Who is this Cody fella?

About me

Close-up portrait of Cody wearing a hat and smiling against a blurry background of the coast at sunset

I'm a designer, among many other things.

I’m a product designer currently finishing my degree in graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I’m also studying environmental science, photography, and computer science (though that last one and I are on-again, off-again). I call the tiny little town of Nevada City, California up by Lake Tahoe home.

While interface and experience design are typically what I do most, I also work as a copywriter and editor, graphic designer, and freelance photographer. I still write pretty frequently, as well as put together trail guides, publish photo essays, and work with trail data. I’m an avid skier, hiker, runner, and (very amateur) climber, and I love people, film photography, a good book, blue spruce trees, and drip coffee.

Long-exposure photo of the South Yuba River at golden hour, showing the water flowing around rocks and under a bridge, with trees on the right side bank
A Sense of Place  My hometown river, the South Yuba, during autumn

My values are central to all that I do and design. Here they are.

Adventure
and Exploration

I believe that asking questions, connecting with new people, and exploring new places and things together makes us richer and kinder as humans, designers, and advocates.


Conservation
and Sustainability

I believe that time spent outside can connect us with one another and this place we all call home, and that it’s our responsibility to protect, preserve, and restore it as best we can.

Kindness
and Positivity

I believe that the challenges we face today deserve accessible, thoughtful, and inclusive solutions that emphasize our common humanity and reflect our best values as human beings.


Education
and Progress

I believe that we should all work towards a future that promises better education, opportunities, and outcomes for everyone, no matter who we are or where we come from.

Wanna hike—or work—together?

If you're looking to see what else I've been exploring, designing, reading, or writing lately, head over to my Instagram, Dribbble, or Exposure profiles to get a glimpse into what I've been up to. As always, feel free to send me an email directly, whether it's to go over a job, grab coffee and talk design, or ask for trail recommendations (I know the Central Coast and Tahoe National Forest like the back of my hand).