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November6,2010
TheImportanceofWhiskeyWhileWorking
FITC 2010
Jamie Kosoy
Associate Technical Director
j.kosoy@bigspaceship....
Hello
Welcome to an inside look into the zen of the Spaceship.
BeforeIbegin,aquickpoll.
Okay, here’s the Situation
Your parents went away on a week’s vacation...
FiveKeyGoals
FiveKeyGoals
1. We’re proud of our work.
FiveKeyGoals
1. We’re proud of our work.
2. The client is proud of it, too.
FiveKeyGoals
1. We’re proud of our work.
2. The client is proud of it, too.
3. When people use what we make, it’s a positi...
FiveKeyGoals
1. We’re proud of our work.
2. The client is proud of it, too.
3. When people use what we make, it’s a positi...
FiveKeyGoals
1. We’re proud of our work.
2. The client is proud of it, too.
3. When people use what we make, it’s a positi...
So how do we do it?
I’ll give you one guess...
The Basics of our Process
Practical, philosophical, and otherwise nonsensical
insight into our day-to-day operations.
TreateveryonelikeanExpert
From the CEO to the newest intern, everyone’s say here is important.
Strategy
Production
Design
Development
the waterfall approach produces mediocrity.
Strategy
Production
Design
Development
everyone is involved the whole way through the project. much better.
Strategy
Production
Design
Development
DrinkLotsofWhiskey
It’s the only way to put up with asshole co-workers.
Better Idea
Don’t hire assholes in the first place.
DreamBig
RomanticComedyMovieWebsites
RomanticComedyMovieWebsites
RomanticComedyMovieANDHorrorMovieWebsites
RomanticComedyMovieWebsites
RomanticComedyMovieANDHorrorMovieWebsites
MovieWebsites
RomanticComedyMovieWebsites
RomanticComedyMovieANDHorrorMovieWebsites
MovieWebsites
FlashWebsites
We are not a Flash shop.
We are a creative agency.
Making things is just a part of what we do.
BetheUser
Build things for people, not just yourself (or the industry).
Thanksgiving@theKosoyhousehold
We had a healthy debate.
(We yelled a lot.)
Sowhowasright?
SoFlashisgoingtodie?!F**k.
Sowe’reallscrewed.
Super.Awesome.
Actually,someonehaditREALLYright.
He didn’t care. He just wanted us to STFU.
Dad
ThinkSimple
Work smarter, not harder.
Mise En Place
Everything in place. Everything in order.
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
• Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
• Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
• Simplify...
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
• Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
• Simplify...
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
• Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
• Simplify...
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
• Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
• Simplify...
Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
• Name your layers and keep them organized.
• Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
• Simplify...
Frameworks Aren’t [Always] the Answer
Starting from scratch is good for the soul.
StayInspired
Don’t wait for the right opportunity to do something you love. Just do it.
Big Spaceship End Tag
Adobe Max 2008
An iceberg wonderland made out of construction paper.
www.bit.ly/bss_adobe_max_2008
Staff Visualization
Hope vs. Despair
Despair for your Dock
http://bit.ly/hvd_icon
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
• Monthly budget per discip...
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
• Monthly budget per discip...
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
• Monthly budget per discip...
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
• Monthly budget per discip...
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
• Monthly budget per discip...
Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
• Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
• Monthly budget per discip...
WhiskeywhileyouWork
ESPECIALLY during regular office hours.
The best smell in the world is that man that you love.
Jennifer Aniston
10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 7PM
WhiskeyConsumed
Productivity
Normal Ideal
Less than Ideal
FAQ
FAQ
• Yes, quality of whiskey makes a difference.
(Sorry Canada, Bourbon is better)
FAQ
• Yes, quality of whiskey makes a difference.
(Sorry Canada, Bourbon is better)
• Other spirits are effective, but not...
FAQ
• Yes, quality of whiskey makes a difference.
(Sorry Canada, Bourbon is better)
• Other spirits are effective, but not...
