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Howdy!

Hi, I'm Nick! I live in Houston, TX - where the sun is hot, and the tacos are plentiful. Since 2014 I've worked at a variety of companies, including my own, as a product designer and full-stack developer.

Along the way, I've also been a teacher, manager, accountant, mentor, founder, lifeguard, economic researcher, marketer, and more. I'm currently a Product Designer at Lambda School.

A bit about me

I like to experiment, to wear lots of hats, to try new things, to break them and put them back together. I keep finding myself asking, why?

In doing so, I've pursued a range of subjects and dived down some deep rabbit holes. These explorations help me connect the dots between different disciplines so I can find holistic solutions that work for more people.

I've developed these skills to help as many people as possible reach their full potential. If that's your jam too, then I'd love to talk.

Let's chat

Standing invitation

I'm always interested in meeting new people, but it's often awkward getting the conversation started. So, here's my standing invitation.

If you want to talk tech, design, learning, start ups, or anything related to those topics, then I want to talk to you!

My contact form is the best way to reach me. It goes straight to my inbox and I have never, not even once, regretted being contacted by a start up, engineer, designer, student, or person interested in our industry. The worst thing that has ever happened from someone getting in touch is me being a bit busy that day and not replying.

My rough estimate is that I read approximately 90% of it and get back to approximately 70%. Patrick McKenzie has put together a phenomenal list of tips for emailing busy people. If you want to increase your chances of getting a response from me, then follow his advice.

I like meeting people in Houston, TX. If you're in town, then I'd love to grab a coffee. I'm looking forward to starting this again when Covid is over.

Beyond work

In my spare time, you can find me building side projects on Twitch, chatting on Twitter, and writing posts for my blog. I also hang out with my family, play video games, try to hit the gym, read books, and scour Houston for the best soy-free, pescatarian tacos.

If you're wondering where the photo in the footer is from, it's Switzerland. I lived there for four years, and it'll always be my home away from home. If you can help me get back then I want to talk to you!

Thank you!

It takes a village to make a website these days, so thank you to everyone who helped along the way. I'd like to specifically shout out the following folks for their help and inspiration.