Photo by Grant Legan

Hi, I’m Mig Reyes, a traditionally-trained graphic designer from Chicago helping lead brand and marketing at Basecamp.


I help make and market Basecamp, the world’s best way to do project management. Prior, I designed UI and marketing campaigns at Threadless. With my roots in traditional graphic design, I also experiment outside of web and product work.


I spend a lot of time with community outreach. Since 2009, I’ve been teaching art direction and design within Chicago portfolio and tech schools. I also maintain Humble Pied, a video blog where I interview really talented creative people.


I’m trying to be a better writer everyday. I like to write about design, craft, and culture. You can read some of my favorite pieces so far: Try, try again, When culture turns to policy, and Reminder: Design is still about words.


Every now and again I travel to give presentations on creativity and design. My last favorite talk was the one I gave at CreativeMornings. It’s four pieces of backwards advice that captures how I feel on the way we live our lives as creators.

Learn more about me or see a live stream of my internet activity.

Very nice to meet you

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