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania without any career interests. I started on Wall St. and tried a few other jobs until I got discovered — as they say — by the fashion industry. I spent a few years as a hobo… I mean, male model. I had some cool experiences, traveled, and made tons of acquaintances. My most notable jobs were spreads in GQ and Men’s Health magazines. It's ironic that I booked them as I was leaving the industry for design. But I was ready to move on.
Speaking of design, this is all I do and all I want to do. I started my journey at General Assembly’s UX Immersive program and was off to the races. Immediately after graduating, I teamed up with classmate / friend to design a football social betting app for a Rio de Janeiro based startup. After that, I set sail to begin anew in Stockholm.
Creating satisfies me more than anything. I’m motivated by the impact that design solutions have on people and industries, and I enjoy how often designing puts me into a flow state. I'm constantly learning and experimenting. The whole process is amazing. I’m one happy camper.
I’ve read some books that have had a lasting impact on me. But those caliber of books are hard to find, so I’m always on the lookout for great recommendations. Below are mine.