Last week was rough to say the least. For those that don’t know I am located in Austin, TX, and we were hit with a record snowstorm last week. Yes. SNOW in Texas. We see it every couple of years, but nothing like this. Waking up today and trying to…

We’ve all experienced this — as soon as you sit down to start your workday, you’re instantly overloaded with information to consume.

One email with a link to an interesting article quickly becomes several articles, creating a series of tabs that each lead to more and more content. Cutting through the noise to find valuable inspiration is difficult. Once your workday really starts, meetings, project notes, and other working documents begin to…

One of the most powerful outputs of design thinking is the ability to cultivate a sense of empathy for your product’s users, as well as a rich understanding of their day-to-day lives. At Handsome, we leverage those key insights to fuel the rapid ideation, prototyping, and testing that occurs within…

Reading at Cheeup Charlies in Austin, TX.

Preface: This was written and read at a Fresh2Design meetup called LGBTQ Voices, part of a Diversity Series where designers share their experiences through storytelling and design.

M y coming out story is a long one… like 15 years long. There was, however, a consistent theme throughout all those years…

Read the quotes below last week in an article about how to read more books. They really got me thinking about my “30 in 30” goal…

Basically if you have a goal you want to meet, don’t tell anyone. I can see some value in this, but I can also…

The photo above was taken on Friday, March 17th at 2:32pm, during SXSW. Notice the baracades, hoards of people and cops, and activity all around.

Today was one of those days where I could not think of what to write about, or post, or photograph.

A completely uninspired day.

I know it is part of the creation process, to feel at a loss of words and thoughts.

Part of it is feeling overwhelmed between personal…

Mom and Dad sitting at our family Restaurant, sometime in the late 80s.

Above is a photocopy of a photo of my mom and dad. This picture has been with me everywhere. …

It’s day 4 of this self proclaimed challenge. I missed posting on Day 1 and 3. This project was supposed to be light, and not overwhelming. I wanted to be able to set myself up for success, not failure. …

In thirty days, I turn thirty.

Thirty seems like it is one of those milestone birthdays — No longer in my twenties, supposed to be an adult, can’t act like a kid, should be starting a family — so, it got me thinking about where I am, how I got…

John Berry

Sometimes writing, sometimes designing, but always growing exploring and discovering. Product Designer @Facebook www.johnberry.design

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store