Work #

  1. Worked 37 hours this week
  2. Opened new bank accounts for SuperFriendly
  3. Schemed with Adekunle Oduye
  4. Talked to Noël Jackson about prospective project with Lauren Deal and Kevin Deal
  5. Tech check for AIGA Portfolio Festival
  6. Talked to TJ Pitre about prospective project with Lauren Deal and Kevin Deal
  7. Create site map sketch for new SuperFriendly site
  8. Talked to Emily Edwards about prospective project
  9. Account strategy chat with Nicole Hampton, TJ Pitre, and Joe Rinaldi
  10. Spoke at AIGA Portfolio Festival
  11. Talked to prospective client about design system consulting
  12. Biz dev check-in with Joe Rinaldi
  13. Talked to Celso White about new project
  14. Talked to Patrick Harrington
  15. Reviewed SOWs for new side project
  16. Watched Ellen Lupton’s AIGA Portfolio Festival talk and portfolio review
  17. Weekly Systems team meeting
  18. Participated in user interview with Lauren Deal
  19. Created account reporting template
  20. Watched Michael Bierut’s AIGA Portfolio Festival talk and portfolio review
  21. New project sync with Patrice Embry, Crystal Vitelli, and Joshua Blankenship
  22. Working session with Crystal Vitelli
  23. Talked to Mike Carbone about new side project
  24. Spoke to Ladies that UX ATL meetup about design systems
  25. Superpowers meeting with new account team
  26. Working session with Crystal Vitelli
  27. AIGA Portfolio Festival private reviews
  28. Helped prep existing client to sell CTO on design systems
  29. Talked to Leslie Camacho about new side project

Personal #

  1. Tried to photograph Comet Neowise but I couldn’t even find the dang thing. I’ll try again this week.
  2. Explored a new bike trail with the girls
  3. Found and killed 2 cicada wasp killers in the house
  4. Bought 3 new domain names
  5. Slept an average of 7 hours and 7 minutes per night. Average bedtime: 11:01pm. Average wake up time: 6:28am.

Watched #

  1. A Kid from Coney Island
  2. Ratatouille
  3. Magnetic
  4. One episode of Chasing Monsters

Notable reads #

  1. Range, by David Epstein
  2. X-Men (2019) #4
  3. Since upgrading to macOS Catalina and losing support for the standalone SVGO GUI, Jake Archibald’s SVGO’s Missing GUI continues to be a lifesaver for optimizing SVGs.
  4. I continue to be envious of Warren Buffet’s alleged 24-hour meeting policy. I’m getting closer to implementing it myself.
  5. It seems to be the time of year when I think about starting a few new companies, so I’m doing more research on employee equity.
  6. Hey! Jen Robbins’s Cooking With Rock Stars is coming back!
  7. The project management triangle continues to be relevant.
  8. InVision released their Guide to Benchmarking Your Design System.
  9. I learned about McKinsey’s three horizons of growth, which apparently no longer applies.
  10. Girls’ Night In launched The Lounge, a new membership platform for connecting online and IRL.
  11. Funsize launched a beautiful new Volvo Cars site.

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Weeknotes: July 5–July 11, 2020