Hello, friend.

I'm Brad Bouse. I move pixels around in Seattle, WA.

Who is this guy?

I like to build neat things.

I am the co-founder of Lightboard. We believe everyone deserves great design.

I also founded Code Fellows, which trains people to code. Previously, I was an early employee at Geni, where I built the family tree interface, and Yammer, where I built the desktop interface.

Personally, I'm interested in creative code, and gave a talk about it at JSConf in Berlin, Cascadia.JS in Vancouver, B.C., and Amazon's WebDevCon in Seattle. With Amaranth Borsuk, we made Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012) and Whispering Galleries (Site Projects, 2014).

Lightboard is a new kind of design agency, making great design available to every sales and marketing team.

We've built an incredible team of designers and account managers to deliver every day design to companies across the country, including 3M, Autodesk, Trello, and Vox.

Code Fellows is a digital trade school that runs intensive bootcamps to teach fundamental tech skills like Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and iOS development.

I named, designed, and marketed the program, leading it to a successful product launch. I recruited the founding instructors, and interviewed and assembled the first bootcamp.

Yammer is the social network for business. The company was spun out of Geni, and I designed and developed the Yammer desktop application in Adobe AIR, which became the most popular way our users interacted with Yammer.

Yammer won TechCrunch's annual startup competition,TC50, in 2008, and was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B in 2012.

Geni is a collaborative family tree. Over 8 million users have added 150 million profiles, and 65 million of them are linked in a "world family tree."

I designed and developed the family tree interface, which handles millions of interactions each day.

Time magazine named Geni one of the top sites of 2008. Geni was acquired by MyHeritage in 2012.

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen is a digital popup book of poetry. Amaranth Borsuk wrote the poems, and I wrote the software.

The book was written about in Salon, Wired, Brainpickings, Mashable, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, American Scientist, and even a small mention in The Economist.

Glitchbooth does a good job of taking bad photos. More at glitchbooth.com.

Solving Sol

Solving Sol is an open project to execute Sol LeWitt's instructional wall art in a browser.

Anyone can fork the repository and submit a solution. Here's what we've made so far.


I gave a talk, "Usefulness of Uselessness," at the 2014 JSConf in Berlin. It's a followup to "Make Art Not Money," which I gave at the 2013 CascadiaJS conference in Vancouver, B.C.


I live in Seattle, WA.

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