BuildUgly
FPO:The Beast Behind the Beauty
WARNING
The following “comps” may be morally offensive to designers.
Prepare your eyeballs.
Clever point goes here.
KeepanOpenMind
Innovation isn’t the latest technology or fad.
Let’stakethatpollagain.
Ever heard of a Photoshop Designer?
No. Photoshop is a tool, not a way of life.
Developers need to learn to think of thems...
Excellence≠Perfection
BeaPositiveForce
November6,2010
Thanks
Disclaimer: I do not condone alcoholism of any sort.
Beyond that, any questions?
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The Importance of Whiskey While Working (and Other Work Flow Tips, Too!)

Big Spaceship is a place where pushing the limits meets extreme deadlines on a regular basis. The keys to success? A philosophy that affords close collaboration and communication, coupled with a couple of clever solutions to common problems... and some really ugly placeholder art. Join Jamie as he details the way the Spaceship ticks and how you can apply these fundamentals to your own process.

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  1. 1. November6,2010 TheImportanceofWhiskeyWhileWorking FITC 2010 Jamie Kosoy Associate Technical Director j.kosoy@bigspaceship.com @jkosoy #fitcwhiskey
  2. 2. Hello Welcome to an inside look into the zen of the Spaceship.
  3. 3. BeforeIbegin,aquickpoll.
  4. 4. Okay, here’s the Situation Your parents went away on a week’s vacation...
  5. 5. FiveKeyGoals
  6. 6. FiveKeyGoals 1. We’re proud of our work.
  7. 7. FiveKeyGoals 1. We’re proud of our work. 2. The client is proud of it, too.
  8. 8. FiveKeyGoals 1. We’re proud of our work. 2. The client is proud of it, too. 3. When people use what we make, it’s a positive experience.
  9. 9. FiveKeyGoals 1. We’re proud of our work. 2. The client is proud of it, too. 3. When people use what we make, it’s a positive experience. 4. We get out of work on time (most of the time).
  10. 10. FiveKeyGoals 1. We’re proud of our work. 2. The client is proud of it, too. 3. When people use what we make, it’s a positive experience. 4. We get out of work on time (most of the time). 5. We learn along the way.
  11. 11. So how do we do it? I’ll give you one guess...
  12. 12. The Basics of our Process Practical, philosophical, and otherwise nonsensical insight into our day-to-day operations.
  13. 13. TreateveryonelikeanExpert From the CEO to the newest intern, everyone’s say here is important.
  14. 14. Strategy Production Design Development
  15. 15. the waterfall approach produces mediocrity. Strategy Production Design Development
  16. 16. everyone is involved the whole way through the project. much better. Strategy Production Design Development
  17. 17. DrinkLotsofWhiskey It’s the only way to put up with asshole co-workers.
  18. 18. Better Idea Don’t hire assholes in the first place.
  19. 19. DreamBig
  20. 20. RomanticComedyMovieWebsites
  21. 21. RomanticComedyMovieWebsites RomanticComedyMovieANDHorrorMovieWebsites
  22. 22. RomanticComedyMovieWebsites RomanticComedyMovieANDHorrorMovieWebsites MovieWebsites
  23. 23. RomanticComedyMovieWebsites RomanticComedyMovieANDHorrorMovieWebsites MovieWebsites FlashWebsites
  24. 24. We are not a Flash shop. We are a creative agency. Making things is just a part of what we do.
  25. 25. BetheUser Build things for people, not just yourself (or the industry).
  26. 26. Thanksgiving@theKosoyhousehold
  27. 27. We had a healthy debate. (We yelled a lot.)
  28. 28. Sowhowasright?
  29. 29. SoFlashisgoingtodie?!F**k.
  30. 30. Sowe’reallscrewed. Super.Awesome.
  31. 31. Actually,someonehaditREALLYright.
  32. 32. He didn’t care. He just wanted us to STFU. Dad
  33. 33. ThinkSimple Work smarter, not harder.
