We just shipped the largest update to cloudfour.com since 2016! This time around, we had three main goals…
Tyler joined Cloud Four in 2013, becoming a partner and VP of Design four years later. Prior to that, he led multi-disciplinary teams at a Bay Area stealth startup and the agency arm of WE Communications, where his clients included technology giants, medical startups and music festivals.
Tyler’s enthusiasm for art and design show through in his side projects. In 2010 he co-founded Backabit, a two-person indie game studio. Their first game reached number eight in the US App Store paid charts after it was featured by Apple, who called it “a simple and stylish physics puzzler you won’t want to put down.” He’s also the creator of Colorpeek, a web app for simply sharing and previewing colors. In 2018, he successfully completed a challenge to share a new drawing every day for an entire year.
Tyler has presented at numerous conferences, including Smashing Conference, CascadiaFest, Techweek Chicago and the inaugural CyborgCamp. He was once an adjunct professor at the local Art Institute, teaching upper-level courses in Internet Typography and Web Standards. His work has been featured or acknowledged in several publications, including Brad Frost’s Atomic Design and HOW Magazine.
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Have we solved primary navigation, or are we caught in a rut?
When I started giving talks about SVG back in 2016, I'd occasionally hear a question I never had a great answer for: What if you have a lot of icons on a page?
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Presented at Smashing Conference, Open Source Bridge, CascadiaFest + 1 more
Presented at Refresh Portland, WebVisions