AMA: I’m Mig Reyes, a designer at Basecamp.

over 3 years ago from Mig Reyes, Exploring art, technology and design at Basecamp.

  • Marcus LeeMarcus Lee, over 3 years ago

    Hi Mig,

    I was really inspired by your Creative Morning's presentation about breaking things. So much so, that I have started hacking my personal blog to achieve something other than a standard blog template.

    My problem comes at work. It's not a feature of most companies to reward people for "breaking things" like it is at Basecamp. As a low-level employee of a big agency, how do you think that I can bring the "break things" mentality to my day-to-day and inspire other people to do the same?

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    • Mig ReyesMig Reyes, over 3 years ago

      Marcus,

      Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the talk. You don’t need permission from anyone to break, hack, explore, and play on your personal projects.

      Keep this in mind, because a lot of the skills, techniques and ideas I’ve learned in my career have come from personal projects. Best yet? I was hired at Threadless and 37signals because of the passion and dedication I put into so much of the personal projects—all while still doing a good job at my day-to-day.

      People recognize effort and craft. If your currently employer doesn’t, it’s their loss. Because someday soon, someone else will.

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