Hi, my name is

Rafael Conde

I design for passion & code for fun


As one of the early hires at Netlify, I’ve been in charge of Product Design since the beginning, leading the first complete redesign effort and scaling it ever since.

I’ve also led the most recent redesign of our marketing page, and some of the brand work.

Currently acting as Principal Designer, helping build a team, and designing the future of the product.

Check out our marketing site

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 yo 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


Layout is a weekly podcast about design, technology, and everything else—now on the Spec Network.

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 100 episodes so far, and have met tons of great listeners and now friends all around the world.

Give it a listen

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. I’m currently working on version 2 — DM me on Twitter if you want to help build it.

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.

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This website does not represent the skillzZ of Rafael Conde, this is his personal web standards' rebelion — open sourced.

Not currently looking for a job, but here's my résumé if you're into that.

I'm also working on a new little thing