Hey, I'm Brian. I'm a designer, podcaster, writer, and software tinkerer. I'm currently building native mobile apps at GitHub.

In the past I co-founded Spectrum, a platform for online communities. Before that, I worked at Facebook building payments systems, and cut my teeth as a product designer at Buffer.

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Recent Writing

How to give a great product design portfolio presentation

My tips and strategies for delivering a great product design portfolio presentation.

May 6, 2021

Make a personal changelog

If you’ve ever felt like modern social networks only show a cardboard-cutout version of yourself, it might be time to make your personal changelog.

April 29, 2021

What I learned from Staff Design

My takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps after interviewing eight high-level individual contributor product designers.

March 13, 2021

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Staff Design

A collection of interviews exploring how product designers navigate the individual contributor path to its highest levels.

My Stack

A curated list of my favorite tools and software.

Security Checklist

Tools and resources for staying safe on the internet.

Bookmarks

Internet things, saved for later.

AMA

Ask me anything.

Better Hacker News

A better Hacker News.

App Dissection

In-depth explorations of visual and interaction design in well-known apps.

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