Website Changes

At the moment, I have two jobs.  My "day job" focuses on optimizing product teams to be as self-guiding and self-sufficient as possible.  We build customer experiences that help people discover and license photos and videos for any creative project they're working on.  For photos, we're targeting designers, marketers, and other creatives.  On the video side, we're helping producers, editors and others that are usually involved with putting together commercials, documentaries or the like.  The site is called Shutterstock.  Check it out when you get a chance.  

My other "job" is photography.  Actually, it doesn't feel right to call it a job.  It's a passion.  It's my creative outlet.  Its the first thing in my life, outside of family, that I'm focused on making sure that I spend time on and on improving each day, week, month, etc.  The reason I brought up the "day job" is that I learn a lot about user experience, design, marketing, etc. from my day job and once in a while I need to remind myself to apply those learnings to my photography business.  Case in point, my website.

I've made some changes to the site.  Nothing too dramatic but I've added some features that keep me current with things I learn about by being in both the web/internet and photography industry.  First, I've updated the design template.  I tend to like a very clean interface with light, thin typeface and not too much happening on a given page.  I think it helps you focus on the task at hand instead of being too distracted.  Second, I've added some insight to other ways I produce material through a flickr module on the right side of the Journal.

There will be more changes to come so stay tuned.