Amy Gives James a Design Consult

Amy Gives James a Design Consult

In this episode, Amy and James have a discovery call to discuss James's current website and branding. They talk about his current branding, the long-term direction James wants to take his website. If you're curious about what an actual client discovery call sounds like or you're considering rebranding, this episode is for you!

  • James Q Quick
  • Amy Dutton

All Things Automated

July 13, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy talk about all the things they've automated. James in particular has several workflows within AirTable for generating stream graphics, sending out tweets, and generating his email newsletter.


Live Streaming for Beginners

July 6, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss Live Streaming: why do it? how do build a following? planning? editing? engagement techniques? best time to stream? and tooling?


Building the Perfect Desk Setup

June 22, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about their desk setups and all the gear they use to write code and create audio and video content.


The Future of Code with No Code

June 15, 2021

Amy and James talk about various No Code options, how they use it in their work, and how it might affect the future of development.


Design Fundamentals (Part 2)

June 1, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 more design principles: alignment, emphasis, proportion, white space, and movement, and how they can be applied to real-life projects.


Design Fundamentals (Part 1)

May 25, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 design principles: unity, contrast, balance, rhythm, and visual hierarchy and how they can be applied to an actual project, including their own.


The Tech Behind SelfTeach.me

May 18, 2021

Amy talks about tech stack (Next.js, Sanity, and Tailwind) and some of the decisions she made while building selfteach.me. James and Amy also discuss form management for static sites and some marketing tactics.


The Tech Behind jamesqquick.com

May 11, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy discuss the tech behind jamesqquick.com. This site was built on top of Gatsby and Sanity. They discuss the decisions James made along the way and the things he might do differently.


Freelancing (Part 2)

May 4, 2021

Amy and James finish their discussion on freelancing in part 2. This episode covers journey maps, project discovery, vetting clients, submitting estimates and contracts, project management, finances, and business insurance.


Freelancing (Part 1)

April 27, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about freelancing -- finding the right clients, thoughts on Fivrr and Upwork, planning projects, scope creep, road mapping, time tracking, talking about budgets, charging, and late changes to a project.


How Do you Start a New Design Project?

April 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about the best methods and tools for starting a brand new design project. Topics include asking the right questions, doing visual research, creating mood boards and wireframes, and getting all the pieces in place.


Starting a New Development Project

April 13, 2021

James and Amy discuss different categories of sites and the best tools and tech stacks to use. Categories include: brochure and marketing sites, eCommerce, Applications, and Membership sites.


The Tech Behind Compressed.fm

April 13, 2021

Amy and James walk through the tech behind Compressed.fm and some of the unique challenges they faced when building the site.


Amy Dutton's Origin Story

April 13, 2021

Amy Dutton shares how she got started in tech by building the original Giphy over 20 years ago. She talks about how she navigated some of her career decisions, ultimately landing a full-time job after seven years of doing freelance full-time.


James Q Quick's Origin Story

April 13, 2021

James Q Quick shares how he got his start in tech and how a couple of job interview rejections turned into a bigger opportunity and ultimately a career path as an evangelist, speaker, and teacher.


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