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.
Every Tuesday morning this fall I will be teaching a Sophomore design class at MASSART. Together we are exploring the fundamentals of visual and graphic design — form making, visual research, and all things that create the foundational habits of being a disciplined creative. (This engagement ends December 3rd 2019)
By night I am a freelance illustrator collaborating with brands both big and small to create unique, hand drawn, and bespoke designs. Some of the things I work on include beer can illustrations, posters, graphics for apparel, branded illustrations, concept art, character design, and assets for video games. On top of my client work I currently have a long-term daily illustration project in the works. You can see my artwork over at StrangeFolks.art
I work within a digital-focused studio consisting of approx. 200 in-house developers and 50+ designers. My Experiences include participation in design sprints, stakeholder interviews, complete digital product design, future-state concept creation, prototypes, development support, design systems, mobile app design, IOT experiences, games, and large scale web experiences. Common deliverables include strategy decks, user personas, journey mapping, app flows, wireframes, user testing, visual design, product books, presentations and dev support during development cycles.
At Altitude, I worked alongside engineers, researchers, strategists, and fellow designers to help bring thoughtful products to market. Client industries include medical, robotics, technology, and consumer goods with a focus on connected products. Examples of work include journey mapping, mobile apps, IOT experience design, branding, and field research.
Lore is a creative collective consisting of three multidisciplinary designers and a developer. For the past four years I've been taking on challenging freelance projects that both push boundaries and serve local small businesses. Example projects include brand strategy and design for a sustainable craft cannabis farm in New England, UX design for an MIT owned nonprofit creating an open-sourced neuro-science research tool (BrainBox), web design for an AI being created by x-google and amazon developers, as well as brand and web design for a start-up attempting to reverse climate change (Skybaron).
At Heart,I Worked with a multidisciplinary team of sculptors, designers, videographers, architects, and creative misfits (using laser cutters, 3D printers, tape, glue, LED lights, and coffee) to bring a variety of projects ranging from conceptual brand positioning and motion design to creative 3D installation experiences to life.
Before working at Altitude full-time I began as an apprentice on the experience team where I learned a lot about product strategy and had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects involving digital experiences (websites, portals, tools), IOT product design, research, mobile applications, & experience projects in the medical field.
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.
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.
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 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 lessons on design & substituted for surrounding schools' art departments.