Hi I’m Jackson Mohsenin, a software designer based in San Francisco. A lot of folks call me JMO.

I recently spent six years designing at Quora, where I got to integrate design and code in a day-to-day role, drive major parts of company strategy, and manage a wonderful team of designers.

Now I’m tinkering on personal projects, working with early-stage startups, writing about design and ML, and making pizza.

Say hi if you’re interested in working together:

@jmohsenin •  [email protected]

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Interfaces that help machine learning

Analyzing design patterns that help ML collect signal.

The algorithm isn't everything: TikTok's virtuous cycle

How TikTok’s product design, growth strategy, and algorithm compound to form strong network effects.

Snapchat and the myth of unintuitive design

Debunking the myth that Snapchat's hard-to-discover UX was a key part of their success.

Recent Posts

Social/UGC products are uniquely difficult marketplaces

Incentives get tricky when supplier motivations differ.

The surprising impact of reducing batch size

Shipping smaller chunks of work has more benefits than you probably realize.

Complexity can’t be removed, only moved around

It's not that simple to "make it simple".