Hi, I'm Bretton

Over a 21 year career I've led design on dozens of digital products.


Winner of an Apple Design Award, a Cannes Gold Lion, and several Webbys.


I'm a design leader with a degree in software engineering and experience running product.

Startup Veteran

Over the course of a 21 year career I've co-founded five startups and worked at (and with) many others.

Case Studies

500px Portfolios

Design Director

A best-in-class portfolio product for professional photographers and hobbyists. Easily create accessible, responsive, customizable portfolios.

This case study examines the methodologies involved in its ideation, inception, and launch.

Screenshot of 500px Portfolios

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

Design Co-Founder

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro, winner of the prestigious Apple Design Award, is an app for creating beautiful photo/video hybrids.

This case study examines the evolution of Flixel from a consumer product to a professional product.

Screenshot of Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

Recent Work


Design Co-Founder

Blendeo is an app for creating long exposures and light trails. It can be used standalone or in tandem with Flixel Cinemagraph Pro to create long-exposure cinemagraphs.

Screenshot of Blendeo

Nanny Lane

Design Director

A platform to help families find affordable childcare. This includes helping families find other families to share a nanny with.

Screnshot of Nanny Lane

TELUS My Account

Design Lead

I led the redesign of the TELUS My Account app, used by millions of Canadians to manage all of their phone and internet services.

Through our efforts, the app went from a 2.4 star average rating across all platforms to a 4.5 star average rating.

Screenshot of Telus My Account app

Wanna chat?