This past weekend, a few of my colleagues and I participated in Out in Tech's Digital Corps hackathon in NYC. Along with about fifty other volunteers, we worked to create websites on WordPress.com for ten international organizations fighting to protect LGBTQ+ rights. Because participants were constrained to building sites on WordPress.com, it was a great … Continue reading Building 10 non-profit sites in 8 hours on WordPress.com
Imagine you step into your car for your morning commute, then the car starts driving itself. You realize you need to make a stop at the cell phone store, so you tell your car. You walk into the store where you’re greeted by a shiny humanoid who offers you the latest model of its product. … Continue reading Computer, do my design work.
Learn about Automattic's journey to become a design-led company and the importance of embedding design across the entire business.
Designing an icon might appear super easy, perhaps because of the size of it, some people may think there’s only minimal work involved. Very recently, I was working on a set of icons for WordPress.com’s Reader. For the uninitiated, Reader is a tool for you to be able follow all your favorite sites (even ones … Continue reading Contributing to Gridicons
Every medium has it's tools and every tool has it's quirks. Like us though, it's those quirks that either form strong attractions, mild apathy, or even sometimes loathing towards the... tool itself. Once you find the right tool however, things start to just "click". It might not happen at first mind you. As sometimes there's … Continue reading Artboard bounds
I grew up in Hong Kong and have since moved to America during my last year of high school. After spending half of my life in America, I’ve realized it has made me very US-centric when it comes to designing for our customers. But after spending a month in Hong Kong, where I grew up, … Continue reading Lessons from Hong Kong
Automattic is a digital company, with digital products. We don’t get to hold the things we make in our hands, instead we interact with them through computers and mobile devices. Even our interactions with the people who use our products are digital and text based. Beyond that, our team at Automattic is distributed internationally, and … Continue reading Automattic IRL