๐ŸŒถ Spicy topics

Recently, the design team I lead was going through a period of low morale. I noticed this through conversations in 1-1s, our team Slack channel, and most notably in our team meetings. The designers were […]

Design Collaboration Meetup

Last week we held our first “Design Collaboration Meetup” connecting across product, dev, support, marketing, and human resources. And of course … design! At the gathering we were able to distribute our new playbooks and […]

On sharing mistakes

At the end of every week, my boss asks us to write down a lesson we learned. Mine are usually due to a slip up I made. Here’s how it goes: I make a mistake, […]

You got this.

Through the rosy lens of memory, learning HTML and Photoshop back in the day was a breeze. Now Iโ€™m learning new tech, and itโ€™s hard. Maybe youโ€™re in the same boat.

Figma for Sketch users

You may have heard of Figma recently. It’s a web-app (with a hybrid-native version) that aims to solve the same problem Sketch solves: make it easy and fast to design and prototype software. When two […]

Designer Journeys ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

โ€œSometimes itโ€™s a little better to travel than to arrive.โ€ ~Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I interview a lot of designers in the course of any given week. Less than half […]

Code is easy. Ego is a challenge.

Solving technical issues is easy. The path is usually clear and more work will usually lead to success. Ego, however, has brought down the biggest of empires.

Still shot from the open web meditation video showing two backpackers on a mountain top.

Open web meditation, now in Japanese!

I recently shared a video I created (with the fantastic Caresse Haaser) that explored the spaces of the open web in contrast to the more closed environments that have dominated our recent online experiences. As […]