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SxSW: Our panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small”

A couple weeks ago I told you I was going to SxSW to participate in the panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small” with Roger Black and Kristina Halvorson, moderated by Jeffrey Zeldman. I was nervous as all hell, but I had an absolute blast on the panel and am thrilled by the [Keep Reading...]

More than 600 people attend boxee NYC meetup

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of participating in a tremendously successful boxee NYC meetup at Webster Hall. According to venue staff, more than 600 people were in attendance. It’s a huge space and the entire downstairs was packed, with many people also up in the balcony. I was thrilled to see such a [Keep Reading...]

I’m here at SXSW and I want to meet you!

I’m here in Austin hanging out at SXSW until Wednesday, then going straight to Memphis for the IA Summit. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, at 3:30pm, I’ll be on a panel with Jeffrey Zeldman, Roger Black and Kristina Halvorson called “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small.” I told you all about it in December. [Keep Reading...]

boxee now in public alpha

So you know I’m the UX consultant for boxee, right? Well they’ve been in private, invite-only alpha since June, and already they have 200,000 users. Today at CES they announced a new version available to the public. That means you no longer need an invite to get in. With the new version comes a bunch [Keep Reading...]

Redesigning the boxee experience

It’s been a few weeks in the making, but today boxee announced that they’ve hired me to help redesign their user experience from the ground up. If you haven’t heard of boxee, where have you been hiding? They’ve been in the top 10 trending topics on Twitter for the past month. They’re blowing up the [Keep Reading...]

I’ll be on Jeffrey Zeldman’s panel at SXSW 2009

The supremely awesome Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog surprised me the other day by asking me to be on his panel, “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small” at the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX. The other panelists will include content strategist extraordinaire Kristina Halvorson and acclaimed magazine designer Roger Black (with [Keep Reading...]

Happy Cog and Happy Whitney

Shortly after I quit my full-time job in late August to become an independent consultant, the ubiquitous Liz Danzico kindly referred me to Jeffrey Zeldman for a short-term gig with Happy Cog. If you haven’t heard of Happy Cog, they are an internationally-recognized web design consultancy responsible for the design of Ma.gnolia, Advertising Age, Housing [Keep Reading...]