One year ago, we released Party Monster, our fun little DJ app for parties and road trips. We take our work seriously, but we included something a little unprofessional: by default, the app wouldn’t play Nickelback.
Allen proposes people react to feedback in one of three ways:
When I relaunched Refreshing Content a bit over a year ago (!) Josh Farkas, the human boy-man, was full on in reclusion mode. The true goal behind Cubicle Ninjas’ birth in 2008 was to build a creative sanctuary for smart designers and developers. Meanwhile, my secret personal objective was to provide a means of stable income while I worked on my next graphic novel. But life is funny and I got much more than I wished for. We kind of drowned in our success, taking over nearly every waking thought for over five years. But as CEO, different muscles were being used and I missed making things by myself.
This blog was my transition to the land of split-personality. I draw comics, write poetry, love interactive fiction, have a documentary obsession, write creepy business parables, get stung by death, feel passionate about creativity, do some side investigative journalism, and, oh yeah, I run a design studio too. Josh the person got a little yard to play in. Sure, there was a fence, but the view was fab and I could see the sun!
I’ve been gearing up for the ‘resistance’ phase. 2014 will bring:
To me though I see it all less as resistance, more rebirth. Everything that doesn’t work dies. Everything that I love is pardoned. And the things I don’t know? Well, I hope to meet them soon, face-to-face over a cup of tea.