I'm a writer, designer, (sometimes) illustrator, husband, and father.

Currently helping to build a community and education around email design and marketing with the fine folks at Litmus. I’ve written two books on email design and occasionally speak at industry events. More about me here.

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Save the World with Erica Joy Baker

Linked on Dec 3, 2016

Everyone should watch this talk from Erica Joy Baker.

Like a lot of people, I’ve been struggling with how to react to November’s election. It’s fine to make grand proclamations against the president-elect and those that support him, but I love Erica’s more practical advice to start with curiosity when you meet someone new. Learn about them, embrace their differences, and accept one another. Treat everyone as human beings, because that’s what we are.

Encourage everyone to embrace the differences… Encourage yourself, your family, your friends, and everyone to fight back against those who would have you hate, demean, and belittle people different from you… I want you to fight back against that with everything you have, because it is very important right now.

Go watch it right now, and share it with anyone you can.

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Don’t Overlook the Quiet Voices and Contributions

Linked on Dec 3, 2016

As a quiet person, I really appreciate this post from Dan Kim at Basecamp. I often feel like I’m not contributing enough but it’s reassuring to see people recognizing that there’s more than just talk and other ways to contribute to a team.

Shorter and More Frequent

Published on Dec 1, 2016

An extension of my previous post, this time explaining some of the thinking about how I'm approaching writing for my website from here on out.

Less Professional, More Personal

Published on Nov 27, 2016

On trying to carve out a more personal space on the web. Letting my online home become a better reflection of the whole, not just one aspect of myself.

Favorite Emails: September 2016

Published on Oct 3, 2016

Here are my favorite emails from September, featuring PremiumBeat.com, Lars Müller Publishers, TABLE TR TD, and 45royale.

Some Advice from Someone Who's Been There Before

Published on Sep 26, 2016

I recently received some golden advice from someone much more experienced than me. See what they said over on Product Malkovich.

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