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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The problem with being allergic in America

On health care and the disgust behind the price to save my daughter’s life When I wrote the title to this post, I realized how easily I along with others could remove allergic and replace it with something else; a woman, black, muslim, a handicapped veteran, disabled, and the list goes on. Many of t…

How to get started in hand lettering

Earlier this year, I pushed out a tweet about my desire to be a beginner again, learn something new and took a particular interest in hand-lettering. I spend so much time in front of computer and needed time to detach from it and do something artistic — requiring me to be hands-on, challenged and focus…

Designing an editor theme for developers

Day in and day out, engineers (and designers) all over the world crunch, break and write lines of code using a number of IDE’s available. From Sublime Text and Atom to WebStorm or Vim, the one thing I realized in my search, is that most IDE themes are made by developers. But there’s a huge design asp…

Creating a modern day emergency alert

In my last blog post, I mentioned I’d been working on a project after having wrapped up Liberio, my first startup. For anyone who follows me on social media, you know the project is called Iris and it’s been a pretty big secret, with the occasional social media tease (I love doing that), up until tod…

All stories have an ending

It’s painful to walk away from what we hold most dear; especially when we invested an immeasurable amount of time, energy and heart into something. For founders, that’s shutting down your product and closing your company. And as a first time founder, the end of our company pains me more than I exp…

Force Touch and the evolution of interaction design

For those of you who may or may not have heard, Force Touch is the latest feature from Apple which recently made way onto the Apple Watch and Macbooks, and is due to hit the upcoming iPhone and OS versions (expected to be announced at tomorrow’s Keynote). Force Touch uses the device display to d…