The Curio Dept. is a design and development studio in Seattle that creates beautiful, hand-crafted products for iPad and iPhone. Whether we're creating an app for ourselves or building one for a client, our goal is always the same: to create a simple, thoughtful experience that delights users. Since 2010 we've designed and built apps of all kinds, including children's games, utility apps, publishing apps, and interactive experiences for museums.
Although we primarily write and design apps, we also offer a range of other services including product consulting, design consulting, and Agile coaching. For more information about working with us, please see the How We Work page.
Product Manager & Technical Director
Scott has worked in the software industry for the last 17 years as a program manager, product designer and software developer. Before co-founding The Curio Dept. he spent 8 years at Expedia, where he worked on transactional e-commerce systems, enterprise architecture and next-generation UX for travel.
He has a passion for Agile development, and has served as an Agile coach and Scrummaster for teams as small as 2 and as large as 100. He has lectured on Agile development, creativity and brainstorming, and UX design for children. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
In his free time he enjoys art, toy cameras, soccer, board games, historical cocktails and watching Mythbusters with his 7-year-old daughter Sofia.
Design Director, Developer
Aaron has worked on a range of eclectic projects in his thirteen-year career, from creating an Evel Knievel arcade video game for Harley-Davidson, to creating an interactive map of the Normandy Invasion at the Normandy American Cemetery near Caen, France.
He served as the teaching assistant for the University of Washington's iOS and Mac Application Development program, and is currently a member of the program's advisory board.