Category: Stories

New stories are published every Thursday on Design.blog by Automattic.

Ti Chang: 3 Things to Consider Before I Design Anything

“Figure out the experience you want to provide and let that be the guiding light.”

Kjell Reigstad on Typography

At Automattic, designers share their thoughts on different aspects of design with the rest of the company. Recently, Kjell Reigstad shared his thoughts on typography with a quick, six-minute pechakucha.

Joen Asmussen on The Making of a Gridicon

Great iconography taps into a universal language we all understand. Like the dove of peace or the red cross on hospitals, the very best of icons communicate thousands of words in a single graphic form. […]

‘Nothing Special’: Rohan Gunatillake on Mindfulness In Design

I don’t know how it works but there are moments in life when someone says something which stays with you forever. All of us will have our own different examples of this: wise advice from […]

Jules Walter on Diversity in Tech: The Unspoken Empathy Gap

Ken Norton recently published a great piece about the importance of authenticity and psychological safety in order to help teams succeed. In his article, he cites research from Google that suggests psychological safety is the […]

Mel Choyce: 3 Reasons Why Every Designer Should Create a WordPress Theme

It’s a wrap! After months of work and over 100 individual contributors, Twenty Seventeen, the new default theme for WordPress, shipped this month in the WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” release.

Michael Arestad: Open Source Everything

Howdy designers! I’m sure it has been drilled into you, over and over again, that you need to watermark your images, add copyrights to your website, and guard your secrets like a national treasure. After […]