Hey, I’m Pat 👋

Better by Design is a newsletter where I share what I’ve learned from my decade in the trenches of UX design, web development, and brand strategy to help you create better by… you guessed it… using design!

I write about the practical application of a range of concepts that have shaped my approach to design and life as a creative person: from design and technology to psychology and philosophy to business and art.

Whether you’re a designer, developer, product manager, or just someone who likes good design, I hope I can add some value to your creative process and help you to design a little bit better 😎.

Why should you care what I think? 🤔

My unconventional career path has given me a unique skill set and perspective that can add value for people who create software and digital media.

  • I started my career as a brand strategist at the famed ad agency Leo Burnett.

  • Then I designed and built consumer finance applications as a UI developer at American Express.

  • And finally, I honed my craft in UX design, designing three billion+ dollar cyber-security products: Tenable, Signal Sciences (acquired by Fastly), and now JupiterOne.

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I publish twice per week on Mondays & Thursdays across two content series.

  • Better by Design (Mondays - Blog style)

    • Articles aimed at helping you hit the sweet spot between art, commerce, and technology, with practical applications from my far-reaching background.

  • The Creative MBA (Thursdays - Digest Style)

    • A curriculum for the design-curious. Approachable jumping-off points for learning about design principles, strategy, behavioral science, UI execution, and more.

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Patrick Morgan

Here to help you create better by design. Principal Product Designer @ JupiterOne.