As it is probably apparent by glancing through this blog, the designers at Automattic were given a user empathy challenge. Our task was to pick one of our fellow designers’ blog posts and come up with a plan to get it over 1,000 views on a financial budget of $20 and a time budget of … Continue reading Can you succeed in blogging without really trying?
I didn’t study design in college. In fact, I’ve only ever taken one professionally sanctioned design class in my life. I initially got started in the field because there wasn’t a designer at my first company and someone needed to do those projects. When I quickly realized that design work was the only work I … Continue reading Why Automattic’s remote design team is anything but isolating
I had a recent conversation with our Head of Design John Maeda about how entrepreneurs get things done. They don't decide to make an omelette, open the fridge to find there are no eggs and give up. Instead they open the fridge, see what they can make — and from there find the solution that … Continue reading Using Stock Photography to Elevate Small Campaigns