Interested in building whatever comes next, from venture investing to design tools. During the day I operate Lastly Studios, a new project & strategy studio. At night I think about traveling (while still working) #stayhome.
The real goal is to chase away all the boredom, until only true interest is left
Hey, this is my site. Thanks for taking a look. I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota (yes the cold part), and went to school in Minneapolis for Computer Engineering. I have always liked to do my own stuff, so after I had worked for a supercomputing company for a few years I set off to pursue my own efforts full-time. I never liked the low-level parts of my major (math, circuits, coding), so I took the opportunity to focus more specifically on the ideation and strategy aspects of technology. After a try at making a big-time startup, I have now found my happy space between what is creative, technical, and practical with the formation of Lastly Studios. My job is to help explain the technical, set the direction, and execute the launch.

I honestly love new things. Learning, doing, following, whatever; I spend almost no time going over past events. One of my life goals is to be able to have a good conversation with anyone. I am a life-long generalist, minimalist, and quality seeker.
I always have a large number of projects up in the air. Organized chaos is what engages me and let's me shelve projects that I won't truly commit to for the long term. Interested in keeping up with the ever changing list?
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Signed Waves
A music project to promote discovery and build collaborative, valuable playlists. Full web app integrated with Spotify and sporting a wild design.
A Good Story
Storytelling has become a buzzword, but not here. AGS is a product that helps entreprenueurs and marketers position their projects for success.
Uncapped Research
The professional, technical arm of my writing. Specializing is discussing upcoming tech using fun data viz.
A photography project to create a RAW photo marketplace. Slowly being built out over years. Want to help?
Illustration Market
A weekend project to experiment with design and my new design framework. Showcases a small marketplace for independent illustrators.
Latent Models
A small website that looks at how models could become personas in the era of generative adversarial networks.
Landscape &
Product Photo
In a strange way I am most internet-known for taking photos. After spending the better part of a year exploring the entirety of New Zealand, I uploaded ~200 pictures to free photo services Unsplash and Pexels. From there the images went on to be used what seems like everywhere. Print, campaigns, backgrounds, plugins, product launches, music, remixes, and as assets for tens of thousands of websites.

Life lesson: people –and brands– love free things.
250 million views, 1.25 million downloads, 45 thousand webistes 250 million views, 1.25 million downloads, 45 thousand webistes
Used by greats
photos used by Techcrunch, Forbes, Yahoo, Uber, MIT, BBC, IBM, Berkley, Framer, Inter, Tencent, Trello, Vice, Canva, Fast Company