May 09 – May 15, 2021

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  1. Worked 31 hours
  2. Wrote last week’s weeknotes
  3. Arcade API workshop with Mike Carbone
  4. Weekly aiming session with Patrice Embry, Crystal Vitelli, and Joe Rinaldi
  5. Taught days 3 and 4 (of 4) of my design systems workshop for Smashing Conference
  6. Spoke at HOW Creative Leadership Summit
  7. Schemed with Lauren Deal and Josh Clark about what to do about an account wrinkle
  8. Made more updates to SuperFriendly playbook
  9. Monthly check-in with Nikki Loffredo
  10. Emailed client to do an account reset
  11. Weekly aiming session for Lina Calin and Joshua Blankenship with Crystal Vitelli
  12. Weekly workshopping with Crystal Vitelli
  13. Created new Project Value Sheet for client project approach
  14. Wrote client workshop brief
  15. Talked to Pat Murdock about new initiative
  16. Workshopped new Arcade demo with Julia Fernandez, Jan Six, Mike Carbone, and Leslie Camacho
  17. Wrote and posted vision thoughts for new Design System Diagnostic project
  18. Attended the “Getting Unstuck” Snack ’n’ Learn from Jen Dary
  19. Weekly check-in with Julia Fernandez
  20. Weekly client status call with Lauren Deal and Lina Calin
  21. Helped prep a SuperFriend for an upcoming interview
  22. Created project hub for new client
  23. Contract negotiations with book publisher
  24. Eating meeting with new project team
  25. Schemed with Matt Kenefick about a new project
  26. Schemed with Afyia Smith about a new product
  27. Caught up with Jared Ponchot
  28. Preliminary interview for an upcoming podcast episode


  1. The kids and I took Em to Zama for Mother’s Day
  2. Took the kids to swimming lessons
  3. Started talking to a new therapist
  4. Met my new niece
  5. Had my nephew over for a sleepover this weekend
  6. Slept an average of 6 hours and 26 minutes per night. Average time in bed: 6 hours and 43 minutes. Average bedtime: 10:59pm. Average wake up time: 5:38am.


  1. Coming to America
  2. Started The Other Dream Team
  3. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode 1) (again)

Notable Reads & Listens

  1. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  2. Finished Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours by Jim Butcher
  3. The Dream Team Tapes, season 1, episodes 1 – 7
  4. DACI Decision-Making Framework
  5. Stark’s Public Library looks like an incredible resource.
  6. Eyes peeled for Yoon Ahn’s AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High.
  7. Inneract Project empowers underrepresented youth through design education and links them to opportunities to explore design in career and life.

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