GooseFeet Gear was founded in early 2010 by Ben Smith, who at the time was 20 years old and in his 3rd year of college at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The company started out with down socks as the primary product, and quickly moved into other simple areas like waterproof over-booties, pillows, and now makes sleeping bags, bivies, hoods, and jackets. If something can be filled with down, odds are good Ben has made it.
I designed the website last year primarily for trade, and I love what he's made for me and my wife Christy. I can't more highly recommend his work.
The site is a custom rails application running Stripe. I did all of the design, development, e-commerce integration, and testing.
Went Hiking is a tool for logging your experiences and statistics from hiking and backpacking trips.
I'm a weekend warrior of backpacking, finding every opportunity between my day job to go outside and run amuck. Last year, I started keeping track of my trips to see what my cumulative statistics were, mostly for fun. A few weeks ago, I up and decided to build a website for myself to do the stat calculations better than my spreadsheet can. I then posted it to my local hiking forum, Portland Hikers to see if anyone else had interest in the tool. I've since made a few revisions based on their feedback, and while it's still not nearly feature complete, it is now a reliable tool for the simple logging of trips.
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
The website of my employer, Kittelson Associates Inc.'s website has been three years in the making, going through various evolutions, technology changes, design choices, and content updates. The result is one of the most modern sites in their sector that's simple to navigate and fun to read.
Streetwise, a blog on transportation engineering and planning
Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is full of experts on a wide range of topics in the transportation engineering and planning industry. The goal was giving them a venue to share their latest successes, wins, and industry news in a timely manner. These things were achieved while keeping the blog mostly company-agnostic. Traffic and email subscriptions have grown nicely so far, and I'm excited to see where the blog will lead.
I'm getting married!
I'm really excited to announce I'm getting married to the beautiful Christy Cassano on August 28th, 2010.
We've put together a website to share our story and news with friends and family. We hope you enjoy it.
LittleGreenTree — Carbon offsets for your website
LittleGreenTree is a startup by myself and Adam Milgrom. We're building a tool to enable environmentally conscious websites and organizations to allow themselves and their customers easy access to quantified donations to charity. For instance, a website that ships iPad cases can place our widget on their confirmation page, which dynamically calculates a near approximation of actual carbon emissions resulting from that specific delivery, and enables you to offset it then and there.
Contact me if you want more information or you'd like to hop on the beta.
NOTE: I've since left this startup
Kittelson Website Website
An ongoing listing of some of the websites I've personally designed and developed at my day job as a web designer developer at Kittelson Associates, Inc., a transportation engineering and planning consultancy. Some of the websites may seem dry and boring, but the technical challenges keep me plenty entertained.