Patronus Team Meetup in Seoul

One of the challenges of Automattic being a full-distributed workforce is that we spend most of our time interacting purely in chat form – even with our immediate teammates we spend most of our time with. One of the ways we ensure our teams work well is we spend a week each year together in …

Should all Church Websites look the same?

Oh look – BigAwesome Church has just launched a brand new website. It looks awesome – really modern and engaging, lots of personality. Let’s take a look at the homepage… A nice black or white panel at the top with the logo in it? Check. BIG full width image at the top? Check. How about …

Connect 15 Conference

Connect is the annual conference held by Christian Media Australia – a gathering of Christians involved in the media & broadcast industries. We had the pleasure of working on the branding for the 2015 event – including working on all the print collateral, website, venue graphics and more. The theme for the conference was Daring …

Campaign Monitor Guides

I recently had the great pleasure of working with the team at Campaign Monitor to launch a new WordPress powered minisite. It was a great project to work on – and an interesting use of WordPress – so I thought I would share a little more about it. Campaign Monitor are a local Sydney company …

5 Years: Looking Back

Jordesign has actually been in existence for almost 11 years – but it is only since 2009 that it was something full time (rather than on the side). I was blessed to land a part time contract with Youthworks when we moved back from Christchurch – which gave me the baseline to decide I could go fulltime freelance. It’s been an interesting 5 years – with plenty of lowlights as well as highlights. But I thought I would share some of the good stuff!

Recapping Hackagong 2013

Hackagong 2013 was held last weekend – and once again I was privileged to be involved.

I teamed up once again with Rhys Powell (a super slick young web/iOS dev) and we managed to pump out a really polished final product by the end of the weekend. We created Whispr: a web app that allows private disposable chat without accounts, and without the need for a native app.