Julius Tarng

Julius Tarng

Software Imagineering in Dallas, Texas, He/they

I like to learn how to make things. I run an independent software imagineering studio called Toolshop helping startups prototype and ship new ideas for computing. Read more: read.cv/teams/toolshop

Teams

Current
Toolshop

Projects

2023

Chat interface for Anthropic's Claude LLM

2023

A space for social tarot. Explore beautiful decks. Do tarot with friends. Start an interactive ritual.

2022

Customize your web with the Boosts in Arc :)

2022

A co-learning community of designers helping each other build their technical intuition and learn the mental models behind software.

2021
Felt

The world's first multiplayer map-making tool

2020
Secret Design Tool

A new design tool for people who like to write

2020

Virtual shared spaces to meet, create, and play

2019

End-user programming for web designers

2017
Pixelcloud

Design collaboration network

2016

Prototyping is design!

2015
Design Pack

Design system infrastructure at scale

2012

Guaranteed to be your favorite spatula, 5 stars on Amazon!

2010

College thesis on a more human phone — brand, industrial design, and interaction!

Side Projects

2021

Browser extension that replaces "web3" with "my butt" (or some other reasonable variant). Tribute to the classic cloud2butt!

2021

Blog together with cyber buds, an experiment with multiplayer animated co-writing

2019

Konmari your Twitter follows~ open source and remixable!

2018

Series of games done for game jams in 2018 using Pico-8~

Work Experience

2020 — Now

Design prototyping, front-end engineering (specializing in highly interactive spatial interfaces)

Clients include:
Anthropic (Claude)
The Browser Company (Arc)
Felt
Sprout (formerly MakeSpace)
Moonlight
Hidden Door
Tome

2019 — 2020
Principal Product Designer at Webflow
2014 — 2017
Design Tools Lead at Facebook
2012 — 2014
Product Designer at Branch
2011 — 2012
Industrial Designer at Smart Design

Features

2021
2019

Tidy Up Your Cluttered Twitter Feed With This KonMari Tool

Education

2020 — 2020
Recreating the Past at School for Poetic Computation
2007 — 2011
Industrial Design, Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University

Contact

Twitter
GitHub

Speaking

2024

I rant about the “design engineering” trend being a missed opportunity and break down what I view to be an arbitrary line drawn between the two disciplines.