I love to make things.

Here are some examples. I was a design lead on Windows Phone, wrote an essay called "Of Course" Design, have three email lists called Big New Things, New Things, and just Things, worked at frog design, designed and wrote the code for TV's Big Brother 3, worked at the Art Institute of Seattle for a year teaching designers about code, currently work at Twitter, give away all my sketchbooks, have given many talks including one at SXSW called How Great Design Ruins Experience and another one called Design While Shipping, am the co-author of Design Explosions, a new kind of design critique,, wrote a design blog and book called Design Dare, ran a short lived and beloved blog called Fuck Jetpacks, launched three successful Kickstarter campaigns called For One Hundred Of Our Closest Friends, wrote an essay called McDonald's Theory, designed a concert poster for an anonymous musician named Slow Magic, draw an ongoing comic called Yet Another Comic, 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 book on design called The Thing About Jetpacks, am writing a book I'm jokingly calling I Hope You Like Words, redesigned the mainframe for Computer Associates, created a micro-blogging site called Yay Bouquet, wrote an essay named Design Courage, designed an email game called The Long Talk, run a company called UX Launchpad, have three children, designed several board games when I was a kid, 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 66% 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.