@almonk
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Designer at GoCardless,
B2B payments company
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Designer at GoCardless,
B2B payments company
Founded 2011, now UK’s
largest Direct Debit bureau
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Designer at GoCardless,
B2B payments company
Founded 2011, now UK’s
largest Direct Debit bureau
Launching in Europe soon
T...
(Do side projects)
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Why do a side project?
How to realise your ideas.
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Learn new skills with no pressure
Improve your business skills
Learn about press/PR
Meet new people
and finally...
Tuesday...
EMBRACE
Indirect benefits can be huge.
Tuesday, 10 September 13
failure / success
I prefer the term...
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Make something you need
and you’ll make it
Know what you’re making
Tuesday, 10 September 13
A tube status app
Project #1
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Too much functionality, not enough focus
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Too much functionality, not enough focus
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Too much functionality, not enough focus
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Prototyped in HTML first
Learnt rubymotion over a week
Collab design with Simon Whybray
Shipped 2 weeks from idea
Tuesday,...
Tuesday, 10 September 13
What happened?
Featured in the Metro newspaper.
#2 in AppStore.
15,000+ downloads.
http://getlin.es/designandbanter
GRAB A...
Tuesday, 10 September 13
A concept sharing app
Project #2
Tuesday, 10 September 13
What?
Show off site designs
Get them out of email & into browser
As little ‘workflow’ as possible
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Prototyped in Wordpress first
Learnt Ruby & Rails over a month
Shipped 2 weeks from idea
Tuesday, 10 September 13
Tuesday, 10 September 13
What happened?
3,000 users (5% paying)
Used by Adobe, Facebook, Ideo
11,000+ projects
Sign up on site for invite,
http://f...
To sum up...
Tuesday, 10 September 13
To sum up...
Make something you need
and you’ll make it
Tuesday, 10 September 13
To sum up...
Make something you need
and you’ll make it
Know what you’re making
Tuesday, 10 September 13
To sum up...
Make something you need
and you’ll make it
Know what you’re making
Embrace your fuccesses
Tuesday, 10 Septemb...
@almonk
Tuesday, 10 September 13
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  1. 1. @almonk Tuesday, 10 September 13
  2. 2. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  3. 3. Designer at GoCardless, B2B payments company Tuesday, 10 September 13
  4. 4. Designer at GoCardless, B2B payments company Founded 2011, now UK’s largest Direct Debit bureau Tuesday, 10 September 13
  5. 5. Designer at GoCardless, B2B payments company Founded 2011, now UK’s largest Direct Debit bureau Launching in Europe soon Tuesday, 10 September 13
  6. 6. (Do side projects) Tuesday, 10 September 13
  7. 7. Why do a side project? How to realise your ideas. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  8. 8. Learn new skills with no pressure Improve your business skills Learn about press/PR Meet new people and finally... Tuesday, 10 September 13
  9. 9. EMBRACE Indirect benefits can be huge. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  10. 10. failure / success I prefer the term... Tuesday, 10 September 13
  11. 11. Make something you need and you’ll make it Know what you’re making Tuesday, 10 September 13
  12. 12. A tube status app Project #1 Tuesday, 10 September 13
  13. 13. Too much functionality, not enough focus Tuesday, 10 September 13
  14. 14. Too much functionality, not enough focus Tuesday, 10 September 13
  15. 15. Too much functionality, not enough focus Tuesday, 10 September 13
  16. 16. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  17. 17. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  18. 18. Prototyped in HTML first Learnt rubymotion over a week Collab design with Simon Whybray Shipped 2 weeks from idea Tuesday, 10 September 13
  19. 19. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  20. 20. What happened? Featured in the Metro newspaper. #2 in AppStore. 15,000+ downloads. http://getlin.es/designandbanter GRAB A FREE COPY :D Tuesday, 10 September 13
  21. 21. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  22. 22. A concept sharing app Project #2 Tuesday, 10 September 13
  23. 23. What? Show off site designs Get them out of email & into browser As little ‘workflow’ as possible Tuesday, 10 September 13
  24. 24. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  25. 25. Prototyped in Wordpress first Learnt Ruby & Rails over a month Shipped 2 weeks from idea Tuesday, 10 September 13
  26. 26. Tuesday, 10 September 13
  27. 27. What happened? 3,000 users (5% paying) Used by Adobe, Facebook, Ideo 11,000+ projects Sign up on site for invite, http://flatsi.es Tuesday, 10 September 13
  28. 28. To sum up... Tuesday, 10 September 13
  29. 29. To sum up... Make something you need and you’ll make it Tuesday, 10 September 13
  30. 30. To sum up... Make something you need and you’ll make it Know what you’re making Tuesday, 10 September 13
  31. 31. To sum up... Make something you need and you’ll make it Know what you’re making Embrace your fuccesses Tuesday, 10 September 13
  32. 32. @almonk Tuesday, 10 September 13

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