  34. 34. Mise En Place Everything in place. Everything in order.
  35. 35. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply?
  36. 36. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized.
  37. 37. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized. • Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN.
  38. 38. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized. • Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN. • Simplify schedules and deadlines.
  39. 39. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized. • Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN. • Simplify schedules and deadlines. • Make sure the scope of work is clearly understood.
  40. 40. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized. • Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN. • Simplify schedules and deadlines. • Make sure the scope of work is clearly understood. • Write the easiest, most important code first.
  41. 41. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized. • Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN. • Simplify schedules and deadlines. • Make sure the scope of work is clearly understood. • Write the easiest, most important code first. • Have an agenda before you schedule the meeting.
  42. 42. Howdoesmiseenplaceapply? • Name your layers and keep them organized. • Version files. Ideally adopt Git or SVN. • Simplify schedules and deadlines. • Make sure the scope of work is clearly understood. • Write the easiest, most important code first. • Have an agenda before you schedule the meeting. • Speak the same language.
  43. 43. Frameworks Aren’t [Always] the Answer Starting from scratch is good for the soul.
  44. 44. StayInspired Don’t wait for the right opportunity to do something you love. Just do it.
  45. 45. Big Spaceship End Tag
  46. 46. Adobe Max 2008 An iceberg wonderland made out of construction paper. www.bit.ly/bss_adobe_max_2008
  47. 47. Staff Visualization
  48. 48. Hope vs. Despair
  49. 49. Despair for your Dock http://bit.ly/hvd_icon
  50. 50. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork.
  51. 51. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges”
  52. 52. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges” • Monthly budget per discipline for ANY purpose
  53. 53. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges” • Monthly budget per discipline for ANY purpose • Friday show & tell
  54. 54. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges” • Monthly budget per discipline for ANY purpose • Friday show & tell • Internal Projects actively encouraged
  55. 55. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges” • Monthly budget per discipline for ANY purpose • Friday show & tell • Internal Projects actively encouraged • BSS University
  56. 56. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges” • Monthly budget per discipline for ANY purpose • Friday show & tell • Internal Projects actively encouraged • BSS University • An EXTREMELY active internal blog
  57. 57. Inspirationisn’tlimitedtodesigners... orclientwork. • Weekly dev meetings and dev “challenges” • Monthly budget per discipline for ANY purpose • Friday show & tell • Internal Projects actively encouraged • BSS University • An EXTREMELY active internal blog • Book binding, screen printing, etc
  58. 58. WhiskeywhileyouWork ESPECIALLY during regular office hours.
  59. 59. The best smell in the world is that man that you love. Jennifer Aniston
  60. 60. 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 7PM WhiskeyConsumed Productivity Normal Ideal Less than Ideal
  61. 61. FAQ
  62. 62. FAQ • Yes, quality of whiskey makes a difference. (Sorry Canada, Bourbon is better)
  63. 63. FAQ • Yes, quality of whiskey makes a difference. (Sorry Canada, Bourbon is better) • Other spirits are effective, but not ideal.
  64. 64. FAQ • Yes, quality of whiskey makes a difference. (Sorry Canada, Bourbon is better) • Other spirits are effective, but not ideal. • Beer works, too... but in reverse quality. (Miller High Life FTW)
  65. 65. BuildUgly
  66. 66. FPO:The Beast Behind the Beauty WARNING The following “comps” may be morally offensive to designers. Prepare your eyeballs.
  67. 67. Clever point goes here.
  68. 68. KeepanOpenMind Innovation isn’t the latest technology or fad.
  69. 69. Let’stakethatpollagain.
  70. 70. Ever heard of a Photoshop Designer? No. Photoshop is a tool, not a way of life. Developers need to learn to think of themselves this way.
  71. 71. Excellence≠Perfection
  72. 72. BeaPositiveForce
  73. 73. November6,2010 Thanks Disclaimer: I do not condone alcoholism of any sort. Beyond that, any questions?
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