User Advocate's picture
Current Role(s): 
User Interface Systems Architect
The User Advocate Group

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Through my company, I've worked with various client companies., Other commercial software companies I've worked for include:, March Networks, Corel Corp
Industries Worked In: 
Web Production, Commercial Software (primarily graphics application and networked video systems), Fine Arts, artist-run centres

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 

I'm a User Interface Systems Architect and web developer operating through my consulting company The User Advocate Group.

20+ years experience designing and building usable software. This includes designing and building cutting edge special effects for CorelDraw, team lead for Corel UX team, designed breakthrough UX system for Corel PrintHouse, designed and built C++ multimedia presentation engine, pioneered work with integrated raster and vector technologies for a high resolution paint system, designed and built script parsing engine for automatic data driven raster/vector image creation, designed call centre management UI system and a networked video management and monitoring system, built a PHP based content management system (before discovering Drupal).

Working primarily with Web applications since 2006. Working with Drupal since 2008.


On for 8 years 3 months

Drupal Contributions: 

Contributed the User Narratives module
Presented at Drupalcon Denver
Attended Drupalcon Paris and Drupalcon DC
Presented at Drupalcamp Toronto 2008
Panels UX Review
Various UX design and strategy contributions for D8 (written and video form)
Presented at Drupalcamp Toronto 2011
Presented at Drupalcon Denver 2012
Presented UX Workshop at BADCamp 2012
Presented a session at Drupalcamp Toronto 2012
Keynote Speaker at Drupalcamp Toronto 2013
Presented at Drupalcon Portland, 2013
Presented session on 'Intentional Site Building' Toronto, Manila, Cebu 2014-2015

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Developer (custom modules
install profiles
IA Space content retrieval system
contributed module for UI string management)
Themer for various projects
UX Designer and Strategist
Project Manager
User Interface Systems Architect
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013


My mentors: 
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I contributed Drupal modules