Hi! 👋 I am Wes Wilson.
I'm a recovering entrepreneur and designer driving business outcomes across product, web and marketing. I also occassionally dabble in front-end development.
Currently, I am Director of Product for the newly relaunched OpenInfra Foundation (previously OpenStack Foundation). We build communities who write open source software that runs in production, including OpenStack that powers some of the most critical infrastructure in the world (CERN, Walmart, Tencent, and Blizzard to name a few).
Previously, I founded a start-up (acquired 2011), was Director of Product at VentureLab, helped build ZippyKid (now Pressable), was a mentor for Techstars Cloud, and spent a few years as a freelance designer/developer.
NOTE: This is where I write about random technology, things I've created or anything silly that comes to mind. This is not a reflection of what I do at my "real" job, but might be a reflection of what I do on my "free" time.
Dipping our toes into short term rentals
Relaunching the OpenStack Foundation
Creating a logo for a new SUP club
Branding project for real estate investment startup
A walk through on setting up my 404 page
Taking a break from writing OKRs by drawing OKRs
An exercise in UX, how content can change to attract users
Sharing and open sourcing some of my learnings
A few places I've leaned on in my journey to learn
A handful of starry "pointers"
More code fun, navigating posts
Playing with code and learning something new
Recognizing failure is a part of the process
Illustrating a childhood sketch
Uhh... This is Total Landscaping
Hopefully we can all come together
We're still in a pandemic y'all
Workload management for special education providers. From spreadsheet to software
The rain has started in Oregon
Celebrating OIF launch with some retro-ness
Giving coffee the worship it deserves
Learnings from Draplin
Creating an identity for myself
Practicing typography and illustration
The start of an exercise to spur creatitivy