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Passion

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October 11, 2011

 Passion

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Tim Van Damme

October 11, 2011
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  1. PASSION Build 2009 Tim  Van  Damme  /  @maxvoltar

  2. What I’ll be talking about MY MISSION TODAY

  3. MY MISSION TODAY Why  should  you  be  more  passionate? How

     to  be  more  passionate  about  your  job Tips  on  how  to  share  your  passion ★ With  other  designers ★ With  clients ★ With  the  world
  4. Why should you be more passionate? WHY?

  5. WHY? You’re  in  for  the  long  run You  get  to

     see  the  bigger  picture It  only  gets  easier Higher  quality  work
  6. Yes, I’m talking about you! YOU

  7. YOU All  work  no  play...

  8. All work no play... YOU Side  projects

  9. Prettify by  Garrett  Murray

  10. Art in my Coffee! by  Jina  Bolton  &  Meagan  Fisher

  11. “Ye olde bird” by  Elliot  Jay  Stocks

  12. WallSwaps by  Erskine  Design

  13. Carbonmade

  14. All work no play... YOU Side  projects Redesign  things  just

     for  pleasure
  15. iTunes Store Redesign

  16. All work no play... YOU Side  projects Redesign  things  just

     for  pleasure   Do  free  work
  17. 24ways

  18. All work no play... YOU Side  projects Redesign  things  just

     for  pleasure   Do  free  work Earning  something  extra
  19. IconShoppe by  Dan  Cederholm

  20. YOU All  work  no  play... Push

  21. Push YOU Keep  learning ★ New  technologies ★ Stay  on

     top  of  new  trends ★ Software Try  to  do  better,  every  day ★ Never  be  satisLied
  22. “ Kyle  Meyer You're  doing  something  wrong  if  you  can't

      look  at  your  work  from  a  year  ago  and   feel  you  could  have  done  better.
  23. Push YOU Keep  learning ★ New  technologies ★ Stay  on

     top  of  new  trends ★ Software Try  to  do  better,  every  day ★ Never  be  satisLied ★ What  can  I  improve?
  24. YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate

  25. Love/Hate YOU How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing?

  26. How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? Show  off  the

     kind  of  projects  you  like Contact  people  who’s  website  you’d  like  to   redesign YOU Love/Hate
  27. Atebits

  28. How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? Show  off  projects

     you  love  doing Contact  people  who’s  website  you’d  like  to   redesign Specialize ★ A  certain  style ★ A  certain  audience YOU Love/Hate
  29. Love/Hate YOU How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How

     to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing?
  30. How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing? Look

     for  little  things  you  can  improve Divide  projects  in  small  bits,  and  attack  one   part  at  a  time Even  boring  projects  pay  your  rent Grow  a  pair YOU Love/Hate
  31. Love/Hate YOU How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How

     to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing? Forward  projects  you’re  unable  to  accept Allow  yourself  to  be  jealous
  32. Brokers Direct by  Sam  Brown

  33. Ligature, Loop & Stem by  Luke  Dorny  &  Scott  Boms

  34. Bobulate by  Jason  Santa  Maria

  35. 31Three by  Jesse  Bennett-­Chamberlain

  36. For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke

  37. For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke

  38. LittleSnapper by  Realmac  Software

  39. Love/Hate YOU How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How

     to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing? Forward  projects  you’re  unable  to  accept Allow  yourself  to  be  jealous
  40. YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate You’re  only  human

  41. You’re only human YOU Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an

     ofLice  space
  42. 10to1 of:ice

  43. You’re only human YOU Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an

     ofLice  space Collaborate The  long  run Prepare  to  fail
  44. How to eat a banana like a monkey INTERMEZZO

  45. somedirection  on  YouTube

  46. Sharing passion for design across borders OTHER DESIGNERS

  47. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach

  48. Teach OTHER DESIGNERS Local  schools Adult  education Barcamps/Conferences

  49. Teach OTHER DESIGNERS Not  only  is  teaching  others  the  right

     thing  to  do,   it’s  also  very  satisfying.
  50. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog

  51. Blog OTHER DESIGNERS Experiences Things  that  fascinate  you Tips  &

     tricks Behind  the  scenes  of  projects ...
  52. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write

  53. Write OTHER DESIGNERS For  online  magazines For  print  magazines For

     other  blogs
  54. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write Be  approachable ★ Twitter ★

    Email ★ Instant  messaging
  55. OTHER DESIGNERS There’s  a  new  generation  of  designers   learning

     the  craft  at  school  or  on  their  own  as   we  speak. We  are  responsible  for  them. Let  them  know  they’re  not  alone,  and  that   designers  support  each  other  through  thick   and  thin. The  future  of  webdesign  lies  in  our  hands.
  56. Making clients more passionate about you CLIENTS

  57. CLIENTS How  do  we  calculate  what  we  charge?

  58. WEBSITE

  59. WEBSITE = 500 WEBSITE = £500? WEBSITE = €500? WEBSITE

    = $500?
  60. PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE

  61. WEBSITE = PPP * N

  62. 1 PAGE THE REST CREATIVE WORK LABOR

  63. None
  64. WEBSITE = ?

  65. CLIENTS How  do  we  calculate  what  we  charge? What  is

     possible  with  a  small  budget? What’s  the  importance  of  usability,   accessibility,  user  testing...? Let  them  know  you’re  taking  care  of  their   baby There’s  no  reason  to  work  with  bad  apples
  66. Friends, family... (non-techies) No,  not  Fucking  Lost. OTHERS

  67. OTHERS Explain  what  you  do  in  a  language  they  

    understand Give  examples  with  services  they  use   (Facebook,  Gmail...)
  68. Almost done... CONCLUSION

  69. “ Noah  Stokes Be  passionate  about  what  you  do.  

     If   you’re  not  passionate  about  design,  or   development,  do  us  all  a  favor  and  start   doing  something  else.    Passion  can  lead   to  greatness.
  70. CONCLUSION The  web  is  blooming Everyone’s  able  to  make  a

     decent  living Have  passion,  have  fun,  enjoy  the  ride
  71. THANK YOU

  72. None
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    Slides: slideshare.net/maxvoltar Links: delicious.com/maxvoltar/buildconf Big  thanks  to  @tomklaasen,  @roanlavery,  @standardistas   (Chris  &  Nicklas),  @sambrown,  @carywood,   @goodonpaper  (Andy  Good),  @andybudd,  @gwenfey...