design

Web Design Inspiration

Part of my job as a designer is to search for inspiration. That’s one of the many ways I get to hone my craft and that’s why I usually cringe…

The Beauty Trap in Design

My primary responsibility as a UX designer and creative director is to get inside the mind of the client and their customer. To think like they do, anticipating stumbling blocks they may encounter even if a trained professional web designer would sail briskly through.

The value of quick visual storytelling

Story telling matters as a foundational part of communication between people. You can tell stories by writing, speaking, filming, drawing, coding, and much more. When dealing with humans, assume miscommunication. If…

Synthesizing usability test results

This week we got another usability study in the books by testing the most recent iteration of our signup and onboarding flow. Thanks to some help from our design operations…

Accessibility Standards: Defining What Success Means

Announcing the first pass at Team 51 accessibility standards. Spread the love.

You got this.

Through the rosy lens of memory, learning HTML and Photoshop back in the day was a breeze. Now I’m learning new tech, and it’s hard. Maybe you’re in the same boat.

Automattic’s Inclusive Design Checklist

Good design is inclusive design Design is more than color, shape, or font — it’s a powerful tool that mediates our relationship with the world. Inclusive design is that, plus…

African Design

Africa! A continent of mystery, magic, and a mix of cultures and people so diverse that very few outside of it manage to understand, let alone describe it. I was born…

How to Serve the Millions

Consistency makes us feel secure, safe, and confident in our choices. Consistency is one of the main principles in life, in business, and of course – in design. What is…

How to grow the reach of Ashley’s post with a sticky highlight

How to grow an audience is quite literally a million dollar question. Where there is a gathered audience, there is a group one can build relationship with, talk to about…