Hi, I'm John Hornbaker.

I'm a product guy who enjoys understanding people and applying my love of technology to solve their problems. In recent history, I've worked on:

  • an iPad and iPhone contest gaming platform for local merchants, Knowsy Knows;
  • a mobile phone price comparison site for selling your old mobile phone, uSell.com;
  • and, an algorithm-driven mobile price comparison & monitoring service, billmonitor.

More about my professional life. Trail running, mountaineering, and infrequent sails occupy my non-working hours.

Contact:  •  Skype: johnhornbaker

Words to live by

Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.

And it’s that process that is the magic.

—Steve Jobs

The best journeys are those that answer the questions that at the outset you never thought to ask.

—Rick Ridgeway

As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson