“Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.”
— Michael A. Singer
A big thank you to Layers Conference for sponsoring my blog this week.
Layers is a design and technology conference in San Jose, CA from June 4-6, 2018. This year’s line-up is packed with designers, developers, artists, and leaders who’ll share their most valuable tools, techniques, and advice.
Use code “swissmiss” for $50 off your conference pass. www.layers.is
Gah! I want to give this rug a home. The motif is based on a 1948 artwork by Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida.
What if, there was a place on the Internet that:
– Optimized for opportunities instead of advertisements
– Was more interested in how you show up as a human, than how your data shows up in an algorithm
– Believed online experiences should feel more like face-to-face interactions
I believe in this version of the internet and am looking for a Product Manager who does too.
Join a group of big-hearted humans who care and want to build the LinkedIn for the creative world, called CreativeGuild.
Looking forward to watch the documentary Design Canada, which will premiere this June in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
“We aren’t in relationships to suffer in silence or fury; we may have come from unhappy muzzled childhoods, but it is the prerogative of adulthood to be able to complain; we simply need to give ourselves the space and compassion to learn to do so successfully, which means, with an absence of sarcasm or rage.”
I definitely will take this talk by Celeste Headlee to heart. Time to take an honest look at how I ‘listen’.
Oh the memories: A collection of early Apple Computer User Interfaces.
“I am the architect of my own self, my own character and destiny. It is no use whingeing about what I might have been, I am the things I have done and nothing more.”
– Jean-Paul Sartre
Big thanks to humangear for sponsoring my blog and newsletter this week.
humangear is a small design focused San Francisco based company, passionate about creating thoughtful and responsible products that are simple, useful, considered, and hopefully even a bit delightful. humangear strives to design useful items that make life on the go simple, organized and fun. Favorites are GoToob+ the perfect silicone travel bottle, the GoBites eating utensils and the Flexibowl – collapsible travel bowl. go humans go!
The School of Life created Phone Detox, a palm-sized book filled with insights, ideas and meditations about the complex relationship we have with our phones.
I am ANXCITED over what I am about to share:
For nearly a decade CreativeMornings, an organization I started, has been bringing together people who are driven by passion and purpose, who support one another, and are collectively raising the bar on what it means to be creative.
Today, we’re launching the CreativeGuild where we will be translating our face-to-face community values to an online network for creatives. We like to think of it like LinkedIn, but for the creative world. .
This is something I wished existed 19 years ago, when I first moved to NYC and would Google ‘design studio NYC’ to find companies to apply to. All these years later, there is still no broad directory of creative companies, until now.
The CreativeGuild will start out as a global directory of creative companies and jobs but with an ambitious product roadmap ahead of us that will make it evolve into much more, a place for creatives to meet, that will open doors to new connections and opportunities. (The individual profiles will undergo a major upgrade next!)
Where other social networks are leaving me wanting more; more connection, more inspiration, more control over my data – we’re taking what we have learned with our face-to-face events and are aiming to create a more human experience.
What if, there was a place on the Internet that optimizes for opportunities instead of advertisements? An internet that is more interested in how you show up as a human, than how your data shows up in an algorithm? An internet that believed online experiences should feel more like face-to-face interactions?
I believe this version of the Internet can exist. Help me make it a reality.