David Kadavy


David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-selling book, Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty. Prior to writing Design for Hackers, David founded the Design departments at two Silicon Valley startups, and freelanced for clients such as oDesk, PBworks, and UserVoice. David also launched numerous other projects on his own, none of which failed hard enough to be worthy of mention in this bio.

Since the debut of Design for Hackers, David has traveled the world, speaking about design and entrepreneurship, and mentoring startups, including those at 500 Startups.

David writes about Design, Productivity, and Entrepreneurship here, and has an awesome newsletter you can sign up for here (you’ll get free stuff if you do).

Aside from writing and speaking about design, David is also an avid “Lifehacker,” and still gets all giddy when they cover one of his articles, or ask him How [He] Works.

David used to live in Silicon Valley, but he doesn’t anymore. Crazy, right? He left. I know. Yeah, we hear he’s hidden away on some street in Chicago lined with trees and brick buildings. Homeless? No, that’s not what we meant. He has a place. Also, when it gets too cold in Chicago, he usually runs off to South America for a couple of months.