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.
We have no big names, no outside funding, no award-winning website, and I’m the only employee. Our rallying cry: start small.
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.
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.
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.
My Writing Process
I documented my writing and creative process for “cross-training” at work.
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.
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.”
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.
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.