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Design & Growth

Beyond a mere bias, I firmly believe the exigencies of growth are best driven through a product and design mental model. The next great marketing tactic™ decays exponentially in effectiveness, often because it's trivially clonable.

Instead when growth is rooted fundamentally within the product, the foundation for a product moat emerges and basic marketing best practices are accelerated in the process.

The essays in my blog explore the amorphous, squishy precurors to design and growth adding a bit of formal structure along the way.

Essay

Is Design Valuable?

Nothing is as daunting as questioning your life’s work, but I’ve been ranting to all who will listen that businesses are severely undervaluing design. Instead of continuing the relentless designsplaining, this year I wanted to clarify my stance by creating live case studies of applying design to business outcomes and putting my money where my mouth is.

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Animation in Web Design

What a wonderful place web standards are in right now. From high performance javascript to keyframe animations in CSS, web animation in particular has benefitted from the dramatic improvements in browser capabilities. In this essay we examine the different ways to create compelling, performant animations for the web.

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Essay

On Marketing to Designers

Design is nebulous; meaning there’s many variations and ways of working. Yet take any subset of designers, eliminate the extremes, and I’d posit that we’re less original than we’d all like to believe. Based on my particular observations I’d like to propose four methods that are effective when marketing to designers.

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