I’m Emmet Connolly and this is my blog. I live in Dublin with my wife and two small children, and I work as Director of Product Design at Intercom.

Before that I worked at Google, where I designed Google Flight Search, and then started a 20% project that turned into Android Wear which I designed from initial concepts through to launched product. More work on my portfolio.

Making digital products fits me well, being an intersection of design, technology, and thinking about new things. You can email me at emmet.connolly@gmail.com and I’m @thoughtwax on Twitter. This is a slightly frowny version of what I look like:


I’m from Ireland, but I’ve lived all over the place: in Galway and Dublin, New Jersey, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Zurich, San Francisco, and now Dublin again. I studied an Arts degree in NUI Galway (I.T. and Politics), and a Masters in Digital Art in the University of Plymouth. I love to travel to new places, and in 2013 I took four months off to backpack around Asia.