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What are you worth?

Perhaps not coincidentally, I had two totally separate conversations on Sunday within the same theme: how much should I charge? Later that day I tweeted: Several folks responded that they’d like to hear more about my reflection in a blog post, so here it is. One conversation was with a friend who’s interviewing for a [Keep Reading…]

Loosecubes and the future of work

In August 2005, I formed an LLC and started doing freelance work on the side of my full-time job. In August 2008, I quit my full-time job to pursue independent consulting and self-employment. In November 2008, I became one of the first members of New Work City and started growing my career through the coworking [Keep Reading…]

I’m teaching a Girl Develop IT class!

My dear friend and “girl developer” Sara Chipps has been making waves in the tech community with her new initiative Girl Develop IT. Recently featured on ReadWriteWeb, Girl Develop IT strives to narrow the gender divide in tech by offering an extremely low-cost series of classes on programming to women who want to build their [Keep Reading…]

Proud to announce that I’m now a UX advisor for RedStamp

I’m incredibly fortunate to be in a position to chat with prospective clients pretty frequently. But to be perfectly honest, if I’ve only had one 30-minute conversation with someone, I tend not to remember the details months later. Last April I was introduced to Erin Newkirk, CEO and co-founder of RedStamp, a company putting style [Keep Reading…]

Whit Hour – Week 16

Thank you so much to the ~22 people who showed up for the sixteenth week of Whit Hour — my weekly one-hour video chat to answer any and all of your questions about user experience, consulting, and whatever else you throw at me. Tune in every Monday night from 10-11pm Eastern Time at http://www.livestream.com/whithour. Whit [Keep Reading…]

My 2nd Indie Anniversary

On the afternoon of Friday, August 22, 2008, I “left work” for the last time. It was my last day at my full-time job and I was officially self-employed. The last two years have been a whirlwind, and the benefits and repercussions of that single action have been far more significant than I ever could [Keep Reading…]

The 5-Year Anniversary of My LLC

With all of my elation yesterday, I completely forgot to acknowledge that on August 3, 2005, I signed the paperwork that established my LLC. I was 7 months into my first full-time job at Digitas, and struggling to make ends meet. Since friends and family were already asking me to “just help them” with their [Keep Reading…]