Ueno founder and Iceland native Haraldur Thorleifsson had a strong reason to move to San Francisco three years ago—80 percent of his company’s business was coming from the Bay Area. “There was no second option,” says Thorleifsson. “We were actually losing work because we weren’t there.” Four years into its life, Ueno now has agency offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Iceland and it counts Google, Uber, and Slack among its clients. He recently spoke with 99U about how Ueno maintains its creative soul while growing rapidly, why the agency speaks its mind on social and cultural issues,
Getting started in your creative career is tough. You’ve got boatloads of ambition and energy, but you lack experience, the kind of knowledge that feels like you can see into the future because you’ve been there before. So we’ve introduced a new column that will allow you to get the benefit of hindsight before you’ve actually gone through the experience.Welcome to “The First Five Years” where Mitch Goldstein, a professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology, answers reader questions related to the unchartered waters of beginning a career. This month, Mitch answers a question about how to determine, and
You’re living the ultimate dream. No morning commutes. Nobody dishing tasks out to you. And the best part? You can work from wherever in the world you desire. It’s becoming a popular career choice – with 35% of the US workforce now working from home. But there’s a whole other side to being an online business owner. It’s not always pajamas and lounging on hot sandy beaches every day. When you work from home, in any capacity – you wear all the hats. You delegate your own tasks, you keep yourself motivated and productive. The onus is on you to
If you’ve been around the blogging block, you know that guest posting is one of the tried-and-true ways to promote your blog. That’s why we’ve written so much on topics like guest blogging strategy and crafting great guest post pitches. And it’s also why you get bombarded with all those email requests from people asking to guest post on your blog (if you haven’t yet – it’s coming soon – trust me!). But not all guest post opportunities are created equal. And if you’re going to take the time to write a quality guest post for someone else’s blog, you
These days, if I told you that it really is possible to get your dream job and use it to fund a never-ending adventure around the world, would you believe me? In the past, the idea of the ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle – having a location independent job that allows you to travel the world as you please – was a dream for most people. Now, however, it’s far more common than you think. More and more people are waking up to the fact that a traditional 9 – 5 office job is an archaic structure, with employers and employees alike
This batch of curated content offers lots of insights on the best ways to earn more money working for yourself, whether you want to be a freelancer stationed in your guest bedroom or a digital nomad working from the steps of a shrine in Southeast Asia. Writers and Writing When I started to freelance write […]
00 Days 23 Hours 53 Minutes 07 Seconds We’ve all heard the infomercials and radio spots where we’re told that “supplies are limited” and I think we’ve all seen online countdown timers like the one above. (By the way, the countdown timer is the web graphics translation of the classic advertising phrase, “Time is […]
From Bhutan travel tips to reasons why “the customer is always last,” we feature some darn interesting and occasionally provocative articles and essays in this crop of popular curated content. Enjoy and pick up a few fresh ideas while you’re at it. Solopreneur tips Bhutan has never been on my itinerary, but considering how popular […]
I used to work with a guy we called Nemo because he served on a nuclear submarine for many years during the Cold War. We worked together in a tech firm that was developing a new family of products from conductive polymers. I was in quality assurance and production, he was a mechanical engineer. Things […]
In the few years before she died, my mother did something I never understood. Until now. She would drive to our local grocery store each afternoon. My father had passed away a few years earlier and she was living alone. As a thoroughly logical and pragmatic young man, I thought it would be smarter to […]
For some reason, there was a surge in solid productivity advice over the last couple of weeks. Maybe after a couple of months of goofing off during summer, we all started getting serious about finishing the year strong. Productivity In any case, review the articles below and find the ones that you best relate to, […]
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