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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

I started a vlog!

A few months ago—okay, more like 6 months ago now—I was at the Seanwes conference hanging out with Levi and Charli talking about vlogging. The running joke was that I’d start a vlog by the end of the weekend. There’s even a clip about it in Levi’s vlog. I was so caught up in the […]

Mental frameworks for making decisions

Now that I lead a team of 25 there are a lot more decisions to be made. Fast decision making is a major advantage to being a small company and something I’d hate for us to lose as we grow. To help, I’ve started listing out several mental frameworks I use for decision making. These frameworks […]

2016 in Review — The year I became a CEO

My last few year-in-review posts have been written as “x years after [life change].” 2 years after I quit my job. 1 year after I quit blogging.  And 2016 seems to be one of the biggest years of change I’ve ever had. Not because I made a different decision or some event happened, but instead because […]

Why I ignore great advice from my smartest friends

This spring after a conference in San Diego I was having dinner with two experienced software founders. I asked a question that I’ve been using lately to try to encourage unsolicited advice: “What are some mistakes you see us making in growing ConvertKit?” I know ConvertKit is growing quickly—I’m proud of that—but more praise on the subject […]

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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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