My shift is over.
Leaving Medium means parting ways with the most skilled and thoughtful team I have ever worked with. I’m thankful to Ev who gave me the opportunity to lead the design team and challenge me in ways I didn’t think possible.
I’m really proud of what this team has accomplished (holy shit 2.0) but couldn’t resist the opportunity to start something new. I’m joining a team of mostly ex-Medium builders and have the luxury of working with an expert in the mindfulness community.
It’s late Thursday night in the Medium office, a week before the 2.0 launch. Marcin, a fellow designer and typographer, is sitting a few feet away. We’ve hit that moment in every project where you’re tired — really, really tired — and are reconsidering everything you’ve done.
We pause and…
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Obligatory Apple Watch post on Medium to follow.
I’ve had my watch one day. This is what I like:
A conversation between myself and Tyler Howarth, the most recent member of the Medium Design team, before he joined.
On Friday, Feb 27, Tyler Howarth wrote:
I’m super excited to come in next week and meet more of the team.
Since we did a mini portfolio review/chat — I’d like to know if you have any constructive thoughts or ideas for my presentation next Friday. Anything I should focus on? Is there anything that I was unclear about?
On Friday, Feb 27, I wrote:
Absolutely, and I appreciate you asking. Here’s my thoughts:
Show us why you love doing this ☺
I wasn’t always a Product Designer. I spent years working in corporate America. Deep corporate.
I went to college at a small Engineering school in Michigan called Kettering University, formerly known as General Motors Institute. The program as internally described:
Students alternate academic terms of classes taught by respected faculty…
1This was originally published on April 2, 2014 on Hatch, our internal version of Medium. Check out Hatching Inside Medium for more context.
When Medium first launched the story page it looked something like this: