Hello, I'm Jesse, a designer and front-end developer from Seattle, WA. I write, speak, and teach about crafting beautiful user experiences.

My Thoughts on Startup Weekend Cambodia

This weekend I was a coach at Startup Weekend Cambodia. It was a great chance to catch up with some good folks that run startups in Cambodia and I was able to help coach some teams on the marketplace. But on a longer reflection of the event, I couldn’t help but think that we are not doing enough to help Cambodians develop their businesses. These are my thoughts on how we can improve this event and help establish a real startup culture in Cambodia.

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9 Things I’ve Learned Freelancing

I’ve been freelancing in some form or another for close to 10 years. Over that time, I’ve grown as a professional designer and a business person. I look back to when I started and I can’t believe how bad I was at my job. But, I had amazing clients, and I kept grinding and learning. I’ve recently stopped freelancing to focus on my design agency for non-profits, Glean. But I wanted to share a few of the things I’ve learned over the years as a freelancer.

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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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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.