Mott previously worked at Xerox PARC where he worked with Larry Tesler on creating graphical user interface concepts such as cut-and-paste. He later became a founding member of Electronic Arts. Mott was CEO of MacroMind-Paracomp when it merged with Authorware Inc., to form Macromedia. He served as the first CEO of Macromedia and stepped down on January 1, 1993 to spend more time with his family. He remained as chairman of the board until 1994.
- Chapter 1 – The Mouse and the Desktop by Bill Moggridge, Designing Interactions. 2007-10-01
- Macromind Proposes Media Format by Paul Worthington, InfoWorld, p.5. 1990-11-05.
- But pressure to go public still remains by Jon Swartz, MacWEEK vol.7 no.2. 1993-01-01.
- Marc Canter with Memories of Scoble, Winer and The Internet of Things by Luke Lefler, The New Stack. 2014-11-18.