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The Pixel Plague

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Finding Balance in the Techpocalypse

There is plague that has creeped it's way into our culture...a pixel plague. We have slowly been tricked into thinking that late nights, pounding down energy drinks, and neglecting the relationships around us is something to boast about. It is essential that we as designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives understand the need for balance in our profession.

With many years in the tech industry working with leading tech companies, Joel shares some of the patterns that have been beneficial not only in producing, but growing, and growing. Balance is crucial, and we must fight this plague of imbalance that has become the expectation.

Published in: Design

The Pixel Plague

  1. 1. T H E P I X E L P L A G U E
  2. 2. A W E S O M E T H I N K E R S D A N G E R O U S I D E A S
  3. 3. v
  4. 4. K I C K A S S D A D
  5. 5. K I C K A S S & T A K E N A M E S
  6. 6. T H E P I X E L P L A G U E
  7. 7. B A L A N C E D C R E A T I V I T Y
  8. 8. v T H E H A C K
  9. 9. Q U A L I TvY O V E R Q U A N T I T Y
  10. 10. Q U A L I TvY O V E R Q U A N T I T Y hacking = bad planning
  11. 11. Q U A L I TvY O V E R Q U A N T I T Y creativity requires structure
  12. 12. T H E vL E F T & T H E R I G H T
  13. 13. T H E vL E F T & T H E R I G H T smart not hard
  14. 14. T H E vL E F T & T H E R I G H T stopping is crucial
  15. 15. B A L A N C E D T I M E
  16. 16. S L E E Pv WH E N Y O U A R E D E A D
  17. 17. D I S T R A Cv T I O N I S T H E E N E M Y
  18. 18. D I S T R A Cv T I O N I S T H E E N E M Y be intentional
  19. 19. D I S T R A Cv T I O N I S T H E E N E M Y stay out of the weeds
  20. 20. S A Y I N Gv N O I S A S T R E N G T H
  21. 21. S A Y I N Gv N O I S A S T R E N G T H no to work
  22. 22. S A Y I N Gv N O I S A S T R E N G T H no to meetings
  23. 23. v I N R E A L L I F E
  24. 24. v I N R E A L L I F E time with people
  25. 25. v I N R E A L L I F E time with professionals
  26. 26. B A L A N C E D I D E N T I T Y
  27. 27. D O N T B E v D E F I N E D B Y Y O U R W O R K
  28. 28. D O N T B E v D E F I N E D B Y Y O U R W O R K more than a profession
  29. 29. D O N T B E v D E F I N E D B Y Y O U R W O R K you and your work sucks
  30. 30. D O N T B E v D E F I N E D B Y Y O U R W O R K find true value
  31. 31. G E T A v D A M N H O B B Y K I D
  32. 32. G E T A v D A M N H O B B Y K I D don’t burnout
  33. 33. G E T A v D A M N H O B B Y K I D know your user
  34. 34. B A L A N C E D E X P E C T A T I O N S
  35. 35. E M B Rv A C E C O N S T R A I N T S
  36. 36. E M B Rv A C E C O N S T R A I N T S time, money, restraints
  37. 37. E M B Rv A C E C O N S T R A I N T S personal limitaitons
  38. 38. I T S Nv O T A C O M P E T I T I O N
  39. 39. I T S Nv O T A C O M P E T I T I O N focus on your work
  40. 40. I T S Nv O T A C O M P E T I T I O N you won’t be the best
  41. 41. D O N Tv B E A N E G A T I V E N A N C Y
  42. 42. D O N Tv B E A N E G A T I V E N A N C Y you dictate your reality
  43. 43. D O N Tv B E A N E G A T I V E N A N C Y yes and...
  44. 44. questions and hopefully some Q U E S T I O N S ANSWERS
  45. 45. L E T S G O D R I N K J O E L B E U K E L M A N @ _ b k l m n / / bklmn@google.com @balancepodcast // thebalance.cc email: jbeukelman@netflix.com twitter: @_bklmn // @theblnce site: bkl.mn // theblnce.com

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