Work #

  1. Worked 31 hours
  2. Spoke at UX+
  3. Sent out SuperFriendly newsletter about design system resources
  4. Plucky chat part 2 with Jen Dary and Crystal Vitelli
  5. Mapped out the structure for a new account
  6. Caught up with Josiah Platt and Jacob Morse from Vega
  7. Chatted with Kristin Skinner and Lou Rosenfeld about DesignOps Summit
  8. Caught up with Ken Sparks
  9. Sales conversation with new prospective client leadership with Brad Frost and Joe Rinaldi
  10. Biz dev check-ins with Crystal Vitelli and Joe Rinaldi
  11. Chatted with Becca Mitchell from Point72 about account status
  12. Caught up with TJ Pitre
  13. Caught up with Greg Storey
  14. Caught up with Nicole Hampton
  15. Caught up with Tim Shelburne
  16. Arcade planning with Julia Fernandez, Mike Carbone, and Leslie Camacho
  17. Reviewed new account proposal
  18. Created Arcade walkthroughs
  19. Joined FamilyLife Discovery Roadmap readout with Lauren Deal and Matt Cook
  20. Watched a few talks from Figma Config
  21. Brainstormed new account options with Nicole Hampton, Crystal Vitelli, TJ Pitre, and Joe Rinaldi
  22. Caught up with Derek Featherstone
  23. Collaborated with Joe Rinaldi on proposal writing
  24. Caught up with Jessi Hall
  25. Working session with Crystal Vitelli

Personal #

  1. My trusty iPhone X started to act up, so I decided it was a good time to upgrade to the 11 Pro. I like starting new phones fresh as opposed to restoring from backup so that I only have the apps that I need. Here’s the short list of apps I manually added back to my phone:
    1. TeuxDeux
    2. Bank of America
    3. Instagram
    4. Google Maps
    5. Sleep Cycle
    6. Foursquare Swarm
    7. Fresh Air
    8. Twitter
    9. Google Calendar
    10. Slack
    11. Facebook
    12. Notion
    13. Spotify
    14. Gmail
    15. Chrome
    16. Pinterest
    17. YouTube
    18. DoorDash
    19. Audible
    20. ClassDojo
    21. Google Drive
    22. Google Sheets
    23. Credit Karma
    24. Uber Eats
    25. 1Password
    26. Google Docs
    27. Venmo
    28. Dropbox
    29. Lightroom
    30. Quibi
    31. Batman: The Enemy Within
    32. Tovala
    33. CookUnity
    34. Google Photos
    35. Goodreads
  2. Back in May, I moved my daily schedule around so I was working 1pm – 6pm. Because of my kids’ virtual school, I’m moving it again for me to be working 9am – 2pm.
  3. Slept an average of 6 hours and 10 minutes per night. Average bedtime: 11:15pm. Average wake up time: 6:25am.

Watched #

  1. Arrival (again)
  2. Episodes 1 and 2 of Ted Lasso
  3. NBA playoffs

Notable reads #

  1. Finished Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Scott Kupor.
  2. Started Mismatch by Kat Holmes.
  3. Here’s a list of all the taxes your business must pay (listed on a site I helped to create!).
  4. “To encourage a culture of flexible persistence and iterative improvement… a little embarrassment in those first few weeks after lunch is a small price to pay.”
  5. The U.S. Digital Response has announced a Product Manager-in-Residence position for their unemployment insurance team.

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Weeknotes: September 6–September 12, 2020