Hey there! I'm Ted, a native New Englander who's currently calling Somerville MA home. By day I'm a UX / UI designer at FormLabs. By night I am a freelance brand and web designer working for startups, local businesses, and interesting projects that come my way. Im also an adjunct faculty member at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design where I am teaching a sophomore design course. In the wee hours I am a practicing Illustrator, working under the moniker Strange Folks on posters, beer cans, murals, and branded artwork.
I have partnered with a variety of clients from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Past and current clients include key players in healthcare, IOT, robotics R&D, game design, food & beverage, fashion, and financial services (As well as local mom-&-pop shops, breweries, and startups).
When I'm not working I enjoy resting in hammocks, sharing beer with friends, tending to my plants, and being with family.
As a designer on the product team at Formlabs, my role is not limited to digital. Any touch point a user may have with our products is a touch point that can be controlled with design. I influence the design of everything from embedded UI screens and desktop software / web apps to package design, branding, and the unique and varying ways humans interact with 3D printers.
Advanced Interactive Projects is a class focused on information architecture, user experience, design research, and UI for the graduate design program at MASSART. The class is centered around two main projects (one app based and one service based) where students develop and test their skills relating to the design process of digital experiences (research, persona development, user flows, feature selection, prototyping, creating unbiased testing, presentation, and more).
Making as Research is an undergraduate class in the Design program at MASSART. Its purpose is to lay the foundational work needed for students to become strong designers. The class is focused on developing critical thinking skills as a designer and the ability to communicate those concepts through making.
Intrepid is a digital agency in Cambridge MA focusing primarily on the execution and development of apps, websites, and services. I worked within a large design team in close collaboration with project management, clients, developers, and leadership. My experiences include participation in design sprints, stakeholder interviews, producing common deliverables similar to journey maps, app flows, blue sky concept creation, development support, design systems, mobile app design, and large scale web experiences.
Altitude Inc. is a Product Design Studio with a focus on physical products and research. As a designer, I worked in multidisciplinary teams alongside engineers, researchers, strategists, and industrial designers to help define products. Client industries include medical, military, robotics, technology, and consumer goods with a focus on connected products. Examples of work include journey mapping, mobile apps, I.O.T. UI & experiences, branding, user interviews, and field research.
Heart is a branding agency with a focus on identity systems and brand strategy. I worked with a multidisciplinary team of sculptors, designers, videographers, and architects on a variety of projects ranging from conceptual brand strategy and identity design, to motion design and creative 3D installation experiences for large brands (Sam Adams, Puma, Nike etc).
In my spare time I am a practicing artist as well as freelance illustrator working under the moniker Strange Folks. My work consists of paintings, sculpture, drawings, illustrations, toy design, packaging, commercial artwork, branded artwork, and more. You can see my artwork over at StrangeFolks.art
For the past six years I have been taking on select clients looking for brand strategy, identity systems, and websites. I use this business to focus on passion projects and to refine my craft as a designer. Recent clients include: Boston Dynamics, MIT, Ogilvy, the Boston Bruins.
For three years I worked as a Contract Designer for the MIT Energy Conference, a meeting of all the leaders in the energy industry. Responsibilities included project management, development of web presence and marketing, print collateral, book design, mobile ticketing campaign, and creative consulting.
As an apprentice at Altitude I was trained on best practices for product design, research tactics, presentation skills, and working with clients. A lot of my time was spent designing for IOT devices, prototypes, and brand identity projects.
At Stoltze I gained insight into the inner workings of running a design studio as well as typographic discipline, & traditional print methods. Contributed to magazines including Architecture Boston, various web projects, branding, & package design.
At the technology branch of Pitney Bowes I worked on mobile applications utilizing geolocation data, neighborhood discovery, & complex digital experiences for the U.S. Government.
I served as a guest lecturer, portfolio reviewer, and visiting artist at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Not all work is volunteer work but as a whole I treated this time as “giving back”, inspiring, and building an appreciation for design in the Boston area.
I helped run the design department at a local non-profit aimed at limiting the unsupervised after-school time of high-risk youth. In addition, I also taught art & substituted for surrounding elementary schools.