Stay low fidelity

If you’ve ever try to build something, at some point you’ll need to figure out what it should look like. As a result you’ll probably turn to creating a wireframe or prototype. That’s a good thing. Try to get it into a visual medium (a sketch, a cardboard prop, a whiteboard diagram). However, as you […]

Fear from too much

There are times where we may feel that we have a bit too much going on. That might mean having a bunch of unactioned emails, unmarked todo list items, unread Slack messages (marked that way after taking a peak), or handful of text docs floating around. At these times it’s easy for paralysis to set in. […]

Having a good day

Sometimes there are days where you’ve done it. You accomplished a herculean task. You got all the way through and by applying every last bit of energy you pulled off the impossible. Days like that are magical, and unfortunately, can be rare. If you’ve reached that point in a day where it’s all come together […]

Paired designing

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with our team on several design related projects. Since we’re all remote, and only get a few opportunities a year to spend time in the same room, we need to find a way to work in collaboration.  While it’s not quite a perfect system, remote paired designing […]

Doing too much

It’s a bit of a circular game. You’re available to do stuff, so you say yes, and yes, and yes some more. Then pretty soon you’ve taken on too much, and things start to slip. At first it’s just a little, barely noticeable.  Then, over time you get used to it. The slipping becomes normal. […]

Be kind to yourself

You’re generous, understanding, and forgiving of your best friends. You understand when they mess up and aren’t able to meet everything they thought they could. You’re there for everyone else, you’re making a difference for others, giving consideration for when things just couldn’t quite come together, and recognizing the frailty of humanity.  So, why aren’t […]

The Best iPad Pro Drawing App

Updated June 6, 2018 TL;DR: Paper 53 is the best all around drawing app for sketching, illustration, and wireframing. ——- Pen and paper offer endless opportunities to create anything your mind can imagine. Throughout my life I’ve always been drawing. This led into a career in design and business. As a result I’ve spent a […]

Time

My son is five years old. I’m busy. Life gets in the way. Work is always there, another conference call, another task, just one more email. It never stops. It’s easy to keep going, to tell yourself that an extra couple of hours in the evening will make a difference. But then my son sits […]

Your voice matters

Is there something you care deeply about?  Do you regularly find yourself frustrated with how things work? Are you constantly thinking about ways to make something better? Your voice should be shared.  Even if you don’t feel that you’re the most qualified (hint: you rarely feel qualified), the impact you can create by sharing cannot […]

Slicing bread

There’s a passage in the Bible where Paul, one of the early church leaders, talks about a problem in a community (1 Corinthians 3). Apollos and Paul, two preachers who loved to share with others, were both teaching and preaching in the same general area. As a result some people started calling themselves followers of Paul, […]