Joshua Wold


Product Design at Automattic

The above sketch is from my work on the product filter blocks for WooCommerce.

For the past three months I’ve been working at Automattic as a Product Designer with the WooCommerce team. The first few weeks were Support Rotation, followed by onboarding, and then jumping into some smaller projects and attending a few meetups.

Right now we’re working on converting existing widgets in WooCommerce to blocks for Gutenberg. This process has been a fun one where I’ve been able to look at ways to improve the blocks in a Gutenberg context, and also get a better understanding of how stores work.

Among many other things, one of the joys of my job is that I work on open source software. Because of that I intend to share a lot of what I’m working on, and the process I go through. We’ll call this my journey to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Product Designer.

If you have any questions about my journey in this field, feel free to reach out to It may be the inspiration for a followup post.