I joined Duolingo as the first designer and fifth employee in early 2011 when it was a research project at Carnegie Mellon University and helped it grow from 0 to 15M users and counting.
As design lead I’ve built the design team of currently 4 designers and designed all aspects of Duolingo’s web application. I am currently finishing a complete redesign and rewrite of Duolingo’s frontend (HTML & CSS).
Shots is a multiplayer mobile game based on a simple premise: Guess a movie from a single still. In Shots I explored a new type of social interaction, two person game-play.
The game is currently in development on iOS but you can check out our HTML5 prototype (bring a friend).
Whatthemovie was my first social design project. I launched it with two friends as a side project in the summer of 2008.
It started as a simple quiz but it has since become a lively community for film enthusiasts and grown to over 50k users.