I'm a writer using language and interaction to engage people in new and interesting ways. Previously, I was a partner at HAWRAF, an interactive design & technology studio in New York. Prior to HAWRAF, I worked humanizing AI and evolving the Google logo. I've given voices to Fortune 500 companies & chatbots alike and write on design.
Chatbot language dynamics.
Introducing HAWRAF to new clients.
Drink more water.
I can paint both my left and right nails with their opposing hands.
How to automate their inbox.
Carly’s CreativeMornings activity
If you really want to start a business or grow a project or fail less, it's important to recognize how valuable your time is.
I've failed a lot in my life. I've failed with haircuts, I've failed with businesses.
Growing up, I would always see my parents come home from their 9 to 5 jobs and it was never 9 to 5.. The lack of being around my parents really inspired me to be an entrepreneur, to work around my friends and family and make more time for the things that make me happy.
Brett Cook Transformative Worlds of Color
There was no graffiti, there was no hip-hop culture, but I knew I could draw, so I started doing stuff on walls.
How does our identity effect our sense of self in the world?
Color is something that effects in so many ways all the time, every day.
Ben Pieratt Failure is a Matter of Perspective
For young girls [children’s media] 80% of the time a career is presented to them, the career is "princess." It’s not really a great aspiration. You can’t go to "princess school" and it doesn’t seem like many real princesses are happy. I don't really want that for my daughter.
All I did was go into work every day and be friendly towards people.
I wasn't always a type nerd.
It's a tremendous gift to be able to do what you love for a living.
I am not wise, but the smartest thing I have done—maybe the smartest thing any of us can do—is listen.
We are a museum without a building, we're a museum without a collection, but we're a museum with a hell of a lot of high hopes and goals.
Minimize the amount of bureaucratic crap between you and your audience.
Deana Haggag Minimal at The Contemporary
There's a rule for those of us who hunt for critters. That rule is: hairy is cool and rare. Anything you see that is hairy is going to excite a diver.
When I first took the camera under water, I derailed my life.
Thomas Gnahm Let There Be Light
Charles van Sandwyk Christmas in July