PASSION
Build 2009   Tim	
  Van	
  Damme	
  /	
  @maxvoltar
MY MISSION TODAY
   What I’ll be talking about
MY MISSION TODAY
 Why	
  should	
  you	
  be	
  more	
  passionate?
 How	
  to	
  be	
  more	
  passionate	
  about	
  you...
WHY?
Why should you be more passionate?
WHY?
 You’re	
  in	
  for	
  the	
  long	
  run
 You	
  get	
  to	
  see	
  the	
  bigger	
  picture
 It	
  only	
  gets	
...
YOU
Yes, I’m talking about you!
YOU
 All	
  work	
  no	
  play...
YOU
All work no play...

  Side	
  projects
Prettify by	
  Garrett	
  Murray
Art in my Coffee! by	
  Jina	
  Bolton	
  &	
  Meagan	
  Fisher
“Ye olde bird” by	
  Elliot	
  Jay	
  Stocks
WallSwaps by	
  Erskine	
  Design
Carbonmade
YOU
All work no play...

  Side	
  projects
  Redesign	
  things	
  just	
  for	
  pleasure
iTunes Store Redesign
YOU
All work no play...

  Side	
  projects
  Redesign	
  things	
  just	
  for	
  pleasure	
  
  Do	
  free	
  work
24ways
YOU
All work no play...

  Side	
  projects
  Redesign	
  things	
  just	
  for	
  pleasure	
  
  Do	
  free	
  work
  Ear...
IconShoppe by	
  Dan	
  Cederholm
YOU
 All	
  work	
  no	
  play...
 Push
YOU
Push

 Keep	
  learning
 ★ New	
  technologies
 ★ Stay	
  on	
  top	
  of	
  new	
  trends
 ★ Software
 Try	
  to	
  d...
“
You're	
  doing	
  something	
  wrong	
  if	
  you	
  can't	
  
look	
  at	
  your	
  work	
  from	
  a	
  year	
  ago	
...
YOU
Push

      Keep	
  learning
      ★ New	
  technologies
      ★ Stay	
  on	
  top	
  of	
  new	
  trends
      ★ Soft...
YOU
 All	
  work	
  no	
  play...
 Push
 Love/Hate
YOU
Love/Hate

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

How	
  to	
  get	
  projects	
  you	
  love	
  doing?
      Show	
  off	
  the	
  kind	
  of	
  projects	
 ...
Atebits
YOU
Love/Hate

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

 How	
  to	
  get	
  projects	
  you	
  love	
  doing?
 How	
  to	
  work	
  on	
  projects	
  you	
  don’t...
YOU
Love/Hate

How	
  to	
  work	
  on	
  projects	
  you	
  don’t	
  like	
  doing?
      Look	
  for	
  little	
  things...
YOU
Love/Hate

      How	
  to	
  get	
  projects	
  you	
  love	
  doing?
      How	
  to	
  work	
  on	
  projects	
  yo...
Brokers Direct by	
  Sam	
  Brown
Ligature, Loop & Stem by	
  Luke	
  Dorny	
  &	
  Scott	
  Boms
Bobulate by	
  Jason	
  Santa	
  Maria
31Three by	
  Jesse	
  Bennett-­Chamberlain
For A Beautiful Web by	
  Andy	
  Clarke
For A Beautiful Web by	
  Andy	
  Clarke
LittleSnapper by	
  Realmac	
  Software
YOU
Love/Hate

 How	
  to	
  get	
  projects	
  you	
  love	
  doing?
 How	
  to	
  work	
  on	
  projects	
  you	
  don’t...
YOU
 All	
  work	
  no	
  play...
 Push
 Love/Hate
 You’re	
  only	
  human
YOU
You’re only human

      Don’t	
  wear	
  a	
  suit
      Share	
  an	
  ofLice	
  space
10to1 of:ice
YOU
You’re only human

      Don’t	
  wear	
  a	
  suit
      Share	
  an	
  ofLice	
  space
      Collaborate
      The	
...
INTERMEZZO
How to eat a banana like a monkey
somedirection	
  on	
  YouTube
OTHER DESIGNERS
Sharing passion for design across borders
OTHER DESIGNERS
 Teach
OTHER DESIGNERS
Teach

   Local	
  schools
   Adult	
  education
   Barcamps/Conferences
OTHER DESIGNERS
Teach

Not	
  only	
  is	
  teaching	
  others	
  the	
  right	
  thing	
  to	
  do,	
  
it’s	
  also	
  v...
OTHER DESIGNERS
 Teach
 Blog
OTHER DESIGNERS
Blog

   Experiences
   Things	
  that	
  fascinate	
  you
   Tips	
  &	
  tricks
   Behind	
  the	
  scen...
OTHER DESIGNERS
 Teach
 Blog
 Write
OTHER DESIGNERS
Write

   For	
  online	
  magazines
   For	
  print	
  magazines
   For	
  other	
  blogs
OTHER DESIGNERS
 Teach
 Blog
 Write
 Be	
  approachable
 ★ Twitter
 ★ Email
 ★ Instant	
  messaging
OTHER DESIGNERS
There’s	
  a	
  new	
  generation	
  of	
  designers	
  
learning	
  the	
  craft	
  at	
  school	
  or	
 ...
CLIENTS
Making clients more passionate about you
CLIENTS
 How	
  do	
  we	
  calculate	
  what	
  we	
  charge?
WEBSITE
WEBSITE
   =
 £500?
 €500?
 $500?
  500
PAGE
PAGE              PAGE

  PAGE          PAGE
WEBSITE
  =
PPP * N
1 PAGE     THE REST




CREATIVE WORK   LABOR
WEBSITE
  =
  ?
CLIENTS
 How	
  do	
  we	
  calculate	
  what	
  we	
  charge?
 What	
  is	
  possible	
  with	
  a	
  small	
  budget?
 W...
OTHERS
Friends, family... (non-techies)
      No,	
  not	
  Fucking	
  Lost.
OTHERS
 Explain	
  what	
  you	
  do	
  in	
  a	
  language	
  they	
  
 understand
 Give	
  examples	
  with	
  services	...
CONCLUSION
  Almost done...
“
Be	
  passionate	
  about	
  what	
  you	
  do.	
  	
