Hi! I’m Catt Small.
People are at the center of everything I do. I design user experiences that millions of people use every day. I also make games, write, teach, speak publicly, and work to make the world a better place by organizing events across the tech and games industries.
That’s how long I’ve been programming and designing. I grew up on the internet and began to code websites and games at the young age of 10.
I am a product design expert.
I collaborate with teams to create beautiful, usable experiences. By learning as efficiently as possible, I help product managers, user researchers, engineers, product marketing managers, and other designers prioritize and release the right solutions.
Most recent design work
Over six months, I coordinated efforts across myself, five product and engineering squads, several other Senior+ Product Designers, and two Brand Designers to design and launch a new product area.
I am a game developer.
Since 2011, I have designed and built a variety of human-centered video games. My games have been shown in spaces around the world including IndieCade in Los Angeles, Fantastic Arcade in Austin, and the V&A Museum in London.
Most recent game
SweetXheart is a slice-of-life game about microagressions, race, and gender.
Writing makes my thoughts permanent.
Recent blog posts
It’s been 12 years since I first became a Junior Web Designer. Here are four things I learned!
How do you navigate the endless sea of companies bombarding you with all the perks they offer and reasons you should join their team?
Tools for self-improvement
Over my many years in design and technology, I have created a variety of free and low-cost tutorials, printable worksheets, and more.
I don't have any upcoming speaking engagements. If you're interested in having me speak, get in touch!
Support my work
I love writing and sharing tips, but it's time-intensive and takes a lot of effort. This kind of labor is not cheap.
Want to talk?
Got feedback, looking to suggest a future writing topic, or want to invite me to speak at your organization? Send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!