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.

In a nutshell, I'm a product designer and recent Cal Poly Graphic Design grad. I also studied environmental science, photography, and computer science back in college (though that last one and I are on-again, off-again). I love the Sierras, and I call the tiny little town of Nevada City, California up by Lake Tahoe home.

Interface and experience design are what I do most now, but I've also worked as a copywriter and editor, graphic designer, and photographer. When I'm not designing, I still write pretty often, plus put together trail guides, publish photo essays, and work with trail data and maps. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 I've been exploring, designing, or writing lately, head over to my Instagram, Dribbble, or Exposure profiles. If you're looking for your next read, take a look at some of my favorite book recommendations. And for those looking to make their own design work more sustainable (or who are just curious), you can find my site's Climate Report Card here.

As always, feel free to send me an email directly 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).