I design things


Mark Uraine

I’m based in Southern California, but was reared in the mountains of Oregon, so I’ve got stories to tell. I enjoy cultural idioms, language, and the differences between eastern and western thought. I’ve been making mistakes since 1976 and find it’s still the best way to reach new ground.

Among the 32 different strengths defined by the Gallup Strengths Center, my top 5 include; Context (understanding the present by researching the past), Strategic (quickly spot relevant patterns and issues with any given scenario), Belief (enduring core values), Relator (building close relationships), and Learner (never stop learning).


Designer at Automattic

As an interdisciplinary designer I’m dedicated to making the web more accessible, and human friendly by facilitating the transfer of information. I’m a designer at Automattic striving to be an impactful contributor to Core and a frequent problem solver on WordPress.org. I design. I communicate. I get things done (preferably in automated ways while experimenting with new technology).



A few of my favorite things

drink: coffeefood: tamalescode editor: Sublime Text 3image editor: Sketchbook: Bibleolympic sport: freestyle wrestlingCMS: WordPresscolor: whitestate: Idahoactivity: backpackingexercise: mountain bikingvideo game: Star Wars Battlefrontnotebook: Dot:GridiOS app: Eat Your Greenswearable tech: Fitbit Surgeautomator: Grunt


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