Year in Music

Spotify

In 2015, Stink Studio partnered with Spotify to create their annual Year in Music experience. The site turned Spotify's massive collection of user data into a personalized experience for each of its 100 million users worldwide. In addition to displaying unique data, the site also featured global listening insights, as well as stories and highlights from the year. The site was translated into 35 languages and had over 5 million unique visits. I worked with a team of in house developers to create the animation heavy, WebGL-centric site, using tools like pixi.js to create duotone effects and gradients, Backbone.js and Handlebars for shared front end and back end templates, HTML5 audio, and Webpack.

Users can browse insights from around the globe, by country, or login for a completely personalized experience.

As users progressed through the site, colors of the background gradient changed to reflect the current season.

A selection of 2015's culturally impactful stories and events.

Hello! I'm a front end developer and visual artist.

I've been working in the design & tech industry since 2009, when someone took a chance and hired me as a digital artist at an advertising agency in Colorado. They noticed my apparent willingness to fix IE6 bugs and moved me to the tech team where I got to call myself an interactive developer while learning how to code from some incredibly smart and encouraging people.

After that, I moved to San Francisco for awhile and worked for a small production company and went camping a lot.

Now I live in New York City where I freelance, draw, make animations, play guitar and fiddle with the knobs on my synths. I also teach interaction design and coding to second year BFA students at Parsons School of Design. Please email me if you'd like to work on something together :)