Never mind “Autopilot.” What about the people who are afraid to fly? Thoughts on creating website building software for small businesses.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years is that no matter how easy something may be, some folks have a tendency to stay clear away from it. And not because they don’t want to, but perhaps there’s a perception-based fear that keeps them away. They could of once had a bad experience with something or heard from the grape vine to stay away from certain goods, services, or experiences, regardless of how easy or beneficial it may be.  

Designing consistency: Impact on agencies and their customers

A long time ago in a galaxy where I still currently reside, I was a marketing & product designer for several multimedia agencies focused on building marketing websites for small businesses. The platform of choice for these small businesses? You guessed it: WordPress. Most of us know WordPress as an open source platform that’s fairlyContinue reading “Designing consistency: Impact on agencies and their customers”

Finding your target audience. A simple guide to driving more traffic to your blog.

First, define your purpose It may seem like a silly question to ask oneself—but its often a question that’s overlooked when folks get a website or blog online (or before). But the answer to “why” can often shift the tactics in which to have a successful website or blog. What’s the goal of your site,Continue reading “Finding your target audience. A simple guide to driving more traffic to your blog.”

Staying focused by shifting focus.

As designers, we have a single task. Finding a solution to a problem. No matter what discipline of design we work in, the premise is always the same. A problem exists and we need a remedy. But the thing is—problems are sometimes hard… really hard. Depending on the scope of the issue, finding the answer oftenContinue reading “Staying focused by shifting focus.”

Famous quotes without attribution

I love quotes. I love quotes because they’re often short phrases I can use to help both myself and others make sense of certain situations. They can help others know that what they’re thinking about or experiencing is often something that others have experiences in the past. We aren’t alone in out plights, and youContinue reading “Famous quotes without attribution”

Hiking Joffre Lakes in British Columbia

As a native New Englander, I’ve spent a decent amount of time in the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts. I’ve been hiking and camping since I was just a small kid. Of course, the Appalachian Mountain Range isn’t the tallest or most extreme in the world, but they’re still amazing and IContinue reading “Hiking Joffre Lakes in British Columbia”

Experience the Warmth

I’d like to close my eyes, go numb But there’s a cold wind coming from The top of the highest high rise today It’s not a breeze ‘cuz it blows hard Yes and it wants me to discard The humanity I know, watched the warmth blow away So don’t let the world bring you downContinue reading “Experience the Warmth”

Ready for Anything: An Everyday Carry Exploration

Late last week, whilst looking for some new gear to make my everyday life easier, I happened to come across a site called Everyday Carry. This site allows users to post items they carry with them everyday. While I’ve seen people post articles here and there online, I’ve never seen an entire site dedicated entirelyContinue reading “Ready for Anything: An Everyday Carry Exploration”

A quiet Saturday night at home. Reflection and advancement in self-improvement.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. — Ferris Bueller Spending more time with… me I like to consider myself a social person… alright, an extremely social person. With a very large network of friends, I often find myself drinking and dining outContinue reading “A quiet Saturday night at home. Reflection and advancement in self-improvement.”