Something new

It’s with great humility that I hammer out this first post. Humility, because I enter the game way after many others. Humility because others have been practicing and polishing their writing on a daily — or somewhat daily — basis for x years times 365 days. The sheer size and breadth of some of their blogs makes me feel like I’m sitting down at a table full of experienced high rollers with only $5 of tokens in my pocket. I’ve delayed and procrastinated the start of a blog mostly because I’ve wondered if I really have enough thoughts that pass through my head and are worth writing down. Or if the quality of what I wrote would actually merit taking up a few more bytes of server space somewhere in Miami.

Somehow I convinced myself the answer to those two questions just might be “yes”. The fact that you’re reading this probably means one of three things: 1.) You somehow discovered this log in its infancy, either by accident or by some referrer log that claims I linked to your site. 2.) I’ve somehow managed to continue blabbing about something interesting enough that you actually went back in time through thousands of posts to see what I wrote for the very first entry. 3.) You’re my Mom, and seem to remember me telling you something about a “block?”

So here’s to the start of something new. The thoughts, rants, findings, and news here will mostly be related to design and my personal experience as a designer. But I’m sure I’ll also reference the people, places, and ideas that influence who I am and how I think and work. This log of thoughts is mostly for my own record, but if you’re along for the ride, welcome.

About the author

Designer, advisor, father. Previously led design teams at Twitter, Google, and Wired. Giants fan. Deutsche lernen. Wanna-be runner.

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