NO 1 An Introduction
Hello from San Diego, California. My name is Andy Stone and I am the Director of Digital Design at NetApp.
Over the last sixteen years, I've worked in branding and digital design for startups and national brands. After years of working in the agency world, the last few years has revolved around more digital-product design and development. From 2014-2019, I helped run Emerson Stone with my partners Jamie Emerson and Brett Wagner. If you’d like to chat about design, please get in touch.
NO 2 Featured Work
My favorite work work over the last couple of years has focused on branding and digital design for consumer-facing products. Click on any project to read about the process or see more in the portfolio.
NO 3 Most Recent Article
Well-meaning friends and colleagues are all quick to warn freelancers about the roller-coaster life of working without a traditional salary, established benefits, or a 9–5 job. This fear of the peaks and valleys (more so of the valleys) has kept many of my friends in careers about which they’re …
NO 4 Current Interests
I love collecting interesting stories, works of art, and photographs from around the web and want to share my favorites on this site.
Warren Buffett: The Three Things I Look For in a Person
A short interview with the Oracle of Omaha, this article delves into what makes a person great. It's not basic intelligence or hard work, but rather integrity that will make someone great to be with and work with.
These Tricks Make Virtual Reality Feel Real
This article comes from my new favorite online publication: Nautilus. The article discusses the user experience and visual design cues that are necessary for making the virtual world believable for the viewer. As we work on VR apps with Emerson Stone, this is a must read.
Negative Space: Logo Design with Michael Bierut
Michael Bierut, founding partner at Pentagram, discusses his work and the state of logo design in the modern era. From decades of people wondering what he does for work to being part of the cultural zeitgeist, the interview is a great overview of design's place in the world.