crystal beasley
gleam in her eye with whiteboard marker in hand

side projects
My 1/3-Life Crisis

My 1/3-Life Crisis

Today is my one-third life birthday. I’m 33 and 1/3 years old. I have a lot of great stories from this first chunk. So what’s next? Have you seen the documentary where Picasso paints from the other side of a glass? It’s a national treasure of Spain and for good reason. It’s simply him working....
Pixel pushing on noms.in

Pixel pushing on noms.in

Since we got some noms.in press lately with kinds words about the design, Ryan Snyder asked me to write up a few words about some of my design decisions. My first reaction is, there’s nothing to the design. I didn’t do much. I just kept it clean and let the images speak for themselves. But,...
PieLabPDX Preso at WebVisions

PieLabPDX Preso at WebVisions

I presented my findings from a summer of running a sidewalk pie cart. Well, you might say it was a behavioral experiment disguised as a pie cart.

@sxswCrush: a behavioral experiment

It’s time to dust off last year’s project, SxSW Crush, and get ready for this year’s geek spring break better known as SXSWi 2011. For those not familiar, this little project lets you anonymously declare your romantic or platonic crushes via the twitter account @sxswCrush. Plans for new and improved-ness include. 1. Show list of...

noms.in: Curated City Guides with Moxie

Ryan Snyder and Dietrich Ayala, both devs at Mozilla, and I put together a city curation site, noms.in. Basically, the idea is that you’re in a city, say St. Louis, for a conference or wedding or somesuch. What you really wish is that you had a college buddy that’s awesome that can show you the...
I Did Stuff in 2010

I Did Stuff in 2010

I set out at the beginning of last year to DO STUFF. My goal was to have 12 new things I owned. I didn’t quite make that number, but I’m still very proud of the work I did this year.