After three weeks in the new New Ezra and Style Hatch office space it is finally starting to take shape. Now there is plenty of room to expand the team with two or three talented people in the coming months.
As you can see all the walls are bare and empty. I would love to fill the walls with art, prints and interesting books. As I start to look for the right pieces this week, any suggestions you have would be amazing. What do you think should go on the walls?
Yesterday a collective 140+ updates were pushed live for all of the Style Hatch premium Tumblr themes—Backburner, Inspire Well, Nova, Savory and Traction. The updates included a number of new features, 3rd party support, improvements, feature requests and bug fixes. You can find details of each version update at Backburner 1.3.3, Inspire Well 1.3.0, Nova 1.1.1, Savory 1.0.1, and Traction 1.0.1.
Thinking about picking up a Style Hatch theme? See what people are saying about themes on Twitter.
Also, in the upcoming weeks I will be bringing a few highly talented people on-board full time for Style Hatch and New Ezra. If you dream of clean HTML5 code, get excited about CSS3 transitions, know your way around Photoshop, and love the smell of sunny southern California air send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
A Call to Arms for Creative Firms
“The forces of the creative industry are aligned against the artist. These forces pressure him to give his work away for free as a means of proving his worthiness of the assignment. Clients demand it. Industry associations deride it but offer alternatives that are just as costly and commoditizing. Agencies resign themselves to it.”
As I’m refining the business development process for New Ezra the insight from Win Without Pitching has been tremendously helpful. I observed a lot of the principles in action while working at 2Advanced Studios, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming book to help refine the approach.
New Ezra Cards
This morning I finally ordered business cards for New Ezra. For this first run I tried out Moo cards which allowed me to have 15 different variations of the back side.
Does anyone have a good recommendation for a card holder?