8 episodes

A podcast about business, design, and life, from your friends Ray and Kandace of Needmore Designs.

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A podcast about business, design, and life, from your friends Ray and Kandace of Needmore Designs.

    Design is All That Matters to Me

    Design is All That Matters to Me

    Ray rants about how “passionate” he becomes about the design of web apps, in particular their font choices, and Kandace tries to talk him down a bit. Also a bit of reflection on why Dropbox Paper is such an enjoyable product.

    Links:

    Ray’s Medium post about Dropbox Paper
    Dropbox Paper itself
    What is, and how to use, a system font stack
    Stylebot, the plugin Ray uses to change fonts on some websites

    • 20 min
    Memories of Enya

    Memories of Enya

    We talk about equality in our society, consequences and personal experiences with #metoo, some of Kandace’s experiences being a woman in the workplace, and how we relate at Needmore.

    Links

    Kandace’s recording of River Tsunami
    Boss Barista podcast
    Gaslighting (defined)
    Straight White Guy Listening podcast

    • 35 min
    Ebook or Bust!

    Ebook or Bust!

    Recently Ray decided to contribute to the Standard Ebooks project, to take some of his favorite free books from Project Gutenberg and turn them into attractive digital publications. Yet things didn’t quite turn out as he expected, and now he’s struggling to finish the work. We find out what obstacles he ran into, and what he should do next.

    Links

    Standard Ebooks
    Project Gutenberg

    • 27 min
    Rejection

    Rejection

    Kandace talks about learning to embrace rejection and learn from “rejection therapy”, and Ray talks about learning to mix music and how it’s made him appreciate well-mixed music a lot more.

    Links

    Rejection Therapy
    Audio Mixing
    Ray’s music online

    • 29 min
    Half Baked

    Half Baked

    We discuss how our methods of designing websites that need to be updateable has evolved, and how we’ve leveraged the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to craft a better experience for our clients and for website visitors. We also discuss the tradeoffs of different approaches, and what we believe the sweet spot to be.

    Links

    Advanced Custom Fields
    Saké One

    • 31 min
    The Maker v. the Manager (Schedule)

    The Maker v. the Manager (Schedule)

    Kandace and Ray discuss the different types of schedules used by different types of people in our type of work. Ray discusses how he carves out time from his busy schedule to make sure he can work a couple days a week as a “maker,” while still leaving some time to be a “manager.”

    Links

    http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html
    https://blog.trello.com/maker-vs-manager-productivity

    • 24 min

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