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Rich Thornett

founder · product designer · software developer

I’ve been building software for over twenty years at blue chips and startups. I've led efforts in product design, direction, and positioning; software engineering and architecture; and hiring product teams.

I’m best known as co-founder of Dribbble, a social network where designers share work, build a following, find inspiration, and get hired. It’s arguably the design industry’s most influential community, featuring premier jobs, top teams, and global meetups. I bootstrapped Dribbble with my friend Dan and led product design and development for eight years until we sold the company in 2017.

I live on Boston’s North Shore in Salem, Massachusetts with my supastah wife, Susanna, and our two obstreperous delightfully irreverent children. I’m passionate about puns, podcasts, local development, investing and connections, bootstrapped startups, and basketball. Occasionally, I dunk.

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