Husam Machlovi Strategy and Design

What I'm doing now

I’m home in New York City.

I spend several hours every day building my business, With Pulp. As we’re a small team, my activities vary day by day and can encompass project management, client management, marketing, design, programming and accounting.

Soon, I am starting a gig as a Interaction Design adjunct professor for CUNY. Very excited for that as teaching has been something I have wanted to do since I was a kid. And now I have this amazing opportunity to teach a subject I’m very passionate about.

Writing’s a big part of my life. I’m very thankful for that. It’s the one hobby I remember practicing since I was 9 years old, and it feels good to have it be a part of my regular routine.

Every day I write something whether it’s a to-do list, journal entry or article. Apple’s Notes app is my go-to.

I’m working on an interaction design book, “Psychology of UX”. I started work on this book a few years ago, when an article I wrote for one of the top UX publications jumped to #20 of 1700 in popularity. The article is about variable rewards in design and you can read it here.

I had to put the book on pause as With Pulp work was taking off and we needed to get systems in place to manage the growth. I have recently resumed work on the book and plan to finish it this year.

Poetry has been a big part of my life since I was 11 years old. And since early last year, I have been writing poems more regularly.

Also, since last last year, I have been very fasincated with eastern spirituality: Zen, Hinduism and Taoism. Poetry has been a great way for me to make sense of the concepts I’m learning. I play this fun game with myself where I try to distill these profound concepts into the smallest and pithiest pieces. You can read my poetry on Medium.

This page was last updated on May 29, 2018.