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Build effective remote design teams with the right communication model

As designers, we are often very comfortable in working together using the physical space to our own advantage — critiques, workshops, brainstorming sessions, etc. It’s usually part of our education,…

The Web We Lost: Luke Dorny Redesign

Like 90s hip-hop, The Web We Lost™ retains a near-mystical hold on the hearts and minds of those who were lucky enough to be part of it. Luke Dorny’s recent, lovingly…

Small changes with an impact: building trust within calls

Often when discussing about the organizational design of a distributed company the discussion verges on the big things, the structural changes, and the policies. Yet, small changes can mean a…

The Bauhaus in a block

This is it. The verge of this 2019, the brink of a decade, and the conclusion of a century from the founding of one of the most significant schools of…

Designing in the open

Throughout my career, most of my design work has been produced in relatively controlled environments: It was covered under strict NDAs, or it was presented to a very select group…

The story of the story of the Four Planets of Design

Working at a fully distributed company where everyone at the company is working remotely from each other means you’re simultaneously everywhere and nowhere. You’re in Slack or a P2 or…

A meditation on the open web

Come with us on a journey to explore the landscape of the web and get to know the people and possibilities of open source, the open web, and open opportunities.

Inclusive design: Whose Opportunity Is It?

Maybe you already know the answer to that question, but let me tell you a bit about the journey I’ve taken so I can answer it myself. I’m a twin.…

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.

2018 Automattic Design Award Winners Announced

The idea for the Automattic Design Awards was borne out of a desire to honor and grow the fantastic design community within the WordPress ecosystem. We wanted to show how…