Hello from Dropbox Design

An introduction to our design team

Kurt Varner
Nov 29, 2016 · 3 min read

Hey there, design friend. We’re Dropbox Design, and we’re glad you stumbled upon our publication. This is our first story — a simple handshake to introduce ourselves.

First, a little background. Over the years, Design has played a deeply influential role at Dropbox and has become a cornerstone of our company. From creating a product experience that’s described as “magic” to building a strong, thriving business, Design was there, toiling behind the scenes of it all. While we believe great products speak for themselves, we want to start telling the story of Dropbox Design. You know — the what, why, and how behind our team and the work we do. So today, we’re officially saying hello.

This publication

Who’ll be writing

What we’ll write

1. Share generously

It’s our goal for you to leave our publication better than you came. We want to generously share our findings, insights, process, and resources with you. Our house is your house — come on in.

2. Share openly

We’d like to achieve an open and honest dialogue with you. The pathway to great design will always have its fair share of successes and failures (plus a whole lot of iterative work that didn’t quite ship). We hope to give you a transparent view into our world.

3. Share a point of view

As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. We think this is especially true with design. While there may not always be a “right” answer or perspective, we will, indeed, have our own point of view on design. We won’t be afraid to wander away from the neutral middle ground. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use our opinions to help define your own.

The Dropbox Design brand

Come along with us

Love,

The Dropbox Design team

Want to be part of our design family? We’re hiring.

Dropbox Design

We believe joy is the engine that powers the best ideas.

Dropbox Design

We believe joy is the engine that powers the best ideas. We’re designing a more enlightened of working, so you can love the way you work. More on dropbox.design.

Kurt Varner

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Design Director at Dropbox. Advisor for startups. Rooting for the underdog.

Dropbox Design

We believe joy is the engine that powers the best ideas. We’re designing a more enlightened of working, so you can love the way you work. More on dropbox.design.