Biography + professional capacities.
Hey, I'm Dave. I am a web creative and full-stack developer based in Sacramento, California. I build beautiful, clear-eyed web products and brands that achieve concise goals and tell real stories. I employ a content-first approach, and am dedicated to attentive communication and wide-open processes.
I've worn a diverse set of professional hats, all of which inform my pursuit of making high-quality digital things.
For several years I built then ran the online division of a popular niche magazine. I learned a ton about branding, copywriting, design, and the power of trusting your own solutions over industry conventions. I wrote a full account of the experience here.
I've spent much of the past few years building web apps that make public records research better and easier. More about that here.
UI & Graphic Design
Design is something I learned by necessity as I wore other hats, and grew to deeply love as an independent art. For both UI and graphic design, I value clarity of purpose, lyricism, and cohesion above all else. View my design work here.
I spent my twenties making music. I performed and toured extensively, but found a more natural home as a record producer. Making albums with music artists taught me how to assemble and manage teams, maintain a gestalt mindset, and deliver something beautiful and cohesive out of months of tiny technical decisions. I wrote a post about this here.