Together Apart

A taxi driver once told me, time doesn’t fly, time is speeding. This pandemic truly makes me understand the essence of the phrase. Little did we know that a virus so small could bring our studio to a standstill and shut everything down in just a few months.

In case you are wondering, yes, we’ve stopped operating because there was just not enough work to sustain the team. However, this saying holds true “One door closes opens up another one with opportunities”.

We’ve moved on, we’ve started exploring the “emergent strategy” thats presenting in our paths now. Giang is retiring early at Danang, Kate is pursuing her dreams and being tai tai, Yvonne getting into a new role in Enterprise Product Design, Angeline working hard to help the Catholic church with Mass resumptions and I myself, joined a global consultancy firm which I never thought I would actually work for somebody.

Despite all that separation, what’s gratifying is that while we are no longer together physically, we are together at hearts. As we are all individually working on our own endeavours, we came together last week to share our learnings over the different work that we’re doing, rekindling those days we spend our Fridays doing team meetings and sync ups rituals.

It actually felt like we were “escaping” back to the past and parting was bitter sweet. While we didn’t became monetary rich in this journey, I am rich with learnings and extremely happy for the team to embark on a new journey to make meaningful impact.

Take care!

Setting up Multi-language on Webflow using Weglot

With the popularity of low-code and no-code movement, Webflow has become one of the most popular website builders among designers who want to build responsive websites but not wanting to deal with the nitty-gritty in CSS. It’s also a popular choice for entrepreneurs who wants to create a website fast to test its product offering without having to pay tons of money to build a website.

We recently built one our client’s website entirely on Webflow and because the product aims at users across multiple geographical regions, we needed a multi-language solution. Webflow by itself doesn’t come with a multi-language feature so we had to explore various options to achieve it.

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Looking for Noise Cancelling Headphones with Microphone? Why not make any microphone noise cancelling?

With everyone #WFH during this COVID-19 period, the number of online meetings we attend every day is ridiculous. Zoom calls, MS Teams call, Google Meet calls, you name it.

I’ve been eyeing the Logitech Zone Wireless Headset and Jabra Evolve 75 ever since I’d to WFH for their superior microphone noise cancellation capabilities but I just couldn’t bear to shell out more than half of the $600 that the Singapore Government gave to Singaporeans to tide us over this period.

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Rapid design ideation with Balsamiq Wireframes

We’ve been a huge fan of Balsamiq Wireframes and have used it in tons of scenarios from explaining ideas to clients during meetings to low fidelity ideations to quickly visualise what’s on our minds.

You might be wondering, Balsa.. what?!

Yes, you’ve heard it right. Balsamiq Wireframes.

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