Paul Stamatiou @Stammy

Hi, I'm Stammy!

I'm a designer at Twitter in San Francisco.

Technology has often found ways to pull me into new hobbies. I got into photography out of a curiosity for DSLR cameras. I got into running when Nike+ came out and I could more readily track my runs. I was drawn into cooking out of an initial curiosity with sous-vide cookers. And I grew a reading habit after experiencing the convenience of a Kindle.

I believe that great products can do much more than solve problems, but delight and even change habits at times. Somewhere along the way I realized that design is integral to all of these experiences and it was something I wanted to focus on. I have a background in design and computer science and particularly enjoy taking projects from high-fidelity designs to interactive prototypes.

I spend way too much time here editing photos.

I started this website while in college in 2005 to share my passion for technology, design and photography. Everything you see on this site was designed and developed myself. This site is built with Jekyll and hosted on Amazon S3 and CloudFront; a long way from the G4 Mac Mini this site used to be hosted on.

I don't publish too often here—only when I want to dive deep on a topic that interests me. That may be once a year or less. But when I write an article or craft a photoset, I spend a lot of time (this one took 4 months of spare time) to make something useful.

After graduating from Georgia Tech I cofounded 3 startups (two with Y Combinator) over five years before joining Twitter in 2013. At Twitter I have been focusing on media and creation experiences, working on things like Twitter Video and tweetstorms, as well as a myriad of exploratory concepts and prototypes.

Photography is my hobby and passion; my role at Twitter couldn't be a better alignment of my skills and passion.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda with my sister

I'm passionate about sharing my travels—mostly for myself—through meticulously crafted photosets. They're a great way for me to relive past experiences and share them with friends. I'm always thinking of ways to improve, rethink and redesign them for future travels.

However, between the camera gear, photo-editing PC and storage solutions, it is definitely an expensive hobby.

STATS

  • AGE 32
  • HERITAGE Greek
  • EDUCATION B.S. Georgia Tech, Computational Media (CS + Design)
  • INTERESTS reading, travel, finance, cars, running, photography, design, coffee, sushi, modern architecture, prototyping, a clean workspace, cooking
  • NICKNAME Stammy
  • FUN FACT Had my own Nike commercial
  • MYERS-BRIGGS ISFJ-A
  • ELSEWHERE TwitterIG
THIS SITE

  • CREATED 2005
  • ARTICLES 1,300+
  • BUILT WITH Jekyll, Grunt, AWS S3/CloudFront, AWS Route53, AWS CodeBuild, AWS Lambda, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, FFmpeg, XnConvert, many nights and weekends
  • MOST POPULAR Android is better
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New content only a few times a year.

The fine print

Some links to products on this website use affiliate links to Amazon and other ecommerce websites for products I personally use and like. If you purchase an item through one of these links, I receive a small kickback (often around 4-5%). It's how I pay some of the monthly hosting costs associated with the site. I use it when I need to purchase some products to include in articles and guides I write. Here's the necessary legalese: Paul Stamatiou is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.