Local Launch: Get feedback and iterate early

It can be tricky to balance between building an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and taking future updates into consideration. I’m thinking specifically of building a mobile app, but this could be applied to just about any other product or launch. If you don’t...

Training, pushing, improving

Sometimes I feel like I’m living up to my potential, and at other times I feel like I have a long way to go. During my sophomore year of high school, I tried out for the basketball team. I was a decent basketball player and played almost every day with my...

Look at your ideas through Passion Glasses

I’ve been launching several projects lately so I’ve thought a lot about how to pursue the right idea. It can be so hard! Sometimes you don’t realize that you’ve chosen “the wrong” idea until you’ve launched and have spend a...

Lessons from Client Work – Designing Logos

Sometimes, when working with a client, we see eye to eye on things. Other times, we don’t and that’s okay! Part of taking on client work is balancing what your client wants and what you feel should be done. Let me share two examples this when designing a...

My First Experience with Squarespace

I’ve been aware of Squarespace for quite some time. I’ve been intrigued enough that they’ve stayed on my radar. I usually build sites with WordPress, and I think it’s a great platform, but I was open to give Squarespace a shot if it seemed like the right fit for a...

Discovering your passion as a high school student

I was intrigued yesterday as I saw two girls taking pictures at a local high school volleyball game. I’ve since realized that the girls were probably part of the school newspaper crew, but my mind initially told a different story (much like the backstory...

A Recent Nudge to Work on My Own Projects

Lately I’ve felt inspired, yet again, to create my own websites and work on my own personal projects. This time, the inspiration came in the form of several articles related to eCommerce. I’d like to share them with you and comment on a few reasons they...

What is the Best Way to Keep Track of Business Ideas?

How many “ideas” do you have each day? Business idea, new product, improvement to a process… I personally have 4 or 5 specific ideas each week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Its in my nature to observe things and think of ways to make them better...