  If	
  
you’re	
  not	
  passionate	
  about	
  design,	
  or	
  
...
CONCLUSION
 The	
  web	
  is	
  blooming
 Everyone’s	
  able	
  to	
  make	
  a	
  decent	
  living
 Have	
  passion,	
  h...
THANK YOU
Slides: slideshare.net/maxvoltar
Links: delicious.com/maxvoltar/buildconf



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Wether you're a freelance designer, or you're working in-house for a design agency or company, you need to be passionate about what you do. In this presentation I'm trying to help upping your passion by a variety of do's and don'ts.

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    1. 1. PASSION Build 2009 Tim  Van  Damme  /  @maxvoltar
    2. 2. MY MISSION TODAY What I’ll be talking about
    3. 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. 4. WHY? Why should you be more passionate?
    5. 5. WHY? You’re  in  for  the  long  run You  get  to  see  the  bigger  picture It  only  gets  easier Higher  quality  work
    6. 6. YOU Yes, I’m talking about you!
    7. 7. YOU All  work  no  play...
    8. 8. YOU All work no play... Side  projects
    9. 9. Prettify by  Garrett  Murray
    10. 10. Art in my Coffee! by  Jina  Bolton  &  Meagan  Fisher
    11. 11. “Ye olde bird” by  Elliot  Jay  Stocks
    12. 12. WallSwaps by  Erskine  Design
    13. 13. Carbonmade
    14. 14. YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure
    15. 15. iTunes Store Redesign
    16. 16. YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure   Do  free  work
    17. 17. 24ways
    18. 18. YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure   Do  free  work Earning  something  extra
    19. 19. IconShoppe by  Dan  Cederholm
    20. 20. YOU All  work  no  play... Push
    21. 21. YOU Push Keep  learning ★ New  technologies ★ Stay  on  top  of  new  trends ★ Software Try  to  do  better,  every  day ★ Never  be  satisLied
    22. 22. “ You're  doing  something  wrong  if  you  can't   look  at  your  work  from  a  year  ago  and   feel  you  could  have  done  better. Kyle  Meyer
    23. 23. YOU Push 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. 24. YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate
    25. 25. YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing?
    26. 26. YOU Love/Hate 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
    27. 27. Atebits
    28. 28. YOU Love/Hate 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
    29. 29. YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing?
    30. 30. YOU Love/Hate 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
    31. 31. YOU Love/Hate 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. 32. Brokers Direct by  Sam  Brown
    33. 33. Ligature, Loop & Stem by  Luke  Dorny  &  Scott  Boms
    34. 34. Bobulate by  Jason  Santa  Maria
    35. 35. 31Three by  Jesse  Bennett-­Chamberlain
    36. 36. For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke
    37. 37. For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke
    38. 38. LittleSnapper by  Realmac  Software
    39. 39. YOU Love/Hate 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. 40. YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate You’re  only  human
    41. 41. YOU You’re only human Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an  ofLice  space
    42. 42. 10to1 of:ice
    43. 43. YOU You’re only human Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an  ofLice  space Collaborate The  long  run Prepare  to  fail
    44. 44. INTERMEZZO How to eat a banana like a monkey
    45. 45. somedirection  on  YouTube
    46. 46. OTHER DESIGNERS Sharing passion for design across borders
    47. 47. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach
    48. 48. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Local  schools Adult  education Barcamps/Conferences
    49. 49. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Not  only  is  teaching  others  the  right  thing  to  do,   it’s  also  very  satisfying.
    50. 50. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog
    51. 51. OTHER DESIGNERS Blog Experiences Things  that  fascinate  you Tips  &  tricks Behind  the  scenes  of  projects ...
    52. 52. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write
    53. 53. OTHER DESIGNERS Write For  online  magazines For  print  magazines For  other  blogs
    54. 54. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write Be  approachable ★ Twitter ★ Email ★ Instant  messaging
    55. 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. 56. CLIENTS Making clients more passionate about you
    57. 57. CLIENTS How  do  we  calculate  what  we  charge?
    58. 58. WEBSITE
    59. 59. WEBSITE = £500? €500? $500? 500
    60. 60. PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE
    61. 61. WEBSITE = PPP * N
    62. 62. 1 PAGE THE REST CREATIVE WORK LABOR
    63. 63. WEBSITE = ?
    64. 64. 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
    65. 65. OTHERS Friends, family... (non-techies) No,  not  Fucking  Lost.
    66. 66. OTHERS Explain  what  you  do  in  a  language  they   understand Give  examples  with  services  they  use   (Facebook,  Gmail...)
    67. 67. CONCLUSION Almost done...
    68. 68. “ 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. Noah  Stokes
    69. 69. CONCLUSION The  web  is  blooming Everyone’s  able  to  make  a  decent  living Have  passion,  have  fun,  enjoy  the  ride
    70. 70. THANK YOU
    71. 71. Slides: slideshare.net/maxvoltar Links: delicious.com/maxvoltar/buildconf timvandamme.com “maxvoltar”  on   maxvoltar.com networks  where   madebyelephant.com available. Big  thanks  to  @tomklaasen,  @roanlavery,  @standardistas   (Chris  &  Nicklas),  @sambrown,  @carywood,   @goodonpaper  (Andy  Good),  @andybudd,  @gwenfey...
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