is a multidisciplinary Product Designer from Sydney, Australia, specialising in UX/UI design, brand strategy and Webflow development. He is the founder of ,, co-founder of ,, and Lead Designer at ,.

  • Atomic Habits

    No matter your goals, , offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.,If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.,Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.,Learn how to:, will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits–whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal., is a useful book. It???s actionable, practical and written in clear and precise no-bullshit prose. One of the key themes throughout , is automating your life, the idea that “, takes you through the psychological, scientific, and anecdotal evidence of habit formation, with practical examples and tips to help you create a new habit or eliminate a bad one. He focuses on the small wins???making 1% improvements every day that form the foundations of a good habit. Over time, these small improvements become the architect of our lives.

  • Creative Selection

    An insider’s account of Apple’s creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.,Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era???the Golden Age of Apple.,Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple???s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world’s most admired companies.,Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation???inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy???and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.,An insider’s tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.,After , left Apple, the world wondered how the company would continue to make great products. , by , is the rare remarkable insider???s story that reveals how Jobs and the design team utilised a Darwinian approach to ideation and creativity. Apple’s processes are worth studying???they’ve created some of the ,., is a fascinating insight into the design thinking behind Apple’s creative powerhouse. It will inspire you to think differently about your design process from the teams that changed the user experience of entire industries.

  • Deep Work

    One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results.,Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.,In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.,A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories — from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air — and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.,Few books have been as transformative for me as ,s ,. In an attention-deficit economy, we have lost our ability to focus and solve complex problems. As more companies embrace open offices, Slack, work-from-home policies and move towards ,, our attention spans are only getting shorter.,When was the last time you were able to focus on one task, uninterrupted, for just 60 minutes? Or when was the last time you managed to ???get some real work done???? In the first half of the book, Cal???s explains why deep work is so valuable and increasingly rare in today???s attention-deficit economy. Shallow work, on the other hand, is made up of non-cognitively demanding tasks that can be performed while semi-distracted. These jobs (and workers) are easily replicated and it???s a race-to-the-bottom for your career.,The ability to work deeply is perhaps , most valuable skill you can learn. It???s a skill that can be sharpened, practised, and leveraged in every aspect of your life. To master deep work, you can focus not just on ???getting things done??? but on ???getting valuable things done??? in less time.,???s company, , (now ,), was an early proponent of the value of deep work, cutting their employees??? workday to 4-days in 2012 and increasing productivity in parallel by promoting a distraction-free environment. More recently, , in Japan that led to a 40% increase in productivity by reducing distracting meetings, emails and ???shallow??? work.,In the 1980s, , famously adopted his own “,” where he spends two weeks alone in the forest twice a year. It is reported that he never missed these periods of deep work, no matter what was going on at Microsoft. Gates understands the value of ,.,A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, , will teach you practical steps to fight for more deep work in your life and to focus on what???s important. Read this book and then listen to the audiobook???make it still and it will instil positive changes in your career, habits and life.

  • Design Is a Job

    Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can???t afford not to know.,Most UX/UI designers I’ve met didn’t plan to be in this profession, they just kind of landed here on their creative path. I’ve met UX designers that used to be architects, marketers, bartenders and developers. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that design is a job; treat it that way. , is a great resource for anyone wanting to get into design, or designers who want to understand how to treat design as a more serious career (not just something they enjoy doing). , calls it ???a guide to making a living as a designer???.,Whatever type of design work you do, it exists in a space between human attitudes, perceptions and physical artefacts. Whether you’re a design professional interested in transitioning to freelance work, running your own studio, or just improving your current approach to the craft and client/work relationships, there’s good advice in this book for everyone.

  • Eating Animals

    Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.,Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.,Part memoir and part investigative report, , is a book that, in the words of the ,, places Jonathan Safran Foer “at the table with our greatest philosophers.”

  • How Not to Die

    From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, ,reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.,The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In ,, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America — heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more — and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.,The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.,History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.,In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, , includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen — a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Refactoring UI

    Make your ideas look awesome, without relying on a designer. Learn how to design beautiful user interfaces by yourself using specific tactics explained from a developer’s point-of-view.,This is a book written by a developer-designer duo, , & ,. It???s written primarily for developers. , to explain what I mean. That being said, I think it should be required reading for every designer and everyone working on digital products. It’s by far one of the most practical and valuable resources for any UI designer I’ve come across. Ever looked at your work-in-progress and thought, ???I know this looks terrible, but I have no idea why???? The obvious answer you’re missing is probably in this book.,Most UX/UI design books that claim to focus on “best practices” miss the mark by focusing purely on high-level principles, design process, colour theory, and user research. It’s very rare that a book dives deep on the UI side of things and how to , design digital products, with practical tips and real actual examples. Not just theory; no fluff; 100% signal; 0% noise. Because it’s primarily written from a developer’s point-of-view, it explains concepts clearly and suggests common sense tactics to make your design more user friendly.,& , are very active on Twitter and within the design/dev community and Refactoring UI is a , in itself.

  • The Score Takes Care of Itself

    The last lecture on leadership by the NFL’s greatest coach: Bill Walsh.,Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played.Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership.Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others.,Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of ‘wisdom by Walsh’ will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

  • User Friendly

    In ,, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need. Spanning over a century of sweeping changes, from women???s rights to the Great Depression to World War II to the rise of the digital era, this book unpacks the ways in which the world has been???and continues to be???remade according to the principles of the once-obscure discipline of user-experience design.,In this essential text, Kuang and Fabricant map the hidden rules of the designed world and shed light on how those rules have caused our world to change???an underappreciated but essential history that???s pieced together for the first time. Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, , provides a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable. In ,, Kuang and Fabricant tell the whole story for the first time???and you???ll never interact with technology the same way again., is a timely call for a new design philosophy for the digital age to embrace UX and make computers more user friendly. Released in late 2019, there has been a lot of hype around this book???co-author , is not only a seasoned UX designer, but an award-winning tech journalist and a fantastic writer. , is an essential and modern primer on how design is shaping our behaviour, thinking, and world.,More than a reference book for designers, , is told through an interesting historical lense that reads more like a novel. It maps the secret rules of the designed world and explains how these rules have changed society. It’s a fascinating blend of research, professional design experience and common sense real-life examples that exposes the underappreciated history of design???it will change how you think and approach user experience design and the world around you.