Passion.

Passion is a word I personally take it seriously. As you may notice that I used a "Fire" icon next to Passion. I believe it is something that lights the fire in our heart. My passion is design first and far most. I shouldn't say design but rather art itself as I began sketching Dragonball Z characters. To be honest, I have one too many passions and I believe it is a good thing as my curiosity grew to more fields and industries. This is the part of the website that I like to express some of my personal ideas and thoughts on art, design, photography, automobile, new technologies and life itself.


Denver Startup Week: Design Thinking in Innovation

Design

10/2/15

In this workshop, I learned something valuable and the key to success with clients interviews. I was thrown into the first excercise which is empathize. The first step consist of asking your client in roughly 4 minutes on a topic then another set of questionaire for deeper dive. I will always remind myself to ask questions and deeper questions. Good workshop.
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Denver Startup Week: In-House vs. Agency in Startup

Design

10/2/15

There are pros and cons when it comes to having an in-house team of designers versus having a partnership with an agency for majority companies. For in-house, the benefits are definitely nimble, brand understanding and time/budget savings. As for going the Agency route, the benefits are many especially if the company is a startup with focus on development and business. By having an agency, they can upstart your branding and give you professional advices on brand marketing. At times, in-house will partner with agency in creating multimedia formats that are not specialize in the team such as viral video, animation, commercial and etc. The main purpose is that these formats are not a frequent request and there are no specialty in house. With that said, designers are ever growing and consistantly learning new skills. It boils down to budget, specialty and what are the immediate need.
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Denver Startup Week: Crowdfunding

Biz

September 30th, 2015

Funding is sometimes complicated or hard for startups to go about and primarily funding have always been private. As the state laws have began to adjust, things are beginning to look easier for companies to crowdfund. As crowdfunding becomes a new way for many to invest into companies, it becomes harder for startups to manage multiple investors. What is also learn is that in order to be an accredited investor, the investor needs to have a net worth north of 1 million or yearly income of $200K.
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Denver Startup Week: UX

UX

September 30th, 2015

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what UX is about. There are five steps to UX: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. This is the UX process and the saying is test often, test early. This applies to every level companies including startups, small-medium-enterprise establishments.
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Denver Startup Week: Rapid Prototyping

Design

September 29th, 2015

Rapid Prototyping is the best way to get an idea out and get user input for feedback. It is also cost effective as there are many cost efficient ways to get around building a prototype. One of the way is to use Keynote as it offers effect and functions that anyone with a knowledge of computer can do. The better reason for rapid prototyping is to test out an idea before spend astronomical amount of money.
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Denver Startup Week: Brand Camp

Design

September 28th, 2015

As a company began to expand or existed over multiple decades, it is inevitable that the brand will began to waiver. Make decisions based on your core values. Initial core value is what consumers look for in brand. Establishing a singular idea. Launching a fake company in social media to promote the core brand. Product is the image for the company.
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Denver Startup Week: The Lean Workspace

Tech

September 28th, 2015

Lean is a buzzword now but it is definitely not only applies to tech. Tech is one of the first to adapt into the lean methodology. Lean means that we have to be the trash remover by removing anything that adds cost, slows down and bad processes.
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