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I package bits of delight and surprise
into simple apps

I occasionally share my thoughts at @tobiasahlin, and at my blog.

At Lookback, I help people
build better apps

I believe that for apps to become better, we need to understand ourselves better. At Lookback, I’m working to rethink user research tools.

At GitHub, I helped people
build software together

During 2013 and 2014, I worked on GitHub.com, GitHub Pages, gist, and GitHub's native apps for Windows and Mac.

Spotify

Life is better with a soundtrack

From 2010 to late 2012, I worked as a product designer at Spotify. I worked on the entire array of products, including apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Mac, Windows, and the web.

I love having fun with letters

I built SpellRush from a love for word games. Swipe to create words, they disappear in a cloud of smoke, and new letters fall down from the top of the board. Beat the evil gorilla boss at the end. No. Right—sorry. No gorillas. It’s really fun though, promise.

Nobody likes to wait

But you can make it less of a pain. I've created SpinKit, a collection of loading spinners animated with CSS. They're super smooth, easy to customize, and open-source.

View SpinKit

Looking for a speaker?

I love talking about culture, design, programming, and learning. I teach at Hyper Island, and I've recently spoken at Full Frontal Conf, HybridConf, devDK, and Aarhus Alpha. If you're hosting a conference or a meetup, don't hesitate to reach out.

I write at tobiasahlin.com/blog