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January 14th, 2015

Balsamiq, the Secret Sauce

It's not hard to guess that our company has always had a strong affinity with food. Especially good, earthy, artisanal, unpretentious food. We even added a menu item in...

By Francesca
December 23rd, 2014

Even Santa uses Balsamiq?

As you know, our little company is spread out around the world. We have a Hipchat room we use to share day-to-day stories, which helps us bond. Today Stefano...

By Francesca
December 18th, 2014

Santa visited Balsamiq today!

As Santa gets ready for his annual trip around the world, he came by for a visit to our different locations this morning. We all were ready for him, bouncing off...

By Francesca
December 15th, 2014

Francesca Fabbri joins Balsamiq!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! I'm Francesca, the seventeenth member of the Balsamiq family. What can we expect from you? My primary role at Balsamiq is to be the Community...

By Francesca
October 20th, 2014

2014 Retreat: Learning From and About

Ride pride Friends, I can't believe it's October. Before summer becomes a distant memory, I want to tell some stories from this year's Retreat. If you've been following our...

By Val
July 18th, 2014

Transformative Living @ Balsamiq

I believe it all started in San Francisco. In 2013, our yearly retreat took place in a big house on the pan handle and one of the many highlights...

By Luis
July 11th, 2014

Happy to Learn Something New!

We encourage each other to be lifelong learners at Balsamiq, and I decided to take a class. Opportunities for online education are abundant, but don't overlook the benefits of an in-person...

By Val
March 6th, 2014

Admin Engineers

About a year and a half ago, we started experimenting with a company structured around project-based work. I remember Peldi asking me what I thought we should name the...

By Natalie
February 10th, 2014

Behind the Scenes of Our Documentation Process

We are always committed to improving our support website experience. Read this blog post for the most recent changes to the Documentation site. We recently wrote about some of...

By Leon
December 30th, 2013

Looking back at 2013

Hello friends of Balsamiq! As 2013 comes to an end, it's time to revive an old tradition (2008, 2009) and look back at all that we have achieved this...

By Peldi
November 4th, 2013

Sketching the 2013 Retreat

Our home for the week Hi all! Ben here again. As Val already posted, last summer we had our annual company retreat. This was my first opportunity to attend,...

By ben
October 14th, 2013

Ben on the Balsamiq Customer Experience

Supporting customers is such a huge part of what we do as company. Everyone contributes to customer support in one way or another, and our awesome team keep working...

By Mike
October 3rd, 2013

An office with a View

It's been a wild 3 years since my last blog post about our office in Bologna. Since then, we've grown to 16 friendly faces, a whopping 8 in Bologna...

By Val
September 24th, 2013

Sketchnotes from Mobile UX Summit 2013

Hi, all. Ben here again with more sketchnotes! (Here is a link to the first set of sketchnotes I posted.) Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in...

By ben
July 17th, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday, dear Balsamiq!

With the SuperMoon shining upon us, the friends who make up Balsamiq met in San Francisco to celebrate our company's 5th birthday. Our team is scattered around Europe and...

By Peldi
July 11th, 2013

Sketchnotes from GetSatisfaction Conference

Hi, I'm Ben. This is my first blog post for Balsamiq, so I thought I would do a brief introduction. I am a long-time user and fanboy of Balsamiq,...

By ben
June 16th, 2013

Salvatore Cammarata joins Balsamiq!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Our little team is growing again! This time I'd like you to join me in welcoming my good friend and old college buddy Salvatore 'Sax'...

By Peldi
May 9th, 2013

Andrea Serra joins Balsamiq!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Andrea Serra, the latest member of the Balsamiq family. Andrea is a client-side developer who will...

By Peldi
April 5th, 2013

Meet Michele and Ben!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Another week, another piece of good news. No, two! 🙂 We hired a new team member to speed up our software development, and we partnered...

By Peldi
March 8th, 2013

Balsamiq partners with Aramis B.V.

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It is with great pleasure that I can announce today that Balsamiq has entered a long-term partnership with Aramis B.V., a Dutch software development company...

By Peldi
February 26th, 2013

Anna Mariotti joins Balsamiq!

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Anna Mariotti, the latest addition to the Balsamiq family. Anna's main job is to ensure that our growing Italian company...

