Hey there, I'm Axel! 👋
I've been designing and building things on the web since moving from a small town in Canada to the hot and humid city of Houston, Texas, in 2003.
When I came across Photoshop 20 years ago, I instantly fell in love with the creative process and began teaching myself all the skills I needed to build design websites, logos, apps, and more. I began my career doing freelance design and development and eventually landed my first gig building e-commerce websites for a small company in Houston. That led me to GoCo where I spent almost 8 years working closely with the founders and engineers to build an all-in-one HR platform for small businesses.
I absolutely love taking complex challenges and turning them into simple and easy-to-use solutions for users. I'm currently seeking a Product Designer or Product Manager role where I can contribute my skillsets to designing and shipping product features that make people's lives easier.
Some Fun Facts
I love hiking, camping and traveling and playing piano.
Rebuilt the engine in my car as a fun challenge (it's a 1996 Miata).
I like to design and remodel homes. I've designed and remodeled 8 units which I'm hosting on AirBnB.
Ran several Spartan Races with a goal of running a full marathon.
Recently designed and built a chicken coup for our 5 chickens. 🐓