Jonnie Hallman is a staff design engineer based in Brooklyn, NY, working at Stripe during the day and building Cushion at night.
My work focuses on building thoughtful, intuitive, and delightful interactions for the web, with a devotion to process, transparency, and sharing what I learn.
At Stripe, I work on the Site team, which is responsible for stripe.com. In 2020, we launched a colorful new redesign.
I also lead development of the landing pages for Stripe Apps, Stripe Identity, Stripe Checkout, and Stripe Terminal.
Before Stripe, I freelanced primarily for startups, focusing on animated marketing websites. For Casper, I built the homepage animations for casper.com to introduce their new sheets.
I also worked with Dropbox to build the websites for Carousel and Mailbox—their short-lived photo and email apps.
My greatest hit was the FiftyThree Pencil landing page—a collaboration with the FiftyThree team to debut their first piece of hardware.
After riding the freelance roller coaster for several years, I built my own app to bring peace of mind to freelancers by visualizing their schedule and income from a bird’s eye view.
In addition to building for the web, I also love writing (and speaking) about the process. Below are a few of my more popular posts:
Burning Out and Finding Stability June 4, 2019
Building the Casper homepage January 5, 2016
Building the Carousel website with Dropbox April 15th, 2014
Book Covers, Model Airplanes, and My Dad January 5th, 2014
Building the Pencil Page with FiftyThree November 21st, 2013
I also spoke at CreativeMornings on the topic of “Make”. I took that opportunity to talk about my dad and his influence on me as a maker—with a focus on passion and process.
Off the web, my wife and I run a shared studio space in our neighborhood, where we work alongside a handful of our freelancer friends. Come on down to Design Town
That’s it for now. Need more?
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