Delightful Reveal #25

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
July 03, 2023

“Gushers are just American mochi.”

What we did

  • Converting Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4 in advance of a July 1 deadline. 😅
  • Kicked off a strategic branding initiative with some urgent short-term priorities and long-term implications for our client’s ecosystem of brands.
  • Made some early design concepts and work on a new logo system for a client that has a suite of related products.
  • Started up a marketing website design again to get campaign staff to purchase software.
  • Pitched an internal experiment to create a coffee brand to raise funds for a cause TBA later.
  • Drafted a summative (end-to-end) usability test plan to evaluate a majority of our system’s capabilities with representative users.
  • Collated tangential findings from prior research for further review.
  • Mentally prepared for starting to teach next week.
  • Onboarding a new designer on our team! Welcome Valenzia!
  • Onboarded a new designer and developer onto an existing project.
  • Visited a potential client on-site and got to learn first-hand about their pain points with their current tech workflow.
  • Started working on the Flagrant design portfolio pages and subpages.
  • Enhanced existing employee ‘Shift’ feature allowing shift supervisors to receive notifications when shifts complete inspections.
  • Wrapped up a 16-month client engagement.

What we’re reading:

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

  • Pikmin 4
  • Oscilloscopes 
  • Toxicology and poison, or: the long human history of putting questionable things in our mouths to see whether we feel a little dead afterward
  • Indiana Jones: Dial of Destiny
  • [Dune: Part Two Official Trailer 2](
  • Playing the password game

What we’re struggling with:

  • Strep Throat
  • The Google sign-in schedule meaning I get signed out in the middle of editing this doc every week
  • Zoom not allowing me to click links
  • Heat and humidity
  • 120°F heat index, and 95°F heat at 9pm #swamplife
  • Air Quality
  • The Supreme Court

What we’re buying:

  • Book: Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything
  • Book: Principles of Logo Design: A Practical Guide to Creating Effective Signs, Symbols, and Icons
  • Book: Airport Wayfinding by Heike Nehl
  • Depression glass (and lead test kits)
  • Book: Naming Things
  • A flight to Costa Rica! A hotel room in Vienna! TRAVEL THINGS
  • A nicer ceiling light from IKEA

What we’re celebrating:

  • No more mosquitoes indoors
  • No more raccoon poop on the porch
  • Wrapping up my first week of work 
  • Finishing a corgi puzzle that had lots of corgi butts 

If you’re looking for a team to help you discover the right thing to build and help you build it, get in touch.