I love to make things.

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

My current status:

As of now, I have 96% 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.