Headquarters was built mostly as an excuse to learn Ember.js. We'd been using Trello for project management, but desired something a little more opinionated, that would also better handle discussion.
We scrapped it in the end due to lack of adoption within the company. The benefits were outweighed by the friction and inconvenience of moving to a new tool, and difficulty integrating into exisitng onboarding workflows.
Some of thoughtbot's documentation is scattered across public and private repositories, and various other third party applications. It can be hard to know where to look for something, especially as a new employee. Search was built to centralize that knowledge with the ability to search across the multiple sources. These screenshots are of mockups designing some visual refinements.
Pester was a quick holiday hackathon project. Working in a small studio with sometimes distributed teams meant it was often hard to get pull requests reviewed. Pester (renamed from Beggar after realizing it was a little insensitive) pipes feedback requests into appropriate Slack channels, based on some preconfigured tags and the contents of a PR.
thoughtbot's website lists our various technologies and services, and has a stylized page dedicated to each. We've been doing an increasing amount of Phoenix and Elixir work in the past couple of years. This was a fun project to flex some visual design muscles and build our audience and Google juice.
Triangle Designers is a Slack community for designers in North Carolina's Triangle region. This was a quick one-pager to help with the signup process, pulling in symbols from our state and cities.