Matt Kirkland

Matt's a designer and planner who gets way too excited about things. He spends his free time playing with his children, reading books old enough to be your great-grandfather, and starting overambitious side projects.

    Those projects currently include:
  • Accidentally starting 'the internet's biggest book club' at
  • Publishing a series of seven novels at Don't be impressed, he didn't write them - just designed and published them.
  • A Cuneiform-Tablet-as-a-Service startup called No seriously, send Matt a tweet and he'll send you back a clay tablet in the mail.
  • A liquor review site that only covers baijiu, the world's most popular spirit that nobody's ever heard of:
  • Trying to visit every sculpture by the medieval German carver Tilman Riemenschneider, who is amazing, by the way.

Check out what they've written:

Here's to 2023

A new short story to celebrate the new year

A fresh look for TASN

New Tools and New Vibes

New Years 2022

Small, sharp tools

2020 in Review

Matt is proud - and grateful - for how we've weathered 2020.

A 2020 Badge of Merit

Let's be honest, we ALL deserve a badge of merit for 2020.

Safe and Sound Calculator

A new data-driven tool to fight child abuse.


We're working remotely for a while 😷💻🏠

Impact Report 2019

A look back.

Growing IRISes

A gentle onboarding for IRIS.

The Great Escape(s)

in which nerds are pretty good at puzzles

Tech for Technical Assistance

Supporting the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network

Our Parental Leave Pledge

BNB <3's families.

Stacking those bricks

In which we win a major award.

Jazz Hands

A music label that exists to make the world a more just place.

Happy New Year

New year, new you

Drawing Machines

Apparently we like things that involve math

No place like dome

In which we climb a lot of stairs

Hardware Morning

In which software people attempt to make something hard

Do NOT Touch the Pipes

In which we take a tour and ask way too many questions.