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May 18th, 2011

Joy McCrea joins Balsamiq

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since our last blog post, my apologies. We've been crazy busy with lots and lots of new customers and working on...

By Peldi
March 13th, 2011

Video of my Business of Software 2010 talk

Hi friends, sorry for not blogging more, I'm having way too much fun working on Mockups, myBalsamiq and running our little company right now. Today I want to share...

By Peldi
December 13th, 2010

Louanne Poisson Joins Balsamiq

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Louanne Poisson, who joined Balsamiq as Regina della Qualita', which is italian for Queen of Quality. She is based in...

By Peldi
November 18th, 2010

Video of my LessConf 3010 talk

I had the pleasure of giving a talk at Less Conference 3010 last May titled "Guiding Principles for Running a Successful Little Startup". The conference was one of the...

By Peldi
November 3rd, 2010

Paolo Ottanà joins Balsamiq

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Paolo Ottanà, the newest member of team Balsamiq. Paolo will be working out of our Bologna office, helping us with...

By Peldi
October 22nd, 2010

Keeping it in Perspective

I have a love/hate relationship with change. I love new challenges and new opportunities, but would love to have them completely on my own terms. Of course change doesn't...

By Natalie
October 14th, 2010

An update from Balsamiq-land!

Hello friends, long time no see! So sorry for not keeping you in the loop more about what's going on in Balsamiq-land. Although it might seem like we're not...

By Peldi
September 9th, 2010

Email, key lookup, bounced check

After our company met in Italy on July 1, I stayed abroad until my recent return to the Bay Area, and since I got back, every day has been...

By Val
July 26th, 2010

Office Space

If you follow our company blogs, you already read about our first-ever team meeting. A highlight for us was on a Lake Como ferry to Bellagio, where we had...

By Val
July 19th, 2010

Our First Company Retreat

I'm on a boat! Being a Balsamiq employee for just over two weeks, I wasn’t sure my perspective of the staff retreat would be of much value. After all,...

By Natalie
July 1st, 2010

They're coming!

I mentioned today that I feel like Balsamiq (the company) is really just starting now. The team is in place, the processes are pretty smooth, the revenue somewhat stable,...

By Peldi
July 1st, 2010

Natalie Gould joins Balsamiq

I am thrilled to announce that my very good friend Natalie Gould has joined the Balsamiq team! We're not sure about what her final job title will be, but...

By Peldi
June 2nd, 2010

Our Short and Mid-Term Feature Roadmap

Hi there, I've written bits of this enough times now that I thought a little blog post about it would be in order. Here's what we're working on RIGHT...

By Peldi
May 31st, 2010

Bringing a little Balsamiq to Atlassian's #Summit2010

I'm doing some creative visualization about the upcoming Atlassian Summit in San Francisco on June 6. We are sponsoring, and I'll be managing a booth all by myself for...

By Val
May 19th, 2010

I tink, therefore, I am. (Sorry, Descartes)

We love people who get stuff done. We are, therefore, extremely proud to sponsor one of the puzzles concocted by Tinkering School at this weekend's Maker Faire. Tinkering School,...

By Val
May 17th, 2010

Refresh! My blog, reborn

Ahh, the best-laid plans of mice and bloggers... I had such grand ideas about waxing poetic every day, chronicling what we are learning as a company and my growth...

By Val
March 31st, 2010

Employees define company values by designating Matching Funds

Hello everybody, thanks for visiting. I am delighted with our little company's growth, and we have quickly settled into a comfortable rhythm in 3 time zones. Now that we...

By Val
March 9th, 2010

And the UXLx Winner is...

The upcoming UXLx Conference (May 12-14 in Lisbon) is a wonderful chance for Usability folks to hear some of our favorite speakers and meet like-minded experts who believe, like...

By Val
March 8th, 2010

Our Spring 2010 Travel Plans

Hi everyone. We are all heads down making a TON of progress on all areas of our business: the website, the product, the web app, our internal processes...it's awesome....

By Peldi
March 2nd, 2010

Mike's 5 Jobs

Hi again. Thanks so much everyone for all the nice words following yesterday's announcement.... we're all super-excited as well! 🙂 In this post we'd like to give you a...

By Peldi
March 1st, 2010

Michael Angeles Joins Balsamiq

I can barely contain my excitement as I type this, so I'll get right to it: Michael Angeles, the man behind Konigi and one of the people I look...

