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 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…

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…