There’s been so much going on behind the scenes at Owltastic that I’ve predictably dropped the ball on writing over the last month. But May is upon us! Maybe it’s time for an Ideas of May initiative. In the meantime, here’s a few things I’ve been up to these last few weeks:
I made a new shirt for United Pixel Workers (today’s the last day to buy it!). Loyal readers (or Twitter followers) may have noticed this comment on my blog awhile back. While it was trollish, I couldn’t help but crack up at the mocking “my website totally shrinks on phones remark.” After tweeting this hilarity, Anna Debenham and a few others suggested I put this phrase on a shirt, so everyone who makes responsive sites can wear it proudly. United Pixel Workers was on board with the idea, so I cranked out a design, and here we are. This is the last day to get your order in, if you’re interested. Also, my thanks to the anonymous snarky commenter for the inspiration and roundabout contribution to my coffee fund.
There’s a re-release of my original United Pixel Workers shirt, in glow in the freakin’ dark! (Note! Today’s the last day to buy it!) Remember those glow in the dark stars you’d put on your ceiling as a kid? This is like a wearable version!
I wrote a blog post for Typekit! It’s about the best ways to use novelty fonts, and while it may not be a game-changer, my hope is that it offers some new techniques to try, and perhaps occasionally makes you smile. I based the article around a side-project I’m working on called bbballer.
The idea behind this site is that it will be a place to write about the amazing people in the dribbble community. I’ve discovered so many favorite designers on the site, and I wanted a place to write about them. I’m very excited about launching the site, and plan to do so in the next few weeks. You can watch my progress by following me on dribbble.
“Meagan Fisher is one of the nicest people you’ll ever talk to. She’s a smart gal and her willingness to share shines in this episode as she joins to talk about the importance of getting to know people offline, what she’s learned from the amazing companies she’s worked with, the design process and answering the ever controversial question: Should designers code?”
In the proud tradition of saving the best for last, I’m so excited to announce that I’ve joined Chartbeat as their Art Director. I’ve been working with Chartbeat on a contract basis for the last 4 months, and it’s been a blast.
I never thought I would be this excited about real-time data, but the work we’re doing, and where we’re headed, is pretty amazing. Plus, I can’t imagine how a nicer, more talented group of people could be assembled in one place. The best part is, they’re hiring front end developers, back end developers, designers, and more! So come work with us, and we’ll make good stuff.
If you’re curious why Chartbeat matters, watch this talk by our CEO, Tony Haile. If you can listen to Tony’s ridiculous puns, British accent, and compelling presentation without falling in love with Chartbeat, there might be something wrong with you.