Finding Focus in the Chaos
For my entire life, I have had difficulty focusing and retaining information. Like many others, I live with a form of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) — specifically a variation called Inattentive Presentation (ADHD-I). But while I could write an entire series on these struggles, today I wanted to share some things I have found…
How my former life as a musician prepared me for design
[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…
Navigating Impostor Syndrome as a Newbie Designer
[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,…
Why We Design
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.
I’m joining Automattic!
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…