Writing Portfolio

Below you’ll find links to some articles I’ve written for various publications.

Breaking into the Gaming Industry Column

EA.com/blog weekly since January 2010

Interviews with people at various levels and positions within EA discussing what they do within the company and how they came to do it, with the goal of helping recent graduates learn how they might “break into the industry.”

Great Designers Steal?

WebdesignerDepot.com on July 6th, 2009

You often hear designers say, “Good designers copy. Great designers steal.” Well, anyone who says this is one of three types of designers: one who copies, one who steals or one who admits that not copying and stealing is hard but still tries not to anyway.

For some reason, a lot of web designers believe that there’s nothing truly unique left to create and that there is no such thing as originality. I disagree, or at least I don’t want to accept that notion. You shouldn’t either.

Web Design Education Sucks

Boagworld.com on June 1, 2009

I learned a lot more about web design outside of a classroom than I did inside one. And the more I learned, the bigger a difference I noticed in knowledge between my teachers and other design students, and myself. While my teachers and fellow students knew basic and essential design skills, I couldn’t help but think about how much of what was being taught would be well outdated by the time we all graduated. It’s a serious issue that effects many design students without them knowing.