Hello.

I’m Nick. I’m a product manager, technology consultant, and writer. Here’s my resume; I am available for consulting and for hire.

I ran the user-centered web development firm Neoteric Design for 20+ years; I built digital products for my clients while fostering my team’s culture of quality, sustainability, and expertise. In 2022, I closed Neoteric to explore new opportunities.

This is my blog. On the technical side I write about product management, user experience, static sites and more.

On the personal side I write book reviews, maintain some language learning resources and write about personal knowledge management. I’m passionate about fitness, travel, and cooking.

Find me on Twitter @nickgracilla.

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