I am a designer and front-end developer from Seattle, WA. I am the founder of Glean, I'm passionate about crafting beautiful user experiences, building startups, and helping clients connect to their audience.

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Loss, Grief, and Reflection

Loss, Grief, and Reflection Last week my Grandmother passed away. She was 91 years old, lived a full life, enjoyed a lot of it, and in the end was just as suborn as I remember her growing up. I was always close to Grandma, most of my cousins were grown by the time I came […]

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New Post on Medium: My Year Without Facebook

I have recently started trying out the writing platform Medium. You should start following me for my latest posts.

Just over a year ago, I deleted my Facebook account. In this Medium article I share my thoughts, and the impact it has had on my life.

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7 Tips for Breaking Into The Design Industry

This weekend my wife and I took a trip out of town with some friends to their family’s farm. The road trip took a couple of hours and on the way out of town one of our friends wanted to ask me some business questions. He was young, just getting started in business and trying to thing of a way to break into a certain industry. While I rattled off some thoughts on business and customers I remembered back to some of the best advice I ever received about breaking into an industry. So this week I want to share with you seven tips for breaking into the design industry. If you’re a student or recent graduate, these tips are for you.

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It’s just a communication tool.

“Remember that a website is just a communication tool. The most effective sites aren’t just piles of loose content, but are dead-clear in their message and have carefully curated content that is a reflection of what you want to say and what visitors want to see. You don’t have any special web skills for that.”- Chris Coyier

A perfect piece of advice from Chris Coyier of CSS Tricks.

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Jesse Orndorff is a designer and developer from Seattle, WA. I've built a few products, I've designed for some the largest brands in the world, and I love partnering with my clients to build a better web. Let's work together.