Hi, my name is

Rafael Conde

I design for passion & code for fun

2021–Present
Along

I got to scratch "work with friends" off my bucket list when I joined Sam Soffes and Bryn Jackson as their Founding Designer at Along 📼
We're building the best platform for creators to produce amazing content, engage their community, and make a living.

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2016–2020
Netlify

I joined Netlify in 2016 as their first designer and was responsible for designing and scaling our app's UI for the next 5 years.

I’ve also led the 2018's marketing and brand redesign, and helped hire and grow our incredible Product Design team.

Learn more about Netlify

2020–2021
Superlist

I've joined Superlist as their first designer, to build a new productivity app for teams of the future — in many ways it's the spiritual successor of Wunderlist.

Check out their landing page

Side Project
Hand Mirror

A Mac app that lives in the menu bar, and when you click on it you get a view from your camera, to check your face before joining a video call.

Built this little app in a weekend and it was super fun to finally work on a macOS app — after all these years I could scratch this one off my bucket list.

Download from the Mac App Store
Article on The Verge
Marketing site

Side Project
Booby Track

Convenient and fun way to keep track of your breastfeeds,
on your iPhone and watch.

We had our first baby this year and my partner is breastfeeding — one weekend she asked if I could write an app for her to keep track of which boob did she feed our baby with last, and at what time. This is that app.

Download on the App Store
Landing page

Side Project
Thwip

Your portable soundboard, right on your Apple Watch, for free!

I think sound effects make life 7% funnier, so I've built a soundboard for your Apple Watch with a Spider-Man Web Shooter mode.

Download on the App Store
Landing page
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About

Thwip

Made by

Rafa

Special thanks

Débora Ribeiro
Ryan McLeod
Kevin Clark
Laura Conde

Web sounds by

The Blast

Sound effects

All sounds were recorded by Rafa and/or royalty free

Made why

Thought it would be fun

Yeah but like, why call it 'thwip'?

It's the sound that Spider-People's web-shooters make

What? Webshooters?

This app was originally just a one button thing and you would strap your watch to the palm of your hand and make 'Spider-People' noises

No further questions

Ok, thanks so much for downloading this app. I have exciting plans for future updates, follow @rafahari or @thwipapp on Twitter to be on top of them ✨

The sound is coming from my headphones.

Swipe from the bottom to bring up Control Center, tap the AirPlay icon and make sure 'Speaker' is selected.

Why is the 'spider web' button bigger than the others? Is this a bug?

Hey I see what you did there, but spiders aren't actually bugs. The button is bigger so that it's easier to hit if you're, let's see, using it to pretend you're one of your favorite super-heroes.

Picture of an Apple Watch strapped to the palm of your hand, making the webshooting hand pose like Spider-Man, whilst tapping on the button to make it fire up the sound effect — it's fun

Excuse me, I demand to speak with the manager!

Feel free to send me an email at rafahari@gmail.com or tweet at me @rafahari — be nice.

2015–Present
Layout

Layout is a weekly podcast about design, technology, and everything else.

I record it with my friend Kevin Clark and it's one of the most fulfilling side projects I have ever done. We've recorded more than 200 episodes so far, and have met tons of great listeners and now friends all around the world.

Give it a listen

Side Project
Break this Safe

An watch game in which you take advantage of the Digital Crown and haptic feedback to break into a safe.

I designed and built this game from scratch and wrote a bit about the process.

Learn more about the game, and download it maybe?
Read the case study

In a previous life

I used to do some things that I am not really doing anymore

  • Frames

    An iOS utitlity app to save and mirror your Framer prototypes.

  • SketchCasts

    A weekly video tutorial on Sketch.

  • Writing

    I had the honor of being published on netMagazine and Offscreen.

  • How Being a Developer Makes Me a Better Designer

    Transcript of a talk I used to give.

  • The Rise of the JAMstack (DJ set)

    Transcript of another talk I used to give.

Copyleft © [what-year-is-this]

This website definitely does not represent the front-end skills of Rafael Conde, this is his personal web standards' rebellion — open sourced.

If you're desperately looking for that blog post on how I hacked my pet feeder to work with Siri/Home… fine, here it is.

… and if you're looking for 6K P3 Remastered Mac OS X wallpapers, here.