Can you tell us a bit about your background? What made you want to get into design?
I grew up making all kinds of things: drawings, paintings, cardboard inventions, wooden devices, clay sculptures, stop motion movies, occasionally sewing random goods, and often writing music. All along the way picking up cues from my parents to make much of little, to have patience and careful attention to detail, to make things last, and appreciate creativity.
I’ve always been drawn to simplicity, beauty, and precision. I went to design school unsure of what design really was. But I absolutely fell in love with it. Crafting something deliberately to be both functional and beautiful is something that will forever intrigue me.
How would you describe the design aesthetic of Squarespace?
High fashion. Simple. Striking. No nonsense.
You recently led the design efforts for Squarespace Circle branding. What is Squarespace Circle?
It's an exclusive community of people who build websites on Squarespace. It’s a place where they can come together to support each other and learn from each other. They also get unique Squarespace perks. Like extended trials, optimized customer service, and exclusive content.