Ross Moody
Writing

Hi, I'm Ross. A product designer, full-stack engineer, and systems thinker that loves making things for the web.


I started my career running a screenprinting stationery company where I printed all kinds of fun products out of a 1-bedroom apartment in NYC. I worked as a hand-lettering artist, illustrator, and print designer for a while before trading paper for pixels and moving to San Francisco to become a product designer.

It wasn't long before I discovered the magic of programming and started learning JavaScript while helping launch a browser at Brave that was powered by cryptocurrency. From there I began focusing on design systems and was fortunate enough to lead the Garden design system team at Zendesk in launching their documentation website.

These days I split my time between being a Principal Design Technologist at Splunk and pursuing a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford. I like French Bulldogs, cryptocurrency, and my Aprilia RS 660. If you let me too close to your closet I'll organize it.



Projects

Browser Extension

SVG Gobbler

SVG Gobbler is a browser extension that finds the vector content on the page you're viewing and gives you the option to download, optimize, copy, view the code, or export it as an image. Proud to say there are over 8k people gobbling SVGs with this extension.

Web App

Fomo Crypto Calculator

A fun little web app for accurately calculating the dollar amount of regret you should feel for not investing in cryptocurrency sooner.

Online Stationery Business

Fifty Five Hi's

55 Hi's was a company I owned and operated for several years that closed up shop in 2014. The claim to fame was making a card that turned into a shot glass. Though the business is now defunct, I leave the website up because it gives a good glimpse into how effective I am at writing bad jokes.



Writing

2022

Setting up Dark Theme with Remix & Stitches

A short walkthrough of setting up CSS-in-JS theming functionality with Stitches and Remix leveraging SSR color-scheme preferences.

2022

My Favorite Discoveries in Q4 2021

The first post in a running series where I catalog my favorite discoveries of the past quarter. Primarily apps, books, programming tools, and a sprinkle of every-day-carry.

2021

A Gentle Introduction to Staking ETH 2.0

A beginner’s journey to discovering the different methods and resources available for staking Eth2.

2021

Defining Design System Principles

My iterative set of standards for building and maintaining empowering design systems.

2020

6 Tips for Effective Design System Documentation

Practical tactics for writing helpful design system documentation.



Favorites

Software

Apps

Alfred

Visual Studio Code

1Password

Grammarly

GitHub Desktop

Figma

iTerm2


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