I love to make things.

Here are some examples. I am writing a book I'm jokingly calling I Hope You Like Words, have given many talks including one at SXSW called How Great Design Ruins Experience and another one called Design While Shipping, was a design lead on Windows Phone, designed an app for a voice transcription company called Jott that launched on the app store on day one and was #1 in productivity for a while, wrote a design blog and book called Design Dare, have three email lists called Big New Things, New Things, and just Things, wrote an essay called McDonald's Theory, redesigned the mainframe for Computer Associates, wrote an essay called "Of Course" Design, currently work at Twitter, host a monthly meetup called Design Play Seattle that's a lot of fun, designed a concert poster for an anonymous musician named Slow Magic, have three children, give away all my sketchbooks, worked at the Art Institute of Seattle for a year teaching designers about code, run a company called UX Launchpad, created a micro-blogging site called Yay Bouquet, draw an ongoing comic called Yet Another Comic, am the co-author of Design Explosions, a new kind of design critique,, designed and wrote the code for TV's Big Brother 3, worked at frog design, ran a short lived and beloved blog called Fuck Jetpacks, wrote a book on design called The Thing About Jetpacks, wrote an essay named Design Courage, designed several board games when I was a kid, launched three successful Kickstarter campaigns called For One Hundred Of Our Closest Friends, designed an email game called The Long Talk, and I wrote this silly webpage.

My current status:

I'm currently enjoying the remaining 08% of my leisure time this evening.

I like to write, speak at events, and read your email. I'd love to hear from you at jon@lot23.com.