Saha Hammari is a designer, writer, and entrepreneur in NYC. He’s currently a design leader at Rippling. Previously, he led teams at legendary companies like Gusto, Casetext, and CollabFinder.


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How Design Feels Today

I contributed my viral essay on design culture to this seminal design anthology from Princeton Architectural Press. My essay explores the contemporary emotional landscape of design and how online culture has shaped what designers build and why.

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Redesigning Gusto's

Core Product

This is so awesome

Joshua Reeves, Gusto CEO

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From 2021-23 I was a design leader at Gusto, a startup with over $500 million in annual recurring revenue. I led a team that redesigned Gusto Payroll, Gusto's core product and one of the world’s most used and loved payroll services. Along the way we built a new foundation for Gusto’s growth.

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Casetext wouldn’t be where it is without Saha

Jake Heller, Casetext CEO

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From 2017-2021 I was the Director of Design at Casetext. I helped Casetext grow from a tiny legal research startup to powerhouse by helping to create the industry’s first truly revolutionary A.I. product. In 2023 Casetext was purchased for $650,000,000. Six hundred and fifty million dollars! As the Director of Design, I built the incredible design team that shipped many innovative products that drove the business.

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How might we make shopping fun again?

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Spring 2016 Lookbook


Work History

Rippling — Design Leader (Current)

Gusto — Design Manager

Casetext — Design Director

Supercharger Studio (Cofounder)

NYC Big Apps — Director

CollabFinder (Cofounder)

Rumplo (Cofounder)

MySpace — Freelance designer

Squidoo — Design intern

Speaking & Writing

How Design Feels Today — Princeton Architectural Press

Boston New Tech Meetup

Joint speech with with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Innovation

Moscow Internet Festival

Design Innovation - Hosted by Foursquare

NYC Tech Meetup

BarCamp NYC

My good friend’s wedding (but that doesn’t really count does it!)

Interviews & Press

Bloomberg Businessweek

New York Magazine

The Guardian

Fast Company

CBS News

Popular Science




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