Designing products for efficiency

Understanding users is of paramount importance, that is clear to any product designer. But sometimes creating an accurate persona to test against can be tricky. Sometimes it might even be impossible. In these situations it’s […]

Why?

Designers are pretty dang good at asking that one tiny infuriating question. In my experience, the question is often taken as a challenge to an idea or even insulting, but the reality of why we […]

Designing contributions

I get to work on the team at Automattic that contributes back full time to the wider WordPress.org community. In the WordPress community we get to not just design in pixels, but also design the […]

Building a Site That's Right for You

Hello everyone!  I’m Mel Choyce, a product designer on the Apollo team here at Automattic. Apollo is comprised of the Automatticians who contribute full-time to the open source side of WordPress over at WordPress.org. I’m […]

The “Smashing Things Together” Approach to Editorial Illustration

In my role on the Editorial team, I end up touching a lot of different parts of Automattic. I work on learning resources, company blogs, highlighting great users, longform publishing, and brand work, with the occasional […]

Publishing on WordPress.com

I’ve been on many teams here at a8c over the past 6-or-so years. Switching teams regularly has given me a chance to understand many of the pieces and people that make WordPress an amazing tool. […]