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February 20 2014

14:04

February 06 2014

19:00

BizCraft Episode 33

BizCraft Ep33

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About the Show

This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft we discuss different personality types in the workplace and how we utilize contractors to get work done.

We talked about:

Competence and Likability as Keys to Success
We discussed how different types of personalities affect the “team” and stuff.

Do you know who the most valuable people in the organization are, especially in terms of effecting change? It is the lovable fools. They are the social glue that keeps the organization together. They are the people who can socialize ideas, can bring information from one group to another. They provide the lubrication that keeps that organization running smoothly.

Subtopics:

1. How do you hire new employees
2. How do you onboard new employees
3. Mistakes in hiring past employees and how did you get rid of them or get them to fit in better
4. How do you deal with someone who’s messing up the team’s “chi”

The Silent Subcontractor
We talked about how we use “contractors” with our companies to get work done and maybe some stories about stuff that’s happened working with ‘em.

Subtopics:

1. How do you handle an NDA for a client when using a contractor
2. How can “work for hire” get complicated when using a contractor
3. How do you pay contractors when they work on an end client project
4. Have you ever been a contractor for a bigger project
5. Ever done “white labeled” work for a larger client (like an agency)
6. Pitfalls of accepting subcontracted work from an agency
7. Differences of contact work for a developer vs. a designer
8. How about putting work in a portfolio/attributes to the designer/dev

Beers from the end of the show

The show wasn’t live so we recorded it at like 10am…

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January 23 2014

14:21

Draft Episode 29: The Learning Curve

Draft Episode 29

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In this episode of Draft we talk about the learning curve faced by new people to get into the web design industry and then do stuff.

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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December 17 2013

13:39

BizCraft Episode 32: Next Steps, Working Too Hard & Time

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft we discuss next steps for Carl & nGen Works, how we all work too hard and time as a commodity.

We talked about:

Carl’s Irrelevance Strategy post:
https://medium.com/on-management/295c2acfac3e

Micheal Lopp “volatiles and stables

Questions I’m getting, “Why would you do that?”
“Somebody has to be in charge, you can’t just leave.”
“What about when someone needs to get fired, or somebody wants a raise? Who handles that stuff?”
But the big one is “What are you going to do now?”

The Busy Trap link that Daniel Burka recently posted to Facebook.

The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.” This may sound like the pronouncement of some bong-smoking anarchist, but it was actually Arthur C. Clarke

Then we got into this “Your most valuable asset” post – listen as Carl get’s angry then winds up agreeing with the writer :)
https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/24b85684419e

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: New South White Ale
Carl: Founder’s All Day IPA

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December 03 2013

14:50

Draft Episode 28: Tablet Usability

Draft Episode 28

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In this episode of Draft we talk about usability on tablets and other mobile devices. Kicked off from an article from the Nielsen Norman Group for one of their tablet usability studies:

Summary: Flat design and improperly rescaled design are the main threats to tablet usability, followed by poor gestures and workflow.

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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November 15 2013

19:37

BizCraft Episode 31: With Special Guest Jason Fried of 37signals

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Episode Overview

Jason FriedIn this episode of BizCraft we have a special guest; Jason Fried (@jasonfried) of 37signals – we discuss their new book “Remote” as well as his approach to work, life and being a leader.

We talked about:

The 4 books they’ve put out. Jason has been a major part of each of them:
1st Defensive design for the web
2nd Getting Real
3rd Rework
4th Remote

Great interview of Jason on the Great Discontent.
Inc. Articles:
How to Get Good at Making Money
Working From Home Boosts The Quality Of The Work
The Two Biggest Drags On Productivity: Meetings And Managers (Or, As We Call Them, M&Ms)
The True Challenge of Managing Remote Workers: People Who Work Too Hard
How To Work With Clients You’ve Never Met Face To Face

We talked about Marissa Mayer at Yahoo stopping any remote working.

How do you handle “swoop and poop” moments personally?

Know your company – some background and how you’re building it.

Old Bascamp vs. New Basecamp (it’s really 2 years old now… holy biz!) How did you work through that process, make decisions and execute stuff.

“Building something is only step one. It’s not that hard to put something out there. Building on top of that to maintain and improve it is actually the harder thing to do. Anyone can release something, but it’s much harder to polish and refine it over time… – Jason Fried”

How do you stay inspired?

