Offscreen Magazine – Issue 13

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Offscreen Magazine Issue 13 is out now! In Offscreen Issue No13 we speak with Kickstarter’s co-founder and CEO, Yancey Strickler, about a business approach that’s guided by purpose and idealism.

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Offscreen Magazine Issue 13 brings you fantastic stories. Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani looks back on her motivation for starting one of the web’s most successful blogs; digital strategist Sarah Bray presents a more human-centred approach for how to conduct business (and life) online; and Kill Screen founder and videogame aficionado Jamin Warren explores the relationship between computer games, the arts, psychology, and society.

Interviewees

  • Yancey Strickler. Co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter — on the importance of being deterministic, his defiance to become the ‘Walmart of crowdfunding’, and his all-time favourite Kickstarter project.
  • Gina Trapani. Founder Lifehacker/Co-founder ThinkUp — on what it’s like to build one of the web’s most successful blogs, how 9/11 influenced her career, and her attempt to make social media more meaningful.
  • Sarah Bray. Digital Strategist, Author — on what it means to treat people like people on the internet, the power of tiny communities, and why we need more honesty in our marketing tactics.
  • Jamin Warren. Founder of Kill Screen — on why videogames deserve more cultural recognition, the strange power of ‘magic circles’, and what jazz, comics, hip-hop, and games have in common.

Contributors

  • Thoughts — Food for thought by Anne Sage and Sharon Steed
  • May I Ask — Bruce Schneier answers our questions about security, online identity and privacy.
  • Reality-Driven Design — UI designer Francesco Kirchhoff travels to Ebola-stricken Liberia and discovers a different (design) reality.
  • Designer Mantras — Scottish product designer Robbie Manson shares his guiding principles.
  • Rules of Business — Guiding principles for doing business, by Ciarán O’Leary.
  • Gear Guide — Accessories for the modern web worker, by Jessica Tong.
  • Workspace — Yelp, TripAdvisor, Pixelmator, Heroku
  • and much more

Offscreen Magazine gives you an in-depth look at the life and work of people that create websites and apps. Offscreen Magazine wants to tell the less obvious human stories of creativity, passion and hard work that hide behind every interface. Each issue is built around six lengthy interviews with creative minds of successful websites, apps and other digital products. Offscreen talks to aspiring freelancers and renowned designers and developers, and ask them about their professional and private lives, what inspires and motivates them, and what goes on behind the scenes of some of the Web’s biggest names. Offscreen explores how web folks collaborate, what their workspaces look like or what you may find on their desks.

Offscreen Magazine Issue 13 brings you fantastic stories. Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani looks back on her motivation for starting one of the web’s most successful blogs; digital strategist Sarah Bray presents a more human-centred approach for how to conduct business (and life) online; and Kill Screen founder and videogame aficionado Jamin Warren explores the relationship between computer games, the arts, psychology, and society.

Interviewees

  • Yancey Strickler. Co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter — on the importance of being deterministic, his defiance to become the ‘Walmart of crowdfunding’, and his all-time favourite Kickstarter project.
  • Gina Trapani. Founder Lifehacker/Co-founder ThinkUp — on what it’s like to build one of the web’s most successful blogs, how 9/11 influenced her career, and her attempt to make social media more meaningful.
  • Sarah Bray. Digital Strategist, Author — on what it means to treat people like people on the internet, the power of tiny communities, and why we need more honesty in our marketing tactics.
  • Jamin Warren. Founder of Kill Screen — on why videogames deserve more cultural recognition, the strange power of ‘magic circles’, and what jazz, comics, hip-hop, and games have in common.

Contributors

  • Thoughts — Food for thought by Anne Sage and Sharon Steed
  • May I Ask — Bruce Schneier answers our questions about