Cloud Four’s creative director shares his hopes and dreams for the future of CSS.
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.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Jessie Coan and Varun Bihani about Cloud Four’s unique approach.
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