All posts by John Maeda

I'm a learner. By training.

Q&A with Dave Martin

Dave Martin is one of the world’s most experienced distributed designers and design leaders. I first found out about Dave’s work by reading one of his old blog posts where he described the challenges when […]

Kelly Hoffman, Pablo Honey, Ian Stewart

Kelly Hoffman: Design is now so many things! At its essence it’s identifying and solving problems. / Pablo Honey: Design is a practice that strives for better “(blank)” with the right balance of form and function. / Ian Stewart: Design is like drawing the essence out of something, for someone. It might be a message, a flow, or a form. And then delivering on it.

Automattic Design × Material Design at the Saint Étienne Design Biennale

The Mayor of Saint Étienne, France cordially kicked off a two-hour long presentation on #DesignInTech in a collaboration between Automattic Design and the Material Design team at Google. Complete context for the collaboration is available […]

Bethany Heck and Joshua Goldenberg

Renowned design leaders Bethany Heck and Joshua Goldenberg have joined the Automattic Design team.

Collaborating With The Material Design Team

We have a new microsite coming up at the easy-to-remember 😉 URL: 👉materialdesignandautomatticdesigninfrance.blog There you can learn about a few easy ways to learn about the systems-thinking aspects of the Material Design system. So far […]

The Four Planets of Design

Concept by Adam Becker and Brie Anne DemkiwImages by Marly GallardoText by Ian Stewart We call our design process “deep design” per a talk I gave at WordCamp Europe in 2018. It emerged from the […]

St(art) Mondays / 19.01.21

Every Monday at Automattic Design we share our inspirations internally. So we thought it might be interesting to share them with a few more folks out there. Here’s a few … Paralyzing Your Voice Assistant […]

2019

The end of 2018 saw our very first “all-distributed” holiday party to help us close out an exciting year working together across all-timezones and working all-remote.

2018 Automattic Design Award Winners Announced

The idea for the Automattic Design Awards was borne out of a desire to honor and grow the fantastic design community within the WordPress ecosystem. We wanted to show how design is thriving in the […]