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Advice on how to get started with startup advising and angel investing, for the motivated designer.
July 18, 2021
My tips and strategies for delivering a great product design portfolio presentation.
May 6, 2021
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
My takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps after interviewing eight high-level individual contributor product designers.
March 13, 2021
Tips and strategies I've learned for shipping side projects.
January 30, 2021
What I've learned from studying interviewing principles and analyzing the meta elements of my favorite interviewers.
January 17, 2021
Looking back on 2020 and setting goals for the next year.
January 1, 2021
Tips and strategies to painlessly manage a personal website.
December 20, 2020
My pros and cons for the Tailwind CSS framework after one week.
November 29, 2020
How software can prevent people from making mistakes, causing permanent damage, or bringing about the collapse of democracy.
November 15, 2020
True respect is the difference between a fantastic collaborator and an asshole.
November 9, 2020
My tips and strategies for writing effective self reviews.
November 2, 2020
This year has been breezing by at an uncomfortable pace, so it is helpful to pause for a second and introspect a while.
July 3, 2020
This post aims to outline the characteristics of software that we believe determine its fundamental quality.
May 18, 2020
How adding just-for-me authentication cascaded into new ideas and possibilities for play.
May 10, 2020
In the spirit of over-complicating the hell out of my personal website, I spent time this weekend trying to solve one very small and seemingly-simple problem: can I make my website know when I am viewing it?
May 3, 2020
It's time to change the way I think about building and maintaining my personal website.
March 22, 2020
Building Figma plugins to automate the boring parts of product design.
March 15, 2020
Exploring the meta skills that product designers can use to learn faster, work on more impactful products, or collaborate with more interesting people.
March 12, 2020
A living list of useful and inspiring product design portfolios.
March 7, 2020
It's no longer possible to be a "designer unicorn."
March 7, 2020
Looking back on 2019 and setting goals for the next year.
December 27, 2019
While it might not be necessary to work nights and weekends, it does seem practically useful.
December 26, 2019
Advice for designers and developers who are taking their first steps in investing.
December 16, 2019
How I improved the loading time of our podcast network's API by 20x with one small configuration change.
December 8, 2019
Rebuilding my self-hosted blog with Next.js and Ghost as a headless CMS.
December 8, 2019
How I added automatic dark mode to my personal site using Next.js, styled-components, and useDarkmode.
December 7, 2019
Finally: a fast and simple, privacy-first analytics alternative to Google Analytics.
December 4, 2019