always follow up

Whether you’ve just met someone at an event, on the subway or had an exploratory meeting or interview, always follow up with a thank you. When appropriate, make sure you know what next steps might be and who will be instigating it. For introverts this might not come naturally, or for extroverts, not seem worthContinue Reading

Creative Interviews & Presenting Portfolios

I’ve just written a post for Mommikin (a place for Moms to find Creative Inspiration) called How to Present Your Digital Portfolio.  I am really excited about this post and their site overall as there are some really talented creative women there, so please check it out. But right before this article was posted, somethingContinue Reading

loosen your grip on your goals

To reach your goals, it’s important to visualize what they are and what they will look and feel like, but to not hold on too tightly to your limited view. As big as we can dream, it’s often much smaller than what is possible if we actually take actions towards the goal and let goContinue Reading

Introducing Creative Recruiter, Jeremy Spink

I’m very happy to introduce my new recruiting partner, Jeremy Spink. He has been working with me for the past few months and we’ve found that we have the same desire to help creatives find not just any job, but the one that truly fits them best. We’re mostly focused in NYC, but hope toContinue Reading

Part 2 of my interview with UX recruiter, Joanne Weaver

This week I continue my conversation from last week with Joanne Weaver of The Joanne Weaver Group. Below the video there’s a guide to what we discuss and more helpful links. * Educational Backgrounds of UX people.  * Getting out from behind your computer to connect with people. * Interview Follow up * Organizations andContinue Reading

My interview with UX recruiter Joanne Weaver

My “mystery guest” interview has arrived with my good friend, Joanne Weaver.  This is part one of a two part interview where we talk about careers in the User Experience field.  Being my first video interview, I’d like to thank Joanne for being such a fun and easy going first guest.  We did a coupleContinue Reading

What’s New in the Year of the Horse

           (This beautiful image is by Jan Lakey. To view more of her work, visit: janlackey.com) Hi everyone! We’ve launched into 2014 and if you’re familiar with the Chinese calendar it is officially the Year of the Horse.  There’s lots of different information about it online, but the one I’m goingContinue Reading

how to cut through the clutter and focus

Do you ever have so many things to do and feel so scattered that you feel your body clenching and that your brain will short circuit? I know you have because it happens with my clients and to me. In fact, it happened after I posted my first video. I had visions of posting themContinue Reading

Ta da! My first video: what to expect

Hi everybody! As promised here’s my first video.  I hope you will forgive the things that need fixing like the lighting + my “ums” and oh, so many things to work on.  Also, hang in there past the first few seconds, i get a little tongue tied in the beginning and still need to figureContinue Reading

Taking Another Leap

Hello again! I have been on an unofficial writing sabbatical, a long sabbatical, and I apologize, especially to the new subscribers who have signed up and who have been waiting for a new post.  Thank you for your patience, and for subscribing—I hope you will find this space more beneficial once it gets rolling again.Continue Reading