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Dear friends, ostomates, and strangers of the internet, I realized my dreams came true when I no longer needed to build a log cabin, clear pipes, or pop a squat …
October 24, 2022
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I've reached four years at Martiancraft today, which means it's almost five years as a full-time remote designer. Thinking back to when my hair turned grey, I can't believe I'm …
February 26, 2019
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Wedding planning is the biggest project I’ve ever tackled. Assuming you only get married once, there isn’t anything you can do to be prepared for this. It’s a rollercoaster of …
November 15, 2018
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With a blink of an eye, it's been over three years with the people at MartianCraft. This is by far, the longest I've ever stayed with any group of people. …
July 1, 2018
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Doing “valuable, and fulfilling work” is not something many would argue with. The issue isn’t the variety or the amount of work available, it’s the quality of work and the …
April 13, 2016
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Being too hard on myself. When I moved to New York City in the winter of 2006, I didn’t have a job lined up. It was the first time that …
March 21, 2016
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Client: “Make it pop” AKA: “Something about this page does not feel exciting. How can we make this more dynamic?” What it means: It’s kinda boring. Are there other graphics we can explore …
March 14, 2016
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Networking is an essential skill for building great relationships and takes effort and practice. Go to networking events alone. If you go with a friend or someone you know, you …
March 12, 2016
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A way to seek advice or a new opportunity is to send out cold emails. It can lead to unexpected outcomes that you may never expect. These are my experiences with …
March 11, 2016
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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 …
March 7, 2016
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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 …
March 4, 2016
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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] …
March 3, 2016
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