Don’t try this at home

We have officially begun design and development on the first phase of creating a mobile-friendly version of QIC’s rewards site.  Without a lot of time, we have fast-tracked the normal process with immediate development.

5 Weeks. One site. Ready, set, go.

I know this sounds crazy and, in fact, I’d normally strongly recommend against it. This approach would not work for every client; QIC has a long standing relationship with Aron Creative, an “easy to work with” track record from our perspective as well as an extremely consistent history of fostering a fast design approval process. In short, they are a unicorn.

How this process will work: the starting point will be live wireframes built on the Foundation 5 mobile framework. The design will be continually assessed and tweaked as pages are built. Foundation by Zurb is an excellent starting point for any mobile-first site (our site also utilizes the Foundation framework) and will definitely save agreeable clients time and money. If you’re a designer or developer and haven’t already given Foundation a try, I’d highly recommend it.


Experimenting with a Podcast

I am officially investigating the potential for a podcast with the very talented David Papa of Love and Profit.

Getting our feet wet

We both want to do it and are pretty excited about it but are going to be figuring it out as we go along. If the first attempts turn out extra terrible they might not see the light of day. But if they are just at a normal level of terribleness they will most likely be out there for consumption.

I’ve always struggled a bit with the idea of networking, self promotion or anything that seems to ask for attention (personal issue) so when David originally brought up the idea, my gut said no. Emphatically. But thinking on it more, I do think David and I have a unique experience to share that is of value – both running our own business in creative fields while living abroad. Terrifying and a bit exciting at the same time, this will definitely be a learn as you go situation (maybe start listening at like episode 15).