Hi, I'm Jason.
Thanks for checking out my blog. Here is a bit more about me.
I'm the Executive Director of Technology at Odopod, a design and technology consultancy in San Francisco. We provide strategy, UX, design, and development services for stealthy startups and global brands. I oversee our technology engagements, which are focused primarily on digital products and marketing platforms.
I've lived and worked in San Francisco for over twenty years. After studying filmmaking in college, I got into creating CD-ROMs, then built some of the first-ever websites and brand-sponsored digital products. So, I like to think of myself as a pioneer in the field of digital marketing and creative technology.
During the first half of my career I was best-known as a client-side developer. Back in this "multi-media" heyday, immersive experiences ruled the web and I was able to apply aspects of game design and storytelling in my work. In time, I became both Technical and Creative Director, contributing to the conceptual framework and user experience design of many award-winning projects. As the web became a viable software development platform, I shifted into management and became known for building engineering teams that thrive within design-focused companies.
Today I'm focused primarily on building strong partnerships with new and existing clients, and working with my team of engineering managers to refine our Technical Direction methodologies. My Web, Server, and Mobile teams balance rigorous software development practices with human-centered design principals to craft software that works on a variety of devices: from smartphones, to connected appliances, to wearables.
At Odopod, I'm fortunate to partner with terrific clients like Google, Dolby, Tesla Motors, and Sony. The work ranges from product envisioning and UX prototypes to complete, end-to-end implementations. Below are some examples of the incredible work produced by the engineers on my teams.
Oh, I also proposed to my wife with a drone, the video went viral, and we've since been featured in TV, print, and online media around the world. Check it out!