Home Inspections Booking App

interaction design
Mobile application that saves realtors time by allowing them to book home inspections efficiently.


front end development, data visualization
An interactive application for viewing constellations in 3D on the web.

On the Grow App

interaction design, research
Mobile app that provides a convenient way for city dwellers to share or sell produce from their gardens.

Bus Stop Observations

data visualization, research
A visualization of what people do while waiting for the bus.

Oktoberfest App

interaction design, UI design, front end development
Mobile application for Oktoberfest to help festival goers choose where to eat.


interaction design, UI design, motion graphics
A concept for a more streamlined futuristic cooking experience.

My Design Process

If you’re going to love something it needs to be the process of coming up with a solution. If you’re going to love two things, the other one should be that you’ve actually solved the problem. If you’re going to love three things, love the people you’re trying to help.

Mike Monteiro

1. Strategize

Before I begin 'doing' anything, I outline my goals and break down the project into general steps. Then I plan out my process; taking into consideration time, resources, and scope.

2. Explore

Next: Research. The people who will be using the product, the competition, other designers, tutorials, anything and everything. I want to learn as much as I can about the brief.

At this stage I define my context & design problem; potentially creating design artifacts to help me empathize and understand the target users.

3. Ideate

Research and thoughts become mind maps & brainstorms. Ideas are scribbled down and sketches are small and drawn in rapid successions.

Concepts are reviewed, evaluated, & tossed. A few rough gems of concepts are selected as the seed for further ideation until a final concept is chosen. Then it's cue wireframes.

4. Execute

The chosen concept is executed and polished with the appropriate tool(s), be it photoshop, code, or pen and paper; the idea dictates the strategy and tools.

I do whatever I need to do to get it done. Whether that means spending a night on Lynda, calling a friend, or hitting the library, there are no excuses.