About Matters of Grey

The very first MoG post was an origami design on January 11, 2010. And while that date signifies the official launch, the MoG team had formed many years before. While working together at the same company, Chaunce (web developer) approached Joey (web developer) and Andy (electronic marketing) with an idea for a blogazine. With the goal of being a shared online resource of programming, design, and marketing concepts, Matters of Grey begun.

With three unique personalities, backgrounds, and interests, this goal of becoming a resource quickly evolved into becoming a public resource in the niche arena of geekdom.

The MoG team has grown in size, becoming a geek collective that writes about design, usability, social medias, SEO, technology, typography, nerd humor, and even ringtones. We were one of the leading resources of comprehensive information to users of Foursquare. Our Foursquare badge list and forum were breakthrough in-depth assets to everyone in the 4sq community.

We have the original and largest collection of DIY Star Wars Snowflake templates that you can download and many geeky ringtones to go along with them.

We can be found on a variety of social networks curating and creating items that appeal to the inner nerd in all of us. Look for us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course, Foursquare.

Our Crew

  1. Chaunce 'Red' Dolan

    Starting in the web industry in 2004 he specialized in User Interface (UI) design and development. After a few years getting his chops, he became aware of a movement around designing solutions with the user in mind. Back then it was usually referred to as usability or user centered design, now more commonly known as User Experience or UX. He is incredibly passionate about the skills and methods in UX and wants to share the knowledge and value of UX with the world. He believes that great experiences make our lives better.

  2. Andy Morales

    Andy is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara where he received a B.A. in Communication Studies and minor in English, while also becoming an all-conference runner on the cross-country team. Andy currently resides in San Diego and spends his free time traveling, playing golf and basketball, rooting for the Padres, and spending time with his niece and nephews.

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The Other Comic Con

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A New Direction for Matters of Grey

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Space Balls The Schwartz Awakens

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