If there was one word to describe my 2017, it’d be “bittersweet”. It’s sometimes hard to look around at the world and feel optimistic, but the past year has also been the best of my life. Here were some of the highlights.
[Originally posted on Automattic’s product design blog] I have always had a fascination with the cross-section of art and computers. One of my finest memories as a kid – circa the mid-1990s – was watching my dad, a computer programmer, work on an application icon for his company’s software — one pixel at a time … Continue reading How my former life as a musician prepared me for design
[Originally posted on Automattic’s product blog]
Being a designer at Automattic is pretty great. We have some of the best designers in the world building things that help millions of people build and publish on the web. It’s inspiring to work alongside some of my design heroes on a daily basis, but like many other designers, I battle Impostor Syndrome while trying to find my place in the grand scheme of things.
My first couple months at Automattic have been eventful, and I’ve learned a lot in that time. Last week, I took some time to think about lessons I have learned – specifically around working with data at scale – and wrote about it on one of our new product design blogs.
These days – with technology and design surrounding us at all times – it’s easy to lose perspective and lose sight of why we started designing in the first place. Continue reading Why We Design
Last fall, as I started plotting my next move, I compiled a list of companies that I considered to be “dream jobs”. This list was primarily based around a few characteristics that would make a company/team ideal for my needs: flexibility, culture, leadership, and impact. The companies on this list had varying marks for each of the characteristics, but … Continue reading I’m joining Automattic!
Source: Design in Tech Report 2017 Continue reading Design in Tech Report 2017