Hello, I’m Coby Chapple.
I go by @cobyism most* places online.

I’m a seasoned product designer & full-stack web developer, a pragmatic systems thinker, and an empathetic coach, manager, and mentor. I’m a detail-oriented ENFP, my preferred pronouns are he/they, and I typically bias towards chaotic neutral. 👻


I’ve been Building Things for the Internet for nearly 20 years—since the days of spacer GIFs, <blink> tags, GeoCities🏠🚧, Macromedia Flash, and IE4🌐😬—and have been part of high-impact teams solving fascinating problems at GitHub, Intercom, Seth Godin’s altMBA, and elsewhere.

Outside of work, I’m a keen photographer, aspiring linguist, multi-media maker, cypherpunk historian/cryptography geek (majored in network security at university), a very rusty dancer/martial-artist/mountain-biker, a fourth-generation pacifist, proud uncle, and garden-variety autodidactic generalist. I stand in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community. 🏳️‍🌈✌️✨

I’m originally from New Zealand, but in various past lives I’ve also lived in Australia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and London, UK—in addition to having travelled to ~27 countries—so I’ve wound up with a funky accent you’ll probably struggle to place.