This site is almost ten years old, and this year I figured it would be a good idea to give it some structure. It's a work in progress—content is being added and refined more or less continuously. Recent additions appear at the bottom of each page.
I've been hacking on design and code for most of my life, with an occasional musical detour. My formative years were spent in Europe, and am lucky to have two parents with wanderlust and an appreciation for books. I live in San Francisco, I like going fast and spend as much time on two wheels as possible. I like racing in alleycats, riding my Ducati, deep powder and subway surfing.
My friends call me ydnar, my parents call me Randolf. I love being around smart and creative people. I also love Helvetica, Pantone 213, electro, molded plywood, em dashes and semicolons, [syntactic] sugar, caffeine and fixing things.
If you see something here you like, I’m available for hire for
breaking stuff contract design & product strategy projects.
This site is typeset in
Neue Helvetica, a slighly modified version of Helvetica with “more structurally unified set of weights and widths” plain-old Helvetica. It is set on a 17px vertical baseline grid, with (mostly) 12px horizontal margins.