Product designer and writer.
Eccentric architecture enthusiast.
Always a work in progress.

Product designer and writer.
Eccentric architecture enthusiast.
Always a work in progress.

Product designer and writer.
Eccentric architecture enthusiast.
Always a work in progress.

Product designer and writer.
Eccentric architecture enthusiast.
Always a work in progress.

Design

I've been a product designer for ~8 years.
I've mostly worked at small- (<50) to medium- (<250) sized startups as one of the first few product designers (if not the only designer).
I love helping companies go from 0-to-1 and then figure out what's next.
I'm currently a designer at Front, where I work on the core experience team.

I'm not currently seeking any design opportunities, but I am open to speaking and teaching gigs.

Writing

I’m currently writing a book about tech culture and burnout.
You can check it out and sign up for updates here.

I also write about design and learning science on my blog.

Architecture

I write a real estate newsletter that features architecturally interesting homes for sale.
I document renovating my mid-century modern home in Oakland, CA here.

I’m also casually pursuing an associate degree in Architecture.

Other stuff

Email: arielnorling [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter: @ariel_n
Instagram: @arielnorling
Résumé: here