After leaving behind an academic career, some habits, perspectives, and influences continue to shape work and life.
Our identities and relationships online are made to fit into oversimplified frameworks. It’s time we lean on technology to relieve some of the social burdens it's created for us.
Gaining perspective from the world beyond web design, we’re reminded that work is not an end in itself. Instead we can each define for ourselves the place of work in our lives.
From across the web, happy news provokes a painful response. After several milestones are reached in parallel, an uncomfortably similar path gives way to a shared revelation.
An accidental salesman meets with unexpected challenge and disappointment. At last, he finds new understanding and acceptance of his identity as a designer.
In our new public, behavior is not an etiquette we can memorize. The web yields space for a multiplicity of identities, and a greater sensitivity to context is required.