By Peldi
February 22nd, 2010

Happy Birthday, BalsamiqMarco!

I woke up to the news that today was Marco's birthday. He's already logged off for dinner, so we decided to throw him a little virtual surprise party, complete...

By Val
February 3rd, 2010

At Balsamiq, Everyone Blogs. Join Us.

The Balsamiq Blog is my third blog. I started in 2003 with Peldi's Little Blog in which I shared sample applications and things that I learned at work about...

By Peldi
February 2nd, 2010

My seat at the Chef's Table

Since college, my job title has gone from Administrative Assistant to Chief Operating Officer. I have seen and learned a great deal, and not just about technology. It's been a wild...

By Val
January 25th, 2010

Luis Arias Joins Balsamiq

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the Balsamiq team, monsieur Luis Arias, Web Programmer Extraordinaire. 🙂 If you've been following us for...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2010

Balsamiq Roadmap for 2010

This is part two of a two-part post about what happened in 2009 and our plans for 2010. We did this last year as well, it's becoming somewhat of...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2010

A look back at 2009

Wow. Just wow. It's hard for me to believe how much has happened in Balsamiq-land in 2009. I feel like a completely different person than when I wrote the...

By Peldi
December 20th, 2009

Tracking your Company's Mentions with Del.icio.us

Hello friends! Today I'd like to share a little Del.icio.us trick that might be useful for your company. It's something I saw used at Atlassian and that I've been...

By Peldi
December 19th, 2009

Holiday Reading: Free eBooks and Good Blogs

Hello again! 'Tis the season of giving, and hopefully most of you will have a little more time to do some reading, so I thought this would be a...

By Peldi
December 17th, 2009

An apology

Hi friends. So I made a big mistake today. No, I made a few. I was so excited about the new pan feature that I decided to release it...

By Peldi
November 18th, 2009

Back from San Francisco

Hi all, this is Marco writing. I just got back from the Business of Software conference in San Francisco. This is my trip report. Valerie While Valerie and I...

By Marco
November 12th, 2009

Free Balsamiq Mockups for UX Training

Hello everyone! 🙂 Did you know that today is World Usability Day 2009? It's a global initiative now in its 4th year, aimed at raising the awareness of the...

By Peldi
November 11th, 2009

YouTube-ing Up a Storm!

Hi all. So we've been travelling quite a bit in the last few months for conferences and such. Aside from learning a lot and sharing what we know, conferences...

By Peldi
October 30th, 2009

Tools we use for running our startup

Hi there. I've been wanting to write this post for a long time, but things were still evolving too much for me to come up with a definite list....

By Peldi
October 23rd, 2009

Listen to this blog

Hi there, just a quick post to let you know that you can now listen to the most popular posts on this blog via the new blog-to-podcast service from...

By Peldi
September 14th, 2009

A little market-y post

Hi there, a quick market-y post to let you know about a few things that happened today: We are sponsoring LessConference, a one-day conference happening in Jacksonville, Florida, on...

By Peldi
September 13th, 2009

Let's meet in person for a change!

Hello friends! Some members of team Balsamiq are going to be attending the following conferences and events this fall: October 4th-7th: Valerie will be in Los Angeles for Adobe...

By Peldi
September 9th, 2009

No weekly release this week, but we've been busy!

Hi there, just a quick note to let you know that we're not going to do a weekly release this week. We've been working on some big features so...

By Peldi
July 28th, 2009

Hello World!

Hello world! As a member of Team Balsamiq for just about 3 months now, I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and welcoming good wishes from the Mockups community....

By Val
June 9th, 2009

Atlassian Summit Trip Report

Last week we participated in the Atlassian Summit, Atlassian's first worldwide conference and Balsamiq's first foray in being a conference sponsor. Below is an account on what happened and...

By Peldi
May 12th, 2009

Please Welcome Valerie Liberty to the Balsamiq Family

Hi everyone. It is with immense pleasure that I get to introduce to you Ms. Valerie Liberty, Balsamiq's #2 employee and "Chief Operating Officer, Wow! Division." I've known Valerie...

By Peldi
May 9th, 2009

Why I haven't been blogging as much

Hi there. If you've been following this blog for a while you already know that lately I haven't been sharing as much as I used to. It's true and...

By Peldi
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