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Joining a Startup Checklist

20 Qs to consider when joining a start up Do you believe in the product? Do you see potential? Will this product or service succeed? Are you inspired by the people? Do you like your future peers & boss? Who will you be working with? Do they have a good track record? Did you research on the background …
March 7, 2016
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Staying Childish

Saying ‘yes’ to side projects. The expansive imagination and curiosities of a child hold no limitations or boundaries. Adults typically take the time to consider all available details and are prone to analyzing and questioning, which results in something that’s even more complicated than it’s intention. What if you allowed yourself to play and find the humor? Let’s …
March 4, 2016
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The Mythical Unicorn Full-Stack Designer

Want to Hire: Unicorn Designer. You know…. someone that can code HTML/CSS/Bootstrap, photoshop pretty pictures, map user experience, write copy, cheap, and have it all tomorrow? “Do you think [person] has the chops? Can you take a look at their portfolio and give me your thoughts?”— People ask Determine your needs What is the project? Does it require …
March 3, 2016
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Launch yourself into a new adventure

Today marks my one year anniversary working with MartianCraft, a 100% remote workplace that’s a recognized influencer in the world of mobile & desktop application design, development, staff, and training. I’ve been an independent designer since Sept 2014, which puts me at this for a year and a half. I wanted to share how I got started, and …
March 2, 2016
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Retaining Motivation

“How do you have so much self-drive and motivation? ”— people would ask me Understanding motivation can help you become a better manager, be in a better company, and be successful with your personal pitches. When you are trying to convince someone to work for you or acquire a new client for your business, it’s tactful to understand …
June 11, 2015
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A Faster Way To Respond To Messages

This is a new app I've been designing over at MartianCraft, called Re:quest. Send questions from your iPhone to a friend's Apple Watch for fast, and easy answers. Write questions with your voice using only syntax via your watch, so you never have to pull out your phone to ask someone a simple question. Check it out and …
June 10, 2015
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