Jessica Collier

Narrative UX at @StellarOrg. Previously UX Design Writer at @evernote. English PhD. Words matter.

To Do to Done: Jank ‘n’ Drank

Scheduling time for Medium’s non-urgent tasks.

Medium is a detail-oriented platform, but Tuesday nights in the office feel…

Speaking the Same Language

A style guide guide: How to design the voice of a product and the guidelines that hold it together

A Foolish Inconsistency: The Hobgoblin Method

The tech industry’s most misquoted sentiment leads to its most misdirected method

What is Narrative UX?

The critical (and underrated) role of words in design

Publications edited by Jessica Collier

Building the world’s first public infrastructure for money

Alternatives to academia and the people who pursue them.


Tess Rinearson Wants To Do It All

Engineer at Medium, taking a step back to move forward

Tess Rinearson, an engineer at Medium, got an early start in the tech…

Evan Solomon Can Fake Anything

Data Scientist at Medium, not a fan of Big Data

Evan Solomon, a data scientist at Medium, learned to fake it young. “In fifth…

Julie Russell Stays In Balance

Head of IT, an optimistic realist who tells you to breathe

Julie Russell, Head of IT at Medium, can answer that nagging…

Andrew Liu Doesn’t Play It Safe

Engineer at Medium, a pre-med major who went looking for something unpredictable

Winnie Lim Aims for Authenticity

Designer at Medium, an emo advocate for writers everywhere

Winnie Lim, a designer at Medium, is pretty comfortable baring her

Jamie Talbot Wouldn’t Say He’s a Planner

Engineer at Medium, a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants kind of guy who detests clichés

Xiao Ma Learns By Distraction

Engineer at Medium, a pure systems specialist with a passion for preserving knowledge