Hey there, I’m Eric! As a designer at Cantina, my focus is on user experience, with an emphasis on accessibility and inclusive design. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked in many industries, including news, digital and print publishing, education, managed hosting, finance, health and human services, as well as traditional agency design.
I enjoy finding constraints in systems and pushing their limits—the intersection of ability and environment is particularly fascinating to me.
I’m an occasional writer for CSS-Tricks, publishing articles on topics ranging from accessibility to web typography guidelines. I’ve been a speaker at Inclusive Design 24, Accessibility Camp Toronto, and the Boston CSS meetup. I also host the CodePen Boston meetup here at Cantina.
As a believer in passion projects, I created Empathy Prompts to help push for inclusive design principles by highlighting the many ways people interact with the web. I also help maintain the A11Y Project, a community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier.
“The marvel is not that the bear dances well, but that the bear dances at all.”
- Russian proverb
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
Semantics and interoperability, usability and human factors, HTML, CSS, CSS preprocessors, CSS architecture at scale, progressive enhancement, and WCAG compliance.
Other Fun Facts:
My high school had a farm attached to it.
B.F.A., Graphic Design - Montserrat College of Art