David Potsiadlo

Code-slinging product designer who loves podcasts and plays guitar.


Since 2005, I've worked professionally to apply my UX/UI design and front-end development skills toward non-profit, enterprise, education, and ecommerce web products. I currently work as a Senior Product Designer at Main Street Hub in Austin, TX.

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Or, you can send an email to davidpots@gmail.com.

Featured projects


Curated digital songbook & Rails CMS

I designed & developed Songnotes to help me share my growing collection of curated guitar tabs, chords, lyrics, and lessons with aspiring musicians across the world. To do this, I built a Rails-powered CMS that feeds my hand-crafted song metadata snippets into a carefully designed framework that was built to support the structure of any song. The content for each song entry is hand-crafted by me personally, ensuring a high-quality, consistent, and media-rich experience that works for today's web-native audience.

Learn to play a song →

Pots Podcast Picks

A curated podcast mixtape of my favorite episodes

In early 2015, I built Pots Podcast Picks in order to more easily share my favorite podcast episodes with friends and family. My curated selection of favorite episodes is available not just through a website, but also through an RSS feed and even the iTunes Podcast directory. Using Jekyll as a publishing tool, any new episode I add is immediately made available through these means. Now, friends and family need only subscribe to my curated feed once with their podcast app of choice – and can easily find the latest episode I can't stop raving about.

Listen to one of my favorite podcasts →

Other projects


Here is a collection of occasional blog posts & random snippets I've written in the past. Many of the front-end posts below are aimed toward those initially exploring the world of rapid prototyping using Rails, Git, Heroku, Jekyll, etc.

Guitar lesson for Freeway Time in LA County Jail by Sublime
October 16, 2016

Guitar lesson for Get Well Cards by Conor Oberst
September 17, 2016

Guitar lesson for Say It Ain't So by Weezer
July 23, 2016

Guitar lesson for You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go by Bob Dylan
July 17, 2016

Guitar lesson for Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams
July 9, 2016

Guitar lesson for Don't Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers
July 7, 2016

Guitar lesson for How I Go by Yellowcard
July 1, 2016

Guitar lesson for the 7 Years by Lukas Graham
June 26, 2016

Ukulele lesson for the Blank Space by Taylor Swift
June 13, 2016

Guitar lesson for the Kodachrome by Paul Simon
May 28, 2016

Ukulele lesson for the Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
May 21, 2016

Ukulele lesson for the The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie
April 16, 2016

Ukulele lesson for the Gravity Falls theme song
April 13, 2016

Ukulele lesson for 'Take On Me' by A-ha
April 2, 2016

Ukulele lesson for 'Waltzing Matilda'
March 8, 2016

Ukulele lesson for 'Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters' by Elton John
February 18, 2016

Ukulele lesson for 'Surrender' by Cheap Trick
February 9, 2016

Guitar lesson for 'Dark Side of the Moon' by Chris Staples
December 31, 2014

Ukulele tabs for 'Wake Up' by Arcade Fire
September 1, 2014

Ukulele tabs for 'Hook' by Blues Traveler
August 18, 2014

Ukulele tabs for 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd
August 12, 2014

Overcast Reactions from Day #1
July 17, 2014

Heroku Setup for Static HTML
April 8, 2014

Guitar Fretboard: from ASCII to SVG
January 23, 2014

Heroku Fork! How to run a Staging and Production server at the same time
December 19, 2013

Setting up Jekyll, Compass, and Github Pages
June 24, 2013

Rails Basics: Adding a Dropdown Resource to a Model
April 4, 2013

Rails Basics: Intro to has_many :through
April 2, 2013

Rails Basics: Nested Models
March 30, 2013

Rails Basics: Adding a Column to a Table
March 29, 2013

Git Basics: Adding a Rails Project to Github
March 21, 2013

Rails Basics: Setting Up a Homepage
March 19, 2013

DC Metro Widget for Android
October 3, 2010

Hacking the Washington Capitals Logo with Illustrator
May 13, 2009