IONIZED MEDIA is a design and development company that builds experiences. We believe that clarity is king, honesty is the only option, and that, through hard work and kindness, amazing things will happen.

Recent Projects


Governor's School

We designed promotional materials for the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics to send out to prospective students.


Diamond Preps

We designed a ranking application for athletic camps and combines.


U Recruit

We designed and built a social network for high school athletes to get recruited for college athletics.

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IONIZED MEDIA builds the experiences that you see on the web. We work through a continuous process of research, drafting, and development. We want to build the best products around, and we work with mindful and meticulous eyes. We care about every detail. That's what we do: we make products that live on the intersection of design, craft, and care.



Most Recent Essays


March 29th, 2011

Do something with what you love:

Everything is invented. Language. Childhood. Careers. Relationships. Religion. Philosophy. The Future. They are not there for the plucking. They don’t exist in some natural state. They must be invented by people. And that, of course, is a great thing.

Don’t mope in your room.

Go invent something.

It’s always time to start again.

Passion, and The People Who Read It

July 21st, 2009

This site had a huge weekend. There were 144 visits in two days, all from one article on Techcrunch. At first I was ecstatic—a flood of new visitors in a short span can do that to you—that people were actually looking at what I write. No more days of five or ten visits, half of them from me. Sure, I had the occasional spike from time to time, up to twenty-five or (gasp!) thirty visits. But nothing had compared to this; I should be happy, right?

No, not at all.
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Chrome OS and Apple

July 9th, 2009

Apple likes being a premium company: the culture at Apple promotes this, the quality of their products reinforces it, and Steve Jobs believes that great products can demand a greater cost to consumers in exchange for a usable, valuable experience.
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