The Carnivorous Plant Resource Launched!

Venus flytraps

I have a quirky hobby – I cultivate carnivorous plants. I’ve grown insect-eaters for more than two decades, and still find myself fascinated by their unique biology and the mechanisms they employ to thrive in inhospitable conditions. Many carnivorous plants use movement to snag or tangle unsuspecting prey, some leverage digestive enzymes to break down soft tissues, […]

Read More

P2P Gifting – A top Send Money use case

P2P Gifting designs

Historically, we’ve optimized the PayPal Send Money flow for speed of completion and experience simplicity. It’s an efficient flow that handles oodles of edge cases, compliance considerations, and radical business goals in one tight, scalable package. However, we’ve done a poor job of capturing customer intent, or the emotion behind why you’re sending that $100 to your […]

Read More

4th Annual SpoOktober™

Your pain brings us such joy

Dearest boils and ghouls, We’re quickly approaching All Hallows’ Eve, a time when specters materialize, werewolves prey on the flesh, vampires sip crimson spirits, and David organizes only the best October activities for all! I will be personally attending all ghoulish events, and hope that you can make it to a few for a creepy awesome […]

Read More

Killing friction in P2P’s onboarding flow

P2P mobile onboarding

Launched a new flow on Tuesday that takes our unilateral onboarding flow from >15 steps (more like 17/18) down to 4 or 5. It’s a huge step forward in user experience, removes a boatload of friction, and should lead to a nice spike in onboarding conversion. Stoked to launch it alongside the new PayPal app […]

Read More

Audible P2P for the Connected Home & Digital Personal Assistants

Audible P2P

Industry standards for the connected home are solidifying, but mainstream adoption will be segmented down OS lines. The obvious, dominant players are iOS (Homekit), Android (Brillo + Nest line of products), and Amazon (open source Echo? Please?). PayPal is uniquely positioned as an OS-agnostic platform that allows you to send money to just about anyone, so I built a righteous hackathon project with Mark […]

Read More

Social Finance Web Concept

Social Finance Web View

For giggles, I took a crack at translating my Robinhood-inspired social + finance mobile designs into a web view. Please excuse the crappy logo. Here’s a look at the post animation.    

Read More

Robinhood App Social Trading Concepts

Robinhood investment app concept

I was inspired by the simplicity and mobile-first interface of Robinhood, a stock trading app with no commissions. Here’s what came out of a Sunday at Starbucks! Friend Feed  User Profile  Public Post Industry News Closing Thoughts In addition to these concepts, an opt-in leaderboard that tracks public trades could be a powerful tool for spurring […]

Read More

Sauce Haus

Sauce Haus Homepage

I’m growing Carolina Reapers – the world’s hottest pepper, so hot sauce is on my mind. I put together this concept for a monthly hot sauce subscription service. Pro name for a hot sauce company: So Hot It’s Terrifying Sauce (SHIT Sauce). Interstitial Purchase page that allows you to select the subscription length, and the […]

Read More

Moments Concept

Moments homepage

Concept for “Moments” – Live in the moment

Read More

Apple’s Payment Platform: A Thought Experiment

Apple Payment Patent

Supposedly, Apple has about 600M iTunes accounts linked with credit cards already.

Read More