is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Fast Company’s design-focused imprint Co. Design is running three excerpts from my new book, “How They Got There: Interviews With Digital Designers About Their Careers” starting today.
The first interview is with infographics designer Nicholas Felton, who talks about “his first job rejection, his fling with Facebook, and the fraught future of data.” It’s a pretty extensive excerpt, but there is lots more in the book both from Felton and thirteen other notable designers, so get your copy today at howtheygotthere.us.
Update 3 May 2015: The second installment is live at Co. Design; this one is an excerpt of my interview with Evan Sharp, co-founder of Pinterest. Sharp talks about the challenges in managing design as the enormously popular site scaled up. Read it here.+