034 – Geoff Teehan

Geoff Teehan and the value of sharing.

geoff teehan

In this interview, Geoff Teehan talks to us about the importance of sharing what we know on the open web. He talks about the opportunity he had to work on a dream project with Ev WilliamsMedium.com. We chat about the struggles of client work, scope creep, and lingering projects. Geoff tells us how the Teehan + Lax team avoids those issues while producing high quality, beautiful and efficient design work.

 

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  • http://tristadedmon.com Trista Dedmon

    It’s always inspiring listening to how people in our field have “created their own jobs”. For a solo freelance web designer and developer just starting out, these interviews are so valuable to me because I’m not in an office with experienced employers to learn from on a regular basis or ask questions. Thank you for providing real quality content so we can learn through hearing successful individuals’ experiences!

  • richardegil

    Always good to hear from the Teehan & Lax guys.

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  • http://ajrobertson.me AJ Robertson

    Great person to have on the show!

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    I’d love to test it on my next project

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  • Kurt Texter

    Fantastic interview, thank you for sharing!

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  • http://ryanglaze.co/ Ryan Glaze

    This is looking promising :), can’t wait to try it out!

  • http://xyzay.tumblr.com Zaydek Michels-Gualtieri

    Thank you!!

  • http://coenhallie.com coen h

    I develop websites(for clients and for myself) with WordPress. I do love WordPress, but the CSS can become ugly and plain bad. If Macaw can combine a workflow like Photoshop or Pixelmator, and with a clean CSS, that would be awesome!

  • Vaidas Barauskas

    What was the metohodology they use when working on strategy with a client?

  • gteehan

    Thanks for the comments.

    @vaidasbarauskas:disqus We use a framework called Jobs To Be Done (popularized by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen) to help frame up whatever it is we’ll be making. It’s the best framework we’ve used to date. Takes a good deal of practice and skill to get the at the right insights. It relies heavily on finding the right people to talk to, and conducting the interview in the correct way. Once mastered, it’s priceless. Our team sees night and day differences in how we frame up problems and solutions since we adopted it. Google is your friend here, if you want to know more.

    Geoff

  • Shayco

    Looks cool