The Remote Team Playbook

I’ve worked remote my entire career, and I absolutely love it. It's the future of work. But doing it is hard. It's different. And we're just scratching the surface....

The 6-month Review: Koso

I started working on the idea for Koso at the start of 2018. I connected with (my now cofounder) Bonnie over coffee & a mini-hike to share ideas...

Product development journaling

Learning quickly is essential to making great products. And making time for reflection is critical to learning....

Clear comms for mental health

Communicating clearly is one of the best biz/team skills you can develop, and especially critical in remote work. Everyone “knows” it, but few act on it. I want to touch on some of the mental health benefits that clear communications can bring to work. I think it plays a...

"And", not "or"

A designer I follow (Katie Zhu) has been producing my favorite art lately. It’s a series called “AND ! OR”, a collection of female portraits exploring false dichotomies in daily life. I love these pieces because they’re a constant reminder to myself that it’s totally OK and natural...

New Year product concepts

At the end of last year, I left a company I loved after 4 years of building. Leaving is never easy or simple, but it was time. I gave myself space, and when I was ready, I started looking for my “next thing.” I spent the first two months of...

New book: Crafting Your UX Portfolio

Brittany and I are launching a guide to help interaction designers put their best foot forward on their portfolios. It’s not complete, but we’ve heard it’s useful. Here’s the story: Designers shifting into software haven’t had clear guidelines to help them present their work in...

Making the switch from graphic to UX/UI design

Another week, another few design meetups — it’s lovely chatting with other designers in the flesh. Today I met a graphic designer looking to make the switch to “UI/UX design.” They certainly weren’t the first, nor will they be the last; I found myself answering the same questions...

Designing for the Growth Mindset

I had a little secret when I was growing up. This secret is the reason I did well in school. It explains how I succeeded in any sport I tried. It also explains how I could make friends easily. “Wow, you’re so smart! You barely studied and got an...