Digital Nomading Part 2: Buenos Aires

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in lessons
Digital Nomading Part 2: Buenos Aires

So I did it again – I worked for a month while traveling abroad. Did that whole digital nomad thing. Again I went with Hacker Paradise, but this time we were based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What did I learn this time around? I’m extraverted. I thought I may be introverted as a teenager, because […]

Digital Nomading: The Aftermath

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 in lessons, ramblings
Digital Nomading: The Aftermath

I did it! I completed a month or so of being a digital nomad (though the definition of a digital nomad is for another blog post. Did I even count as one?). I spent four weeks in Porto, Portugal with a group called Hacker Paradise. While I have worked while traveling it in the past […]

Digital Nomading: Lessons from the First Week-ish  

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in lessons, ramblings
Digital Nomading: Lessons from the First Week-ish   

I’m currently writing from the Hacker Paradise co-working space in Porto, Portugal, surrounded by hard-working entrepreneurs and programmers. While some of my peers here have been digital nomads for years, a couple of them made this their first trip abroad. I fall somewhere in between – I’ve been to roughly 16 countries and something like […]

Get Started With Design Thinking: A Workshop

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in events, lessons
Get Started With Design Thinking: A Workshop

This was originally posted on the AIGA Austin blog. It was a full house at the Design Thinking Workshop this past Monday, hosted by AIGA Austin and General Assembly. And if you’ve been to the Austin WeWork space, you know the setting is ripe with VISUAL inspiration, as it’s modeled and decorated after Wes Anderson’s […]

Imperfection as Creative Freedom.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in inspiration, lessons
Imperfection as Creative Freedom.

Calling all perfectionists! It’s time we stop letting our perfectionism hold us back from self-expression and honest enjoyment. Let’s continue to put our best foot forward, but know it’s okay to give up that lingering feeling of self-doubt. Why? Because perfect is impossible. The Navajo get this. They include a flawed stitch in each handmade […]

Lessons from Design Ranch.

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in events, lessons
Lessons from Design Ranch.

From spontaneous afternoon bookbinding to late night raving in the Vinyl Listening Lounge, some amazing things are bound to happen when you stick 180 creatives together for 5 days. I’m talking about Design Ranch. Yeeeehaw, y’all. AIGA Austin hosts Design Ranch every two years out at Camp Waldemar in Hunt, Texas. It isn’t your ordinary […]

High on Public Speaking.

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in events, lessons
High on Public Speaking.

Last month I spoke at SXSW Interactive. My first real speaking opportunity. I co-lead a “core conversation” called Social Media Strategy Swap* with Martin La Rocca from Social Factor. As a core conversation format, Martin and I were to provide our own expertise while guiding an active chat among our session attendees. HERE’S HOW IT […]