From 2016 until 2020 I was one of the leading designers at Pinterest: on product teams (Home, Search, Communities, Shopping) and in the “lab”, working closely with both founders.
In 2016 I contributed to the design of Readymag. One of the most beautiful tools on web (made by my friend Anton), which has inspired me to design the way I do.
In 2015 I co-founded Specialist — a tiny design studio based in Dumbo. AMB 1 was a tool I designed and we released to make mood boards out of images in our Dropbox folders.
in 2014 i worked at softfacade. miranda, an in-house project that i designed and helped launch, is a beautiful iphone app to make plans across multiple time zones.
And bits of what I designed between 2006 and 2015, including my very first web and mobile apps: “Soviet Spotify” and “Uber before it existed”.
When the App Store launched in 2008, I was curious to make an app. An IT company where I worked had an engineer who could help me, but someone had to pay for it. I designed something obvious and pitched it to the richest taxi company in town. We made it and everyone loved it)
apple’s notes/photos/messages hold so much of our lives. the most beautiful parts of our lives, yet feel pre-historic if compared to all the social social apps we’ve built. they feel like disconnected storage units, where life fades away, stale and forgotten.
being curious about myself, what am i about, where i came from and where i’m going — inside my iphone, i needed a space with myself.
inside my iphone i made a space with myself, and spaces with a few of my closest people. i designed the simplest, most flexible system i could. hired top engineers, built and released 6 beta versions. the process was like nothing i’ve done before, i made art, physical and digital. the result is a lifetool + art about it.