Delightful Reveal #20

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
May 30, 2023

“Cult of personality iguanas.”

What we did:

  • Returned from Japan, posted lots of pictures in Slack, made tea.
  • Caught up on design research + project documentation from my absence.
  • Got word from a client that they want our help changing typography and color palettes across all their brands.
  • Created an Excel spreadsheet for double-checking our application’s math and more easily populating designs in Figma.
  • Sent out a Branding proposal to help refine an existing brand and make it a more approachable and stand-out from the competition.
  • Prepared a proposal for a company who assembled a ragtag group of tools to address their customers during the pandemic. That approach saved their business, but now they’re ready to refine it to make a seamless experience for their new online customers.
  • Demoed wireframes to our client and dug deep into the design process.
  • Presented and agreed on a research + usability testing plan. Excited for our alignment workshop this week!
  • Met with Josh Maurer to provide feedback on a tech talk he gave at our bi-weekly Developer Roundtable on Hotwire. Even as a recent bootcamp graduate he was able to facilitate a conversation that taught some old dogs new tricks.
  • Bought tickets to 2.
  • Was recruited into going to Blue Ridge Ruby.
  • Traveled from Washington DC to be a part of a presentation to get feedback for the email builder that we have been working on. Then proceeded to run around like an awkward tourist.
  • Met with JP Balarini of EagerWorks to discuss opportunities to team up.
  • Began a new client project that helps organize information in a hierarchy.
  • Green lit the Developer Roundtable Broadcast experiment.
  • Began exploring some self-hosted service options.

What we’re reading:

What we’re watching:

  • The Boxer (1997)
  •  The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey (Netflix)
  • The Great (Season 3)
  • Jewish Matchmaking (Netflix, trailer)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: The Final Season
  • Barry

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

  • The debt ceiling
  • Oddities and Curiosities Expo
  • Taxidermy
  • What’s between Madison, WI and Asheville, NC to see on our road trip.
  • This sweet, sweet potato vending machine in Japan