By Peldi
November 15th, 2012

Leon Barnard Joins Balsamiq

It's a great pleasure to introduce you all to Leon Barnard, the newest member of our team. We're excited to have Leon onboard to help move our UX and...

By Mike
October 16th, 2012

Thoughts on "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

When I was a growing up my parents paid me to read books they thought had value for my personal growth. I suspect the first was The Little Engine...

By Natalie
June 18th, 2012

2012 Balsamiq Company Retreat

My suitcases are not yet unpacked because I have Balsamiq Jetlag Syndrome (BJS). Luis defines that as "A complication of ordinary jetlag, where the subject is kept awake by...

By Peldi
April 3rd, 2012

A myBalsamiq morning to forget: an apology

Hello friends. For the second time in the history of Balsamiq, I write you today to apologize for our mistakes. This morning we started what was supposed to be...

By Peldi
April 2nd, 2012

Florian Brauer joins Balsamiq

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the Balsamiq family: Florian Brauer! We first met Florian in July last...

By Peldi
February 20th, 2012

Balsamiq Interview on IATV

We took some time out to talk to Jan Jursa on the IATV podcast. Peldi, Jan, and I discussed Mockups and myBalsamiq, wireframes and prototyping, and what's happening right...

By Mike
December 31st, 2011

Our Donation Policy

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. While we're not quite big enough yet to sponsor...

By Natalie
November 1st, 2011

Kyle Dinh Joins Balsamiq

Hello friends of Balsamiq! I am thrilled today to announce that Kyle Dinh has joined the Balsamiq team as full-time employee #10 - double-digits baby! 🙂 Kyle, who's based...

By Peldi
October 20th, 2011

Creating eBooks with Pages.app

UPDATE: This article was written in 2011, with tools that were available to us then. We'd suggest searching for more modern tools for creating eBooks now. iBooks on left...

By Mike
September 15th, 2011

Songs for Entrepreneurs

I've been meaning to write this little post for a long time. There are a few songs whose lyrics stuck with me and have helped me along my programmer-to-CEO...

By Peldi
September 12th, 2011

Looking for an Outgoing DevOps in California

Nov 1st UPDATE: the position has been filled! Go Kyle! 🙂 Hi this is Peldi from Balsamiq. We are a three-year old, bootstrapped and very profitable little company. In...

By Peldi
September 12th, 2011

Devising a Profit Sharing Program for Micro-Multinationals

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. Quick update: now that we have over 25 employees,...

By Peldi
September 12th, 2011

Our Simple Salary Policy

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. Given that we have different people all around the...

By Peldi
September 7th, 2011

Pace, not Deadlines

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. At Balsamiq, we don't have deadlines. Ever. It seems...

By Peldi
September 7th, 2011

On the need of VERY FEW company policies

I'm not a fan of policies. In fact, the tiny little essay on how policies are bad from Rework is my favorite of the whole book. It's called "Don’t...

By Peldi
September 6th, 2011

DigMyData: aha!-nalytics

I've never been a metrics lover. Stories like Google A/B testing 41 shades of blue make me cringe. I explain our industry's recent infatuation with analytics-driven-development in part as...

By Peldi
August 22nd, 2011

Avoiding the Circumlocution Office

A few weeks ago, I finally received my "permesso di soggiorno," my permission to stay in Italy. As an American citizen I knew the process for getting my paperwork...

By Natalie
August 12th, 2011

"I love to do business with other businesses my size"

I've tweeted about this video a few times in the past. I'm posting it here as well so that I can find it easily every time I'm compelled to...

By Peldi
July 3rd, 2011

Company Retreat Powers Balsamiq Quality Boost

Would you trust your software to these people? You bet What is it like when a small, dynamic, distributed software company gets together for a week-long sleepover at the...

By Anna
June 24th, 2011

From Our RetrEAT: A Team That Cooks Together Stays Together

One of the hardest things about working with my beloved distributed team (aka balsamici*) is our not being able to see each other in person more often. Just once...

By Peldi
June 2nd, 2011

Our Response Might Be Delayed... We're on Retreat!

Hello friends! I am super-excited as I type this. I am alone in the office today because it's an Italian holiday, a French holiday, and OUR WHOLE US TEAM...

By Peldi
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