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John Maeda

I'm a learner. By training.

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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…

Product Experience and Creative Technology Design Playbooks

You can visit our two new playbooks for Product Experience and Creative Technology starting today!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.