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  • Quebec bw

    TYPO3, Quebec, and July 4th

    A couple weeks ago, I got to attend the TYPO3 conference in Quebec, and I’ve been so engrossed in PHP and design comps since I got back that I’m just now thinking about some of the highlights.

    Tags: old stuff, personal

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  • Invitation graphic 2

    Start small.

    We have no big names, no outside funding, no award-winning website, and I’m the only employee. Our rallying cry: start small.

    Tags: old stuff, craft+story

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  • Craftandstory square

    Not a Manifesto

    While working on building a new business, Craft+Story, I decided to pen some core values to kick things off and find the right people.

    Tags: old stuff, business, craft+story

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  • Steve jobs

    Steve.

    The growth of Apple was a shared experience for all of us. My parents were inspired to write, draw, and create music on devices that didn’t quite seem like computers to them. I was inspired to write, draw, and create music by watching them.

    Tags: old stuff, personal

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  • Hoodie

    How to Not Make Bad Propaganda

    I have two wildly different writing processes that I switch between for different goals, audiences, etc. Obviously, I opt to justify, and I’ll give each process a descriptive, if hyperbolic, name: the “market-y, sell, sell” process and the “painfully honest” process.

    Tags: old stuff, creating, writing

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  • Writing process screenshot

    My Writing Process

    I documented my writing and creative process for “cross-training” at work.

    Tags: old stuff, writing, process, video

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  • Larry greenawalt date

    San Francisco, Father’s Day, and slow clapping

    SCS, as you may or may not know, stands for “Slow Clap Syndrome”, and it is surprisingly rarely diagnosed in the medical community. SCS is very simple, though. Whenever I get a compliment or encouragement, I automatically imagine a slow clap accompanying it in the background.

    Tags: old stuff, creating, personal

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  • Keynote slide

    One-hundred slides in ten minutes

    “Don’t be offended if people get up and walk out early… I mean, I’m sure that many people will stay. It’s just… people are very busy.”

    Tags: old stuff, creating

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  • Glasses notebook

    One serene moment of freedom

    Confession: I waste a ridiculous amount of time worrying about things I can’t fix and feeling defensive about facts I don’t control.

    Tags: old stuff, creating

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  • Important lists notebook

    How to Take Stock

    The following is a full account of what I did, as a creative and a leader, to take stock of all of my projects, create of stories, and setup projects for my team. This may not work for everyone. As a framework, though, I think it might be useful to leaders and creatives alike.

    Tags: old stuff, process

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