I’m an independent digital product builder living in Stockholm, Sweden.
Variously described as “Kindle highlight for the web” and “Pinterest for words.” Co-created with Kevin Albrecht.
Oct 2014–Jul 2017 (Acquired).
Comprehensive guide to player attributes in the original Tecmo Super Bowl for NES.
Starter kit for Ruby on Rails-based e-commerce sites. Co-created with Ben Orenstein.
Feb 2012–Nov 2012
Curated selection of the best typefaces from the Google fonts directory.
Analytics and monitoring for Redis instances. Led interface design as part of a team at thoughtbot.
May 2011–Feb 2012 (Acquired)
SMS-based blind dating service. Winner of Best Use of Real-time Communications in the 2010 Rails Rumble.
Technology and design both share a concern for creating solutions to problems. What causes them to diverge is a matter of ethics. — 14 Dec 2015
Wabi-sabi can be summarized as the acknowledgement of three simple realities: “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” — 03 Nov 2013
Traditional management strategies are useless for problems that require creative thinking. And almost every job that has meaning for the future of humanity requires creative thinking. — 29 May 2013
If the purity of a codebase would suffer from a change that enhances the experience of users, then the code should suffer. — 27 Mar 2013
Your stock options are unlikely to make you rich, so make sure you enjoy the work enough to make it through the tough times. — 18 Mar 2013
The importance of user-centered design is well-established. This blunt statement from Dieter Rams says it all: “In my eyes, indifference towards people and the lives they lead is the only sin a designer can commit.” But it’s a significant challenge to translate high-level, human-centered concerns into the actual clicks and taps of a software product. We may have good intentions, but the real test is how our users feel when using the product.
I talk about my start in product and design, what I look for in product designers, and my time at Klarna.