Ross Moody

Hi, I'm Ross. A visual systems thinker1 that likes to understand how things work under the hood2.


I started my design career3 running a screenprinting stationery company where I printed all kinds of fun products out of a 1-bedroom apartment in NYC4. I worked as a hand-lettering artist, illustrator, and print designer for a while before trading paper for pixels and moving to San Francisco5 to become a product designer6.

It wasn't long before I discovered the magic of programming and started learning JavaScript7 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’m the first recruit for the design systems initiative at Blend where my focus is on creating accessible components and standards for product teams. I like French Bulldogs8, cryptocurrency9, and learning how to code. If you let me too close to your closet I’ll organize it10.



Projects

Web App

Fomo Crypto Calculator

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

Chrome & Firefox Extension

SVG Gobbler

SVG Gobbler is a browser extension that finds SVG content on any website to download or copy to clipboard. Proud to say there are over 5k people gobbling SVGs with this extension.

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 for reference because it gives a good glimpse into how effective I am at writing bad jokes.



Writing

2021

The Product Idea List

A design retrospective with the best product ideas from a year of scraping people’s tweets on Twitter.

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

Hemingway Editor

GitHub Desktop

Figma

iTerm2


Email/Dribbble/Twitter/GitHub/LinkedIn