I'm passionate about design. I'm outspoken about usability. But most of all, I like working with good people. I contribute to the entire project, from concept to launch. I've designed and built many sites alone from start to finish. But it's only so much fun to be a one-man band. There's nothing better than riffing ideas around a team you love to work with and sharing the honor of a job well done.
Great work is the product of curiosity. I'm less interested in boundaries than possibilities. There's nothing better than working with a designer who is truly passionate about technology. I just happen to be a developer who is passionate about design. — Need a creative developer? Get in touch »
Subaru was about to unveil their BRZ concept at the L.A. Auto Show in 2011. It was Subaru's first two-wheel-drive car — and it was fast! Under a tight deadline, Sean led the development effort and collaborated remotely with a designer in California. Inspired by The Art of Flight snowboarding website, they designed and built an award-winning two-dimensional parallax scroller that zooms the user over a stark, racy background image with copy and beautiful shots of the BRZ concept sliding across the page to provide a real sense of smooth, tight-handling speed.
View the Subaru BRZ concept microsite »
Back at Agency.com/Designory, Sean and the Case IH team wanted to help the agricultural equipment manufacturer kill two birds with one stone: social engagement and SEO. Their solution was to give Case IH a platform to publish blog posts without the pain of enterprise CMS platforms. While the Case IH website is built within the rigid confines of SharePoint, Sean created a custom WordPress theme for their Be Ready blog incorporating responsive design. The open-source blogging platform has been serving posts related to the sustainability and future concerns of the agriculture industry since early 2011.
Check out the Case IH Be Ready blog »
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Tubular is a jQuery plugin that injects a YouTube video into a web page as a full-screen, resizable background with just a few lines of code. Job-hunting in Chicago in 2010, Sean noticed a trend of agencies using full-screen video backgrounds on their sites. Tubular seemed like a straightforward idea that could help designers and novice developers achieve the same effect. Originally hesitant and wondering what kind of plague he might be releasing upon the web-design world, Sean is happy to report that the Internets still have not been broken as a result of his plugin.
Check out Tubular, an adventurous jQuery plugin »
Traditional boats have been a part of Sean's life since middle school when he first visited his brother, then a schooner captain, in Bar Harbor, Maine. The two brothers built several boats together. They still share a passion for boats and the sea. Recently, Sean made a habit of finding interesting boats for sale on the web and emailing links to his brother. Finally, he realized it would make sense to record his findings in a WordPress blog to share with other potential boat lovers. BoatsILike.com is built using responsive design and the ‘Pinterest-style’ jQuery Masonry plugin.
See some of the boats Sean likes »
Photography — true to the word's root — really is writing with light. A wink of a shutter flashes light through a tiny hole onto film or digital CCD leaving a photograph, a light-stamped imprint of a moment in time. How cool is that? I'm interested in documenting place and experience. It's been a while since I spent any quality time with my real camera. But I'm always snapping shots with my phone. Until I get the big guns back out, check out my Instagram profile.
Sean's Instagram »
In my downtime, I enjoy learning, scheming and tinkering. Even though MapBox wasn’t even on my list of things to look at, a couple of tangents later I was looking at a full-screen map in Jekyll. A name, a domain and a day of coding later: Grub Globe. Two weeks ago, I moved home to Charleston, SC, a great food city. I had been visiting a lot over the past year or so and had...
I was just lamenting how silly it is that I have a six-month-old blog with exactly three posts. I want to write. I like to write. I have 12 thoughts per second bouncing around my skull like pinballs. So why am I not I writing, damnit? I rebuilt this site over the winter using Jekyll. It was my first try at Jekyll for anything at all. It’s so simple. Jekyll isn’t really a CMS so...
I was working on a client project. Her site has a couple of YouTube embeds, which were working fine this morning. Suddenly, as I sit down after dinner to work on her project, there are blank spaces where the videos should be. I inspect the iframe in Firebug, and the iframes are there. But they’re empty. The <head> and <body> tags inside the iframes are void of content. My iPhone debugger took it a step...