Category: Automattic Design

Inclusive marketing

During my hiring trial for WooThemes in 2014 I wrote a fictitious backstory about Woo’s original mascot – a little ninja designed by Jon Hicks. The story was written from my understanding of Japanese culture and unequivocally […]

The Process of Processing with WordPress

I get excited about the little things people build on top of WordPress. All those things like websites, blogs, and ecommerce stores are really cool, but those pieces of software that extend WordPress into realms […]

Democratizing Identity

One of the core ideas we stand for here at Automattic is Democratizing Publishing—the idea that anyone with a story should be free to tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they […]

Staying focused by shifting focus.

As designers, we have a single task. Finding a solution to a problem. No matter what discipline of design we work in, the premise is always the same. A problem exists and we need a […]

June 2017 Digest

Creative Leadership: Critical Thinking Brie Anne Demkiw (#) “Kill Your Darlings” Rick Banister (#) “Remote Leadership” David A. Kennedy (#) “How to Know When to Walk Away from a Project” Tammie Lister (#) “Designing contributions” […]

June 2017 Digest

Creating New Paths: Imagination and Execution Kjell Reigstad (#) “The ‘Smashing Things Together’ Approach to Editorial Illustration” Ashley vonClausberg (#) “Using Stock Photography to Elevate Small Campaigns” Designing Inclusively: The Vital Frontier Joan Rho (#) […]

Should designers API?

There’s plenty of discussions on the internet about whether or not designers should code, but what about API’s? Hear me out. I’m going to tell you about a project I’m working on and how I […]

Remote Leadership

I believe remote work is the future. I’ve been working as a designer for Automattic for three years and I worked from home half time the two years prior. Before that I did freelance work […]

The Art of Shipping and Fulfillment

Over the last 3 months, we’ve been thinking a lot about shipping and fulfillment on the WooCommerce team. When the thought of shipping comes to mind for most people, it usually goes something like this […]