Oh hey, I’m Cat Noone.

Founder @irisapp, Designer, writing Preggers Guide, lover of cookies, and a Cool Mom in Tech. I write about design, building products, startups and stuff.

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Enabling designers to work with accessibility in mind

Originally posted on Product Hunt as a comment for our launch on April 25, 2017. We built Stark, the color-blind simulator and contrast checker for Sketch. Our goal in doing so is to help designers start thinking about and executing on designing with accessibility in mind from the very beginning of…

The three pillars that elevate your brand and product design

This post was based off a question I received from a designer friend of mine. When he originally reached out, he said: As the sole designer for a startup fin-tech product, I am trying to get a feel of what it would be like to take a company from the ground and raise the brand and the product to…

Tech has no borders

I’ve been trying to really digest the events of the other day after Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from 7 countries (for now). After seeing how quickly the tech giants urged their employees to remain in the country and others sent out their legal team to help employees and their family dir…

The need to localize your product

This post was inspired by a message I received from a fellow founder a while back about localizing his product. When kickstarting a product, we understandably wrap ourselves up in research, design and development, hands messy from all things product work not worrying just yet about the slew of…

Introducing Fold

The digital card game that allows you see what wacky things your friends would do if the price was just right. Since High School, I’ve been entirely too amused figuring out what things friends, family and others would do for a certain amount of money. I found it’s not only an ice breaker, but alwa…

Making it as a Mom in tech

My experience, thoughts and confusion behind motherhood and exclusion Before having my daughter, I spent a lot of time trying to wrap my head around potential schedules in which I could fit in work time after she was born. At the time, my schedule was well-planned; I was content and flexible. As I…