My own service design mentor

One piece of career advice I keep hearing (for instance in Whitney Hess's interview on the UX Intern Podcast) is to get a mentor. Why Get a Mentor? The value of that is obvious: A smart, experienced person who you meet with regularly and learn the craft from? Sign me up! Oh wait. The Hard… Continue reading My own service design mentor

My top 5 pearls of wisdom from Elon Musk’s biography

I just finished Elon Musk's biography and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd highly recommend it- it's both entertaining and informative. Here's some of what I got out of it. 1) Doing everything fast One of the funniest quotes in the book came from Kevin Brogan, who's now named Brogan BamBrogan (seriously.) Everything he does is fast.… Continue reading My top 5 pearls of wisdom from Elon Musk’s biography

Seeking ‘click moments’ in a random world

I recently read an article about the Flâneur Approach to UX. Essentially, it said that great designers find time to wander while observing their surroundings. That article really resonated with me, because I love exploring. For example, over the last six months, I've never taken the same route twice on my London cycling commute. The… Continue reading Seeking ‘click moments’ in a random world

Building a software craftsmanship community at work

Last night I went to a meetup run by my favorite meetup group, the London Software Craftsmanship Community, or LSCC. The best part? There was cake! The second best part? I had a bit of an epiphany when it comes to community building. More on that later. LSCC Background I learned last night that this… Continue reading Building a software craftsmanship community at work

Lessons learned from my job search

Update (January 11th, 2016): I'm proud to say that this article was featured on the wonderful Zealify blog. Check them out for great job search tips, career advice, startup jobs, and more!   Nearly two months after leaving my job in Canada, I've officially accepted a job offer. I'm delighted to have signed on with… Continue reading Lessons learned from my job search

Application video- Entrepreneur First program

Screenshot from the entrepreneur first application video I made

The Program Entrepreneur First is a program that operates under the theory that if you take a bunch of talented individuals, offer them mentoring and guidance and a small stipend to live off of, they will end up creating brilliant businesses. It appears that their theory is working quite well. "To date, our founders have… Continue reading Application video- Entrepreneur First program