May 17, 2019

Creating a new Windows Terminal icon

I believe iconography is perhaps one of the most important factors when designing an app. Humans are mostly visual, and we identify the apps on our device home screens by looking at their icon–not their name.

The icon for what is currently the Command Prompt, hasn’t seen a redesign since 2007’s Windows Vista. Back then the idea of a Linux kernel in Windows would be laughed at, and PowerShell was only a few months old.

January 27, 2019

Design decisions in Cortana OS

This weekend, I posted some initial mockups for a project called “Cortana OS” to Twitter. Character limits make it hard for me to convey everything I want to, so I wanted to write this short post explaining some of the design decisions that went in to this.

October 29, 2018

I rebuilt my site using Hugo

You’ve hopefully noticed that the layout of this site seems pretty new. I’ve been working for the past couple of weeks on an updated site that’s a lot easier to work with. Let’s dig in.