My name is Leon Barnard. I'm a dad, husband, and designer of user experiences. I work at Balsamiq, maker of Mockups, the best little wireframing tool around. I help people and technology get along better.
Articles I've written for work. I also curate the Balsamiq Champions blog.
- Using Balsamiq Mockups with Pattern Libraries and Frameworks - - Balsamiq UX Blog
- Tips for Effective Wireframing - - ThinkApps Blog
- Mockups Tips for Getting Unstuck - - Balsamiq UX Blog
- Behind the Scenes of Our Documentation Process - - Balsamiq UX Blog
- Improving the Experience of Our Support Website - - Balsamiq UX Blog
- The User Experience Gap - - Balsamiq UX Blog
- Tales from a UX Guerrilla - - Balsamiq UX Blog
- Using Mockups in your Agile User Stories - - Balsamiq UX Blog
Experiments and hobbies.
- Work from Homers Club - A project to build and curate a list of local work-friendly cafes
- Stuff I'm Into - A tumblr built using IFTTT to autonomously post all my favorites from Pinboard, Twitter, and Pocket
- Decidedly Different - A collection of photos of all the wacky stuff I see around my neighborhood
- Leonland - This site right here, which started as an exercise to help me learn HTML5 and CSS3
- Mixcloud - My (very) amateur DJ mixes
Stuff I Like
When I'm not working or sleeping you might find me reading about or playing around with some of these things.
- Balsamiq MockupsRapid, effective and fun wireframing software
- MarkdownA simpler way to write HTML
- IFTTTPut the internet to work for you
- Daring FireballInsightful Apple and tech news
- The Green Bay PackersMy favorite NFL team
- ISO50 BlogGreat source for musical and visual inspiration
- BerkeleysideMy source for hyperlocal news
- HTML5No <DIV>s here!
- KCRWMy favorite radio station. Great music stream.
Connect With Me
Let's totally "connect!"