We’re giving away 5 books

If you would like to win a copy of Rework, give us a shout out on twitter and we’ll randomly pull 5 winners from all those that tweet (there’s a rumor they might get signed by Jason himself too. :)

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Dogfish Head Midas Touch
Carl: Mad Manatee IPA – Bold City
Jason: Wisconsin Micro Brew New Glarus – they only sell it in Wisconsin!

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November 04 2013

14:37

BizCraft Episode 30: I deflect negative energy, find a coach + remote working

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft we discuss how you must deflect negative energy to stay sane, how finding a mentor or a personal coach is a good thing and quickly cover 37signals new book about remote working.

We talked about:

I deflect negative energy – Dave Kovar (Link)

…several years ago when I was teaching self-defense clinic to a group of women. Everything was going great and after the seminar was over I received tons of great feedback. Then one lady pulled me aside and directed what seemed like a lifetime of anger in my direction because she felt that, as a male, I was unqualified to teach women’s self-defense. Needless to stay on the drive home and for the next several hours after, I let her steal my joy. Rather than focus on the great feedback I had received from the majority of the participants, I concentrated on some comments from one particular person–and, mind you, a person with issues.

37Signals New Book: Remote

Finding a mentor or coach. Do it?!?!
Carl: Reaching out to 5 people a day you haven’t talked to in a long while and talk.

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Warsteiner Premium Verum
Carl: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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October 28 2013

14:06

Draft Episode 27: Design for Goals & Objectives

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In this episode of Draft we talk about how the goals and objectives of a website project should drive the design. Strategy is important as well as the final desired goal.

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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October 21 2013

14:04

BizCraft Episode 29: Client Management Tips, Saying No & Working with SEO

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

We talked about:

Some client management stuff:

  • PMs in the new biz process – a must
  • Clean Slate – don’t bring baggage into a new client relationship
  • Promises? Clarity rules, don’t walk away with a shadow of a doubt.
  • Must Win vs. Checklist clients
  • Start The Tough Conversations
  • It’s all about leverage

A Simple Guide to Saying No
https://medium.com/the-year-of-the-looking-glass/23ad80bdfbc

So, here’s my general strategy for how to say no:
Be honest and direct. A no is a no, and that should be communicated in the first or second sentence and not something that needs to be read between the lines. Talk about what you are prioritizing instead. It doesn’t have to be detailed, but it should be true. Few things are ever no in a vacuum, so it tends to be about the tradeoffs, and people get that. If you’re even the slightest bit interested in the opportunity but can’t pursue it at the moment, mention that the no is for right now. In the future, who knows? Don’t prematurely rule out possibilities if you think things might change.

Questions from the Kids

From: Tim Macholz

Hey Gene & Carl,

I’m a partner at a small web shop. We’ve spent the last few years working for smaller clients designing and building websites,
but after launching them, they tend to flounder due to poor (or zero) ongoing management and optimization. We’ve recently begun developing a strategy to offer our clients the full package (web design, content strategy, email marketing, SEO, SEM, social, etc.). After trying to tackle some of this ourselves, we’ve decided we’d rather focus on what we’re good at, and bring in outside help for SEO, marketing, etc.

My question is, do you have any thoughts on how far you should take a project? Do you simply provide a product (website, app) and send it off into the hands of the client? And do you have any suggestions for providing these services to clients that don’t have the infrastructure to handle those aspects of running an online presence?

Really interested in your approach to the ‘stuff’ that doesn’t quite fall into typical web design, per se.

Love the show. Can’t get enough! Thanks!

Working with an SEO or Digital Strategist
By Aaron Mentele of Electric Pulp
http://alistapart.com/article/following-through-with-post-launch-strategy

“It’s not uncommon to find ourselves in a competitive bid situation against a much larger agency. The clear advantage they’d have over us was a more complete skill set. Their proposals would detail ongoing services, and ours would detail a product. We’d be characterized as the “boutique design shop,” and it was often up to us to be so much cheaper that the client would give us a shot.”

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Carl: Nuthin’ – he’s getting healthy or some crap…

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October 17 2013

14:58

Draft Episode 26: Flat Design Tweets

Draft Episode 26

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In this episode of Draft we talk about the effect of Flat UI Design and how we all got caught up with it. Based roughly on a tweet that Sarah Parmenter @sazzy put out there:

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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October 07 2013

13:44

BizCraft Episode 28: The Art of Negotiating + Being Nice = WIN

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

We talked about:

Carl’s trip to Romania. Sort of uneventful. Bleh…

The Art of Negotiating:
Understand what you need out of the negotiation. Focus on that exclusively.
Be prepared and ok with walking away. Research what it means if you don’t get the deal.
Focus on interests not positions.
Work with the other party to solve the problem of the negotiation together.
Ask them about their position. What do they need. Explain your interests and what you need.
Separate people from the problem.
Realize that a negotiation is more like a game of frisbee than a game of chess.
There isn’t a winner and a loser.
Just two parties trying to accomplish something together.

Carl mentioned this book: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Reminds Gene of Carl:
How To Break All The Rules And Get Everything You Want

It seems small, but we broke all the rules and had a fun time. The key is that we were simply nice to everyone and didn’t
argue and were very thankful at everything we got to do.

If you act like the river, you ultimately flow past all the rocks along the way.

The abundance of slowness
Learning to value smart work over hard work requires a paradigm shift, but pays dividends.

At Peleg’s firm, they weren’t saving lives or fighting wars. It was a service firm, and they lived accordingly.
His team was in the office from 9–6 Monday through Thursday, and 9–2 on Fridays. They set realistic expectations for their clients and met deadlines. The business thrived. But they didn’t answer the phone at night, and were unavailable on weekends. Peleg’s team had clear boundaries, made them known, and their clients were happy.

They worked when they were rested and present. The quality of their output spoke for itself.

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Game of Thrones – Ommegang Black (Stout)
Carl: Nuthin’ – he’s getting healthy or some crap…

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September 24 2013

17:46

BizCraft Episode 27: Hitting the reset button and removing management

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

We talked about:

Converge Florida

We talked a bit about how we thought ConvergeFL went, what would we change & what was the highlight for each of us.

Hitting the Reset Button

Carl recently started working with a large agency again. How to set this type of thing up properly, based on trust and telling the truth.

nGen’s payment structure changes for new employees

Paying peeps at work. Hourly vs. Salary (typically businesses pay new people more than the team already in place.) What should a new person make coming into the team for the first time?

Removing Bosses

We dug in deep on this post about how Treehouse removed the middle management layer from their company.

Specifically we talked through this section of the post.

What do Managers Do?
In my experience, managers’ responsibilities are:

Communicating messages from top to bottom
Settling disputes
Managing careers
Keeping their teams motivated and happy
Shielding their teams from things they didn’t think they needed to know

Questions from the Kids:

From Chris Harrison
What suggestions could you offer to those with fragmented tech/web communities… Specifically: How do you get people to participate in events you hold and/or sponsor? How have you stayed motivated when community participation waned? Any general advice you could give to someone wanting to holding something like Converge in their city?

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Spaten Oktoberfest bier Ur-Märzen + Dales Pale Ale in a Can
Carl: Nuthin’ – he’s getting healthy or some crap…

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July 23 2013

17:28

BizCraft Episode 25: The care and feeding of a distributed team

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

We talked about:

Using Terminology from the industry for different uses. Like using “ping” & “bandwidth” & Carl ridicules me about “The princess bride”.

Process over People – “the care and feeding of a distributed team”.

Gene’s story about how distributed isn’t working for Period Three.

Start with people who have the psychology of a distributed team built in.

Ways to re-create an in-person office setup online. “People over Pixels”.

Multi-local – the company (ngenworks) will help build the community in the areas where people from the distributed teams work. Jax, Portland, etc…

Sidebar: getting people to talk to other people on your team “mangers” vs. you “the boss”.

Questions from the Kids:

Chad Warner asks:

Do you recommend that web designers have professional liability insurance? How does a freelancer or small business decide whether they need it? Keep up the excellent show!

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Dogfish head – Midas Touch
Carl: Loser ain’t drinking. He has a Dales Deviant in the fridge…

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July 15 2013

12:50

Draft Episode 25: Break Points

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In this episode of Draft we talk about how to think about and use breakpoints in your responsive web design process. It’s the type of stuff we think about at least.

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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June 28 2013

18:42

BizCraft Episode 23: Working with full service agencies + trading design for equity

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft we discuss the pros and cons of working with a full-service agency and how you might be able to pull it off successfully as well as getting involved in a start up business by providing services for equity in the business.

We discuss the pros and cons of partnering w/full-service agencies.

Perceptions regarding saying you are a part of another company and not really actually being one.

We got into talking about J Cornelius’ Blog post: “Trading Design for Equity“.

The main question from the post:

If I were to work for equity at a startup, what is a typical percentage one asks for? 25%? 5%? 50%? 15%? How do I go about estimating that sort of thing? I know how to estimate a project’s cost based on my hourly rate but working for equity, as you know, can’t really be quantified in the same way as the project’s value is based on some future continent heretofore unknown. And I’m not an equal partner. I’d be the lead designer. What’s that worth percentage wise? What’s typical?

We then discussed some general topics that we’ve been wanting to cover since we started the podcast.

How do these effect our business, how do we think they apply to all services businesses like ours:

  1. Don’t get an office.
  2. Get accounting software (or an accountant) on Day 1.
  3. Ignore lawyers — they kill deals.
  4. Pick a niche and become a specialist, not a generalist.
  5. The greatest marketing campaign is offering a great product/service.

Where can you find us next?

UMS Crew:
Front End Design Conference
ConvergeFL Sept 11-12
ConvergeRVA Oct 11-12

Carl:
Arizona at Owner Camp
UX Mad

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
Carl: Intuition Ale Works I10 Pale Ale

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June 12 2013

14:30

Draft Episode 24: Design Critiques

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In this episode of Draft we talk about what a design critique means to us and how they are traditionally used in other artistic endeavors. How you should take the input from a critique or not :)

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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June 10 2013

13:10

BizCraft Episode 22: Your approach to business + How to work with bad clients

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft we discuss how we approach thinking about our business and then go a few rounds with bad client situations, like not getting paid.

Gene and the UMS crew just signed the least for our CoWork: soco-work.com (open by August 1st.)

What is HAPYN? “HAPYN, first things first post

We dug into the idea of a Minimum Usable Product vs. Minimum Viable Product

We discussed key points of the article Poke Out Your Own Eyes by Austin Church

  • Do you see yourself as an artist adrift in the business world or a businessperson who sells art?
  • Do you see yourself as a specialist or a problem-solver?
  • Are you a vendor or an advisor?

Audio Question by: Martin Nørgaard Gregersen of mrnoedesign.com

Hi Gene & Carl,

Greetings from Europe! Thank you for the helpful and encouraging show! I’m a Danish guy, running a small design-shop in Berlin and I have been collecting a lot of written positive feedback from my clients over the years. Having been granted the rights to use it, how do I present this feedback most effectively? I was wondering whether a testimonial page is too much or if including the feedback with the project-description in my portfolio is too subtle? A third idea was to include them in a presentational video I’m making. What would you recommend? There is an esthetic of modesty in Germany too…

Cheers! (Btw. I’m drinking Weihenstephaner, a wheat beer from a brewery in southern Germany, almost 1000 years old.)

Then we discussed the article Not getting paid by Paul Jarvis

  • Try to spot bad clients early on
  • Be clear, as early as possible
  • Get some when you give some
  • Always have a contract, even if they are useless
  • Remain professional, even if they’re being assholes
  • Keep track of everything
  • Next steps – what to do when the shit hits the fan… Leverage, Legal action, Dirty pool or Let it go

Where can you find us next?

UMS Crew:
Front End Design Conference
ConvergeFL Sept 11-12
ConvergeRVA Oct 11-12

Carl:
Arizona at Owner Camp
UX Mad

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
Carl: Intuition Ale Works I10 Pale Ale

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May 24 2013

12:50

Draft Episode 23: Work Life Balance

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In this episode of Draft we talk about “Work Life Balance” what it means for each of us personally and our take on the industry.

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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May 17 2013

13:28

BizCraft Episode 21: “suck it up” & other shenanigans

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

“Suck it up”, we talk about some of the bonehead stuff we’ve done in client services and how we escaped mostly unharmed. It’s a fun story swappin’ episode, we promise! ;)

Questions from the Kids:

Audio Question

Colin From Edinburough – wildtrails.co.uk

How do you go about contacting clients,
How do you involve them in design,
How do you show them early designs,
Do you meet early and often during the process
Generally, wants to know how we go through the process of a web design project from start to sign off and how we involve the client.

Beers from the end of the show

Gene: Tripel Karmeliet
Carl: Ass Kisser Porter Pounder Smoked Porter

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April 18 2013

10:57

Draft Episode 22: Working with contractors & freelancers

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About this Episode

In this episode of Draft we’re talking about the positives and pitfalls of working with contractors & freelancers as part of your team.

About the Show

This is Draft, a show about the craft of designing for the web. Your hosts are Giovanni DiFeterici (@giodif) and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) both from this little old website right here: UnmatchedStyle.

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