I love to make things.

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

My current status:

As of now, I have 33% of my work day remaining.

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