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 […]
Rustling sheets and whispered giggles,
“I’m not tired”,
“It’s still light outside”,
A familiar pattern.
I’ve never considered myself a coffee snob but I have always enjoyed it. In fact sometimes I’ve enjoyed it a little too much.
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 […]
Basecamp is a men’s conference run by Katoomba Christian Conventions each year. In 2015 they upped the ante – including a Sydney-based one-day event and coming up with a great brand for the theme. They wanted a website that hit the benchmark set by high profile conferences elsewhere in the world – but also keep things […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
The start of 2014 has feeling like I am sitting on the verge of exciting new things. It is interesting to see how the path of the past 5 years for Jordesign has landed me where I am – preparing me for what is coming next. So what’s happening?
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.