Delightful Reveal #57

A bi-weekly update on all things Flagrant

Joyce Hu
By Joyce Hu
July 01, 2024

“Expel shredsheet” - overheard at Flagrant

What we did:

  • “Valenzia I’m crying this is so incredible”. ✅ Achievement Unlocked: brought client to tears
  • Recorded an episode for the #RemoteRuby Podcast
  • Dug deeply into the internals of searchkick to emerge with a custom solution for advanced searching.
  • Designed new slides for an series A investment pitch deck
  • Presented a new logo to a client and got a great response!
  • Working on rethinking and redesigning a new marketing website for the Improv Effect
  • Began working on t-shirt designs for Madison+ Ruby
  • Found cute pics of me at Madison+ Ruby back in 2013. Very full circle that I’m working on it a decade later.
  • Began working on a dream to start a product hotline where teams can call and leave their not-NDA-violating questions for us to answer on our Flagrant blog
  • Launched the new design for Training Tracker 🎊
  • Registered Flagrant to do business in Vermont
  • Configuring components and a UI kit in Figma for a client, optimizing for accessibility and ease of use
  • Kicked off some very cool product improvements for a new client.
  • Took deep breaths and leaned into change.
  • Added this Schedule a call link to my LinkedIn about 8-weeks back and someone used it today for the first time.

What we’re reading:

What we’re playing:

  • Diablo 4: Level 50 Rogue
  • Connect 4, Uno, and Clue
  • DnD
  • Bohnanza

What we’re watching:

  • Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution
  • 3 body problem
  • Doc Martin (season 7)
  • Remembering Gene Wilder
  • Trixie Motel
  • The Acolyte
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Game Changer
  • Smartypants
  • Black Barbie
  • Thousandaires
  • Talks at Config!
  • True Detective: Night Country
  • The new season of The Bear
  • Better Call Saul S3
  • Sense and Sensibility 
  • The Goldbergs
  • House of Dragon
  • The Boys: Season 4
  • Baby bears follow their mom around in real life.
  • NOSFERATU - Official Teaser Trailer - Only In Theaters December 25

What we’re listening to:

What we’re interested in:

What we’re struggling with:

  • so many boxes everywhere
  • surprise mold in the basement
  • Horrible presidential options
  • The need to add AI TO EVERYTHING…”nevermind the costs”
  • Mysteriously disappearing credentials
  • Split keyboards
  • Sinus infection + double ear infection combo 😀
  • The complexity that is designing a systematic approach of semantic color variables to support dark mode and theming
  • The fog of migraine after effects
  • Destroyed another keyboard by spilling kombucha on it this time (last time it was milk tea)

What we’re buying:

What we’re celebrating:

  • trading in suburban life for a more rural existence
  • A break in the heat
  • My native prickly pear cactus is blossoming and has put out new pups and paddles
  • Blooming pepperomia
  • Family Lobster-fest: annual seafood extravaganza that takes places every year in June
  • The turmeric plants that have come back bigger and better this year and are taking over the front yard
  • Finding a great new boarder for the dogs
  • Courthouse weddings!

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