Brian, smiling for the camera and sitting in a park

Front-end designer and developer working in higher education, mainly with WordPress. Committed to universal design practices emphasizing accessibility and user empathy.


Professional

I work with the OIT Design & Web Services team, part of the Office of Information Technology at NC State University. My responsibilities include:

You can view my résumé for more information about what I do.

Interests

Working at NC State, I've had the opportunity to learn a great deal about accessibility. I'm particularly interested in better applying inclusive design principles and universal design principles to what we build.

I also think about Eric Meyer and Sara Wachter-Boettcher's book Design for Real Life constantly. It's on all of us to build a better, safer, and more inclusive web.

Working Out Loud

I think it's important to share what I'm working on and what I've learned with the broader community. This includes writing about the work we're doing on the OIT Design & Web Services blog, and presenting at WordPress and higher ed conferences.

Conference presentations from 2017 include:

I also host the WPCampus Podcast. WPCampus is a fantastic organization, and hosting the podcast gives me an opportunity to talk to and learn from interesting people doing interesting things with WordPress in higher education.

Personal

I live in Boston, Massachusetts with Dr. Emily Barnard.

Worthy Causes

I'm very happy to recommend several organizations that are worth your time and money.