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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Open-Sourcing my thoughts and product ideas

For a few weeks prior to the clock striking twelve on New Year’s Eve, I thought about all of the resolutions I wanted to set for myself in hopes of a better me—as a person, designer and founder. To be honest, I hate resolutions because the majority of them are a result of NYE excitement, then slo…

Stories in the digital age

Anyone who knows me, knows stories are important to me. In fact, they’re important to everyone. Stories are a large part of who we are. They are the insight into our past, present and future as individuals and as humans; and in a world filled with divide, stories bring us together. “We're all made of …

Creating a universal sign up form

While working on a side-project, and wanting and needing a mailing list for it, my partner Ben and I went straight to the Mailchimp signup form area where we could “customize” and extract the bare bones code for it. Prepped and ready to add some styling, we pasted their default code into the edi…

It’s called “Ship” not “Shit”

I knew there was an increasing problem with the culture in the design/startup community when individuals started introducing their products by talking about how quickly they’ve built them, rather than how efficiently and the quality of it after doing so.  Don’t mistake speed for precocity: the worl…

Finding joy in being a first-time founder

I remember being asked multiple times, “Are you sure you want to do this?”, and I felt compelled, as always, to answer “yes” or “no”. After all, that’s what was expected of me. I had worked on a number of projects before, but this was my first startup that I had co-founded, and planned to take to the top. So t…

The complementary co-founder

More crucial than building the company itself, finding a Co-Founder is a difficult but key ingredient in the recipe of a company’s success. Because of that, I felt it deserved some more light shed on it. The “Founding Family” isn’t a topic that’s discussed often, but should be — just as often as marketing, prod…