I reckon I’ve got maybe a minute before I lose your interest, so let me give you the quick breakdown of who I am -the stuff that you won’t find on my resume, and, I’d argue, the stuff that really matters...
I was born in the Pacific Northwest and am obsessed with green landscapes and water. I have dual citizenship with Canada, ride a motorcycle, and love to play the guitar and piano. I’m an avid reader, and my secret passion is writing (yes, I’m working on a novel called Orange Juice, no, I won’t tell you about it, and yes, I’ll probably never finish it). My current fascination is with laser cutting, and my current personal project is the Seattle Gum Exchange.
I love to travel. No, seriously - I love to travel. I’ve been to 6 continents (everything but Antarctica, which I'm visiting next year!), 32 countries, and filled up 3 passports in the process. In total, I’ve spent over 1.5 years of my life backpacking abroad.
Still with me? Congrats on making it this far. At the end of the day, I’m an approachable person, and love to share about myself. Pro-tip –start things off with some easy Ian talking points, like: running, working out, beer, music, video games, good books, music/guitars, traveling, eating, and enjoying/reveling in the beautiful creation that is the hot tub.
I love water, and am happiest when I’m swimming, designing an app, petting a dog (fat cats are an acceptable alternative) or with my friends.
I believe that we're all born creators, innovators, and builders. Our challenge in life lies not in knowing what to make, but in finding the right tool -the right pen, instrument, or brush- from which to do so. I'm an artist, and my brush just happens to bleed 1s and 0s. My canvas is the pixels on your screen.
“It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy... Let’s go exploring."
Joined the University Family YMCA Board of Directors in January 2017 to help the YMCA prepare for a $35 million renovation project.
West Monroe Partners: Consultant in the CX practice with a focus on digital strategy and design. Utilizes a creative mindset to find the balance between "user-first" designs and business requirements to create powerful and effective experiences for our clients.
Nordstrom: Software engineering intern maintaining and building an application that connects sales associates with with customers that saw more than $90,000 in profit in the first three months of beta release.
Cisco Systems: Performed a UX/UI analysis on Cisco.com’s Profile Manager to identify UX bugs and bottlenecks, and then designed and implemented working solutions for a point release fixing the identified issues.
Montlake Consulting Group is an entirely student-run consulting firm based out of the University of Washington that works with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profits, and start-ups.
Amazon: Worked for the Kindle team redesigning X-Ray feature integration on the Kindle Fire by developing an entirely new UI with creative solutions to address issues and customer complaints.
Michael G. Foster School of Business: Technical support and system administration duties for the Foster School of Business at Paccar and Dempsey Hall. On-call hardware and software troubleshooting and assistance for students and faculty.
Fathom Computers provided high performance navigation systems for recreational and commercial boat owners. Our designs utilized modern enterprise hardware components engineered specifically for the marine environment with IP-54 ratings and custom-built chassis for optimal performance.
F/V Marissa: Deckhand onboard the commercial fishing vessel Marissa while in service in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Duties include picking fish, part-time boat operation, and electrical and mechanical maintenance onboard the vessel.