I love to make things.

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

My current status:

As of now, I have 9% 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.