đź‘‹ Welcome to the Elezea Newsletter

Every so often—sometimes weekly, sometimes not—I recommend a few meaningful things that I believe deserve your attention. Not too many, and hopefully not things you’ve seen or heard about elsewhere in your travels.

Topics include internet culture, broader technology trends, music and book recommendations, and sometimes a few personal thoughts. I see it as a way to connect with each other, and hopefully, provide you with some useful and interesting content that is worthy of your time.


My name is Rian van der Merwe. I'm a product leader with a background in user experience design. I am currently Head of Product at Wildbit, where I work remotely from Portland, OR.

Elezea is a Swahili word that means to elucidate, explain, clarify, and relate. Everything I write is in that spirit.