I’m Aaron. Nice to meet you. You’re probably here to hear about work, so let’s talk about work.

I was most recently the director of product design at VICE. Our small team maintained over a dozen websites, iOS, Android, and TV apps, and a video platform serving daily content from VICE TV, VICE News, and elsewhere.

Before VICE, I worked with two startups. Karma was a company making Internet access affordable and accessible through a simple hotspot controlled through its mobile apps and website. Before that, I helped redesign and rebrand Cover – an iOS and Android app that made it easier to dine out.

I spent two years as a staff product designer at Etsy. I led an effort to redesign its web-based seller tools and replace its aging CSS with a living style guide.

I've also worked for Huge's product design team on projects for HBO, American Express, OkCupid, Newsweek, and Twitter.

Aside from work, I love to take photos, shake a healthy number of classic daiquiris, tend to my balcony garden, and continue to wait patiently for a successful Minnesota Timberwolves season. Sometimes I stream very, very old video games. Good inspiration comes from experience. I try to stand often and spend time away from my desk. It helps.

About the website

My website is built with Gatsby – a React-based framework for generating static sites. As an exercise to relearn to code in 2021, I built the site from scratch (no templates!) with the help of Framer Motion and Styled Components.

I'm proud of how it turned out. You can read about my process here.

In case you missed it...

I'm Aaron – a product designer living in Brooklyn, New York. Thanks for visiting.

Keep in touch

I'm looking for my next full-time role. If you'd like to work together, say hi.*

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