Bringing the company center of gravity back with a collectively-curated feed of our best work.
cofounded with Eeke de Milliano, funded by Arc, Sequoia's seed-stage catalyst
A series of zines (and from time-to-time, some hands-on support) to help organizations approach company culture with the care and rigor they treat building products.
supported by Emergent Ventures
Stripe Press publishes books about economic and technological advancement. I brought the imprint and its first four books to life.
couldn't have done it without Tyler Thompson, Sasha deMarigny, Hemlock Printers, and our authors
Making Figma the go-to tool for the next generation of designers, no matter what kind of classroom they're learning in. I stood up programs and resources for teaching, learning, and creating in Figma.
couldn't have done it without Stephanie Zou, and many wonderful students and educators
an attempt at capturing the essence of a slippery term. Written in the style of Susan Sontag’s “Notes on ‘Camp.’”
Nostalgia for another way of working. And wanting to bottle up the org magic.
A conversation with Brett Berson (First Round) about the virtues of writing at work.
a non-exhaustive list of my favorite things about working at companies with a culture of writing.
if you really want to get me riled up, all you have to do is ask me about my thoughts on Slack norms.
produced for a workshop on business writing with David Perell’s Write of Passage.
a (very) personal essay about emerging from depression.
How to pick the right stuff to focus on and make sure you get it done.
a conversation with Erik Torenberg about the mechanisms company culture moves through.
guides on running a real internet business, authored by industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs
the story of creative tools coming to the browser and a vision for the future of design that is more open, accessible, and collaborative
after nearly 5 formative and magical years at Stripe, thoughts on what made Stripe different
led mainstage talks for Figma's inaugural user conference and produced short films to capture the essence of Stripe's team and users for our employee conference
extensive research into how great organizations plan and created a process that fit our organizational structure, company phase, and team culture
captained my college soccer team to three conference titles and one final four appearance, the program now holds three national championship titles. 2009 conference player of the year.
a series of conversations to help students think through their approach to their fall semester, and education more broadly, amidst the pandemic
A network and platform for readers, writers, and players, that changed the way we tell and consume stories on our phones
a cultural bridge between Stripe and newly-acquired companies, laid the foundation for Stripe's corporate M&A function
Written for an audience of one- me- Brie's Wax is a virtual shoebox of things I love on the internet. Some new things, some old things, some short things, some long things. Some I found, some were shared by others. All are worth returning to some time. I don't post anymore but the archives live on.
I wrote two books about family stuff that Harper Collins published. Rosie Colored Glasses (2018) was my first and That Summer In Maine (2020) followed. Both works are semi-autobiographical, but I suppose most stories are. I decided to write fiction because telling a true story seemed harder somehow.
True stories, told live. In 2012, I got on stage at Public Works and shared a very short version of my life's story. It was a rush. I did it a few more times, once at San Francisco's Castro Theater (that one made the podcast). My favorite story to tell was about little lies my siblings and I told our little sister. And also the one thanking my sister, Lana.
Not for typing. I spent a spring making chocolate at Dandelion, a summer helping small restaurants with food prep at La Cocina, and a winter trimming thorns off roses in a small town outside of Bogota. I also coached soccer at The Bay School, but mostly used my feet.
I wish this wasn't so hard. I started an interview series, Peers at Work, about career musings and philosophies from the brilliant people around us. I posted a few times to a blog, So Many Rootlets, about things that made me feel more like a person at work. I didn't know it then, but this was the start to many more years of writing, thinking, and reading on this stuff. I'm slightly embarrassed of how empty these sites are.
I'll finally do these things. A website with teardowns of public apologies. An oral record of a particularly hard day in my family's story. A podcast about helping people ask a hard question to someone near and dear. A middle grade fiction novel about a teenage scandal. A research project on how different cultures mourn. An essay on what's so special about playing women's sports. Finally learn to play the piano and compose a song.