Helen Tran

I'm a Product Designer spending the majority of my time growing a team and helping to shape the future of commerce and entrepreneurship at Shopify.

The rest of my time is spent wandering, writing, or planning out how I can live in the desert long-term. I walk around asking "Why?" at varying levels of volume. By happenstance this has worked out very well for me.

June 27, 2016

Three Pictures

June 20, 2016

What is Management?

June 13, 2016

Your Own

June 6, 2016

Goal Setting

May 30, 2016

Maintaining Sanity

May 21, 2016

The Weight of Words

May 11, 2016

His Greatest Gift

May 3, 2016

The State of Design Education

April 28, 2016

Everything's Great

April 1, 2016

The Path

March 15, 2016

Bears and Clocks

March 10, 2016

Adjustments

February 24, 2016

Yearly Themes

February 14, 2016

A Love Letter

January 13, 2016

46 Books Later

January 1, 2016

2015 was Pineapples

December 7, 2015

Gamify to Product Failure

November 23, 2015

Tech Life, A Pro/Con Snapshot

November 12, 2015

Two Years as an Airbnb Host

November 8, 2015

The Moon, Aggression and a Confession

October 30, 2015

Wearing Yesterday

October 21, 2015

3 Weeks of Mobile

September 11, 2015

The Night I Met "Hate"

August 26, 2015

Design as Art

August 13, 2015

Let's Talk Money

December 8, 2014

Deliberate Practice

September 19, 2014

From the Desk of the Politely Angry

July 16, 2014

JIBO

June 25, 2014

This is Water

January 18, 2014

The Future of UI and the Dream of the '90s