I’m Callie Neylan, a designer, photographer, and writer. I was born in Aspen, Colorado before movie stars discovered it, and have since lived in three distinct regions of the US: the Rocky Mountain southwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. Each place left its own distinct, indelible mark: I am the collective product of all these places. I recently left a tenure-track academic position in Baltimore to return to Seattle, a city I love and one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I have worked at various startups, software companies, and design firms in Seattle and, while on the East Coast, as a senior interaction designer at NPR, where I worked with amazing people and designed award-winning products. I am now a senior software designer at Microsoft, where I work with some of the best engineers in the world, creating data visualization and visual analytics tools.
I’m passionate about these things: design, aesthetics, technology, espresso, gastronomy, architecture, dogs, fashion, photography, bikes, literature, cinema, the great outdoors, and cities. O, how I love cities! Especially the ones I have met personally: Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, New Orleans, DC, Baltimore, Dublin, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Rome.
This blog is not a design blog or a dog blog or a photography blog or a foodie blog. It’s a passion blog: I write about the people, places, and things that I love.
neylano [at] me [dot] com / @neylano / +neylano
Updated December 2013