Rick Banister


Designer / 2.5 Years at Automattic / Image Editor: Sketch / Code Editor: Sublime / Hudson, NY

Open Source is protection against tyranny.

🌎 Needs

Inclusion in business allows us to expand our market by serving a greater number of possible customers.

🌍 Wants

Sustainability—there are no other causes worth pursuing if the earth can no longer sustain life.

👏 Talk

📱 Products

The wedge is the basis for nearly all cutting tools. We’d be no where without it!

Handheld photo scanner / paper shredder

❔ Whois

I enjoy solving problems—particularly when the solution doesn’t introduce new problems. Especially when the correct problem was solved. I think ingenuity and a willingness to collaborate are more valuable than talent. I worry about the future, but I feel reassured that we will never run out of problems to solve.

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