Mike
 

Mike

Mike is a graphic designer at House Party for our User Experience team. His job is to make what you see on the website not only functional, but beautiful. He currently lives in New York City with his girlfriend and their two cats: Wyatt and Say-say. In his free time he likes to draw, travel and take photos of his cats.

His favorite party is a small gathering of friends eating massive amounts of pizza and sharing funny cat stories. Clearly, he needs a cat-tervention.

Recent posts

1 February
2013
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Winter backgrounds
 

Winter backgrounds

It sounds like you all enjoyed the last batch of fall backgrounds – so much so that the House Party Design team and I are bringing them back for the winter. This time around we used a Norwegian sweater-inspired pattern with wintery colors. We included special sizes for laptops, desktops, super big desktops and mobile devices; even the iPad and the new iPhone 5. No device shall go un-backgrounded!

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30 October
2012
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Happy fall, ya’ll
 

Happy fall, ya’ll

The House Party design department and I wanted to help you celebrate the fall season by giving you shiny new backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices. You’re surely ready to update that summer vacation image that’s currently holding the top spot, right?

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24 May
2012
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Redesigning the House Party logo
 

Redesigning the House Party logo

A little over a year ago, the House Party logo moved into a new house. With the redesign of our website, we needed a matching new logo to go with it. So, to celebrate the logo’s one-year anniversary, I want to share a little about the process of redesign that went into the new, shall we say “renovated,” House Party logo.

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9 April
2012
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Smile! – The coolest photography-based apps
 

Smile! – The coolest photography-based apps

As the resident photographer here at the House Party blog, it’s a natural fit for me to write about my favorite iPhone photography apps. They make it easy for anyone to look like a pro.

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20 January
2012
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What to do with your holiday photos
 

What to do with your holiday photos

We capture a lot of memories every holiday season. With these helpful tips, you can keep those memories around, and on display, all year long.

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13 January
2012
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Snowed-in discovery
 

Snowed-in discovery

Some snow days you can’t go out and build a snowman or have a snowball fight because, well, it’s just too cold and snowy. Get ready, because we have the perfect guide to keep you entertained on those stuck inside days: discover a new hobby, rediscover old memories or simply have fun with the kids!

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