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I write regularly on both design and marketing. In order to get introduced to my content, it's best that you pick one and go from there. Do you want to design better software or websites? Or build audiences and sell products?

Recent Articles

2014 in review — 3 years after quitting my job

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy Christmas presents, wrap up major projects, and ask two simple questions: What went well this year? What did not go well this year? Yep, it’s time for the annual review! This will be my fourth year doing an annual review. Here are the previous years: 2013: http://nathanbarry.com/2013-review/ […]

Stop sending email broadcasts

I got some flak last year when I proclaimed that beautifully designed email templates are bad for business. Today, I’m here to tell you about another common email marketing tactic that should be stopped: Broadcast emails (or ‘campaigns’ as they are called in some tools) shouldn’t be used. Yep, that’s right. The main tool used […]

Join me as I create & launch a product in 24 hours — Sponsored by Creative Market

***Update: The 24-hour product is live! The product I’ve been working on for the past 24 hours is live and already selling. You can buy 10 Days to Better Design here. If you haven’t been following along, you can read the full story below: *** I love creating new products. There’s a certain thrill that comes […]

Black Friday

Good morning! I hope your thanksgiving was as good as mine! I’d give it at least a 9 out of 10. I filled the day completely full and enjoyed every minute of it: Got up with my two boys at 6:30—someday I wish I could train them to sleep in a little longer. Baked a […]

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My Books

I wrote two books on design that have received rave reviews. The first, The App Design Handbook, focuses on creating iPhone and iPad apps that are a joy to use.

In the second book, Designing Web Applications, I take the same design principles and apply them to design elegant software-as-a-service web applications.

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