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

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

  • Mig ReyesMig Reyes, 4 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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