Category: Automattic Design

Product Experience and Creative Technology Design Playbooks

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

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 […]

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 […]

Designing Design Leadership

I donโ€™t have a formal design background. I had to learn everything the hard way through the usual methods. Diving into, or letting myself get thrown into, the deep end of the pool. Working hard […]

Changing your own oil

I learned how to change the oil in my car before I could drive. Twenty years later, I still change it myself. Sure, I could have someone else do it in the same amount of […]