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Call For Automattic Design Award 2018 Entries

Due November 16, 2018 | 23:00UTC What is the Automattic Design Award? It’s the start of putting a spotlight on some of the best designed ideas out there in the WordPress ecosystem on the eve […]

Just What I Needed

Intuition is a weird thing. Its stuff you know, but don’t know you know. Ya know? I often rely on intuition in my work here as a designer. Past experience plays a lot into this […]

Talking and Listening

During my 10 years working for a design studio in Tokyo, I once worked on a project for a brand of Japanese green tea with a tradition and history spanning over a century. In contemporary […]

Localization beyond translation

In my previous life, I worked on bridging gaps between international versions of software products—my team and I conducted user interviews and usability studies in both the US and Japan, focusing on our end users, […]

On growing my intuition

I used to think I have pretty good intuition in design and creative. I come from the advertising agency world. In the ad world, things are done a certain way. When we create an ad […]

Why all designers should do customer support

All new hires at Automattic are required to spend three weeks as a Happiness Engineer, solving…basically anything one can create with a WordPress.com site. Plus anything that the phrase “systems thinking” adds to its scope. […]

Remote Work and Remote Designers

Hi there, For the 2018 #DesignInTech Report‘s coverage on “Remote Work and Remote Design” I’ve rounded up 25 posts from Automattic Designers on the topic. To learn more about how remote work companies work there’s […]

A Blogging Pro Responds to the January Empathy Challenge

Guest: Kitty Lusby When Automattic’s John Maeda invited me to evaluate the posts from January’s Empathy Challenge, I was thrilled. As a full-time blogger, I spend a lot of time thinking about ways to attract […]

Thoughts on working fully distributed for the first time

When I first tell people that I’ve joined a fully distributed company and now work from home I get one of two reactions: curiosity and delight or the more common look of horror and confusion. […]