I love to make things.

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

My current status:

I'm currently enjoying the remaining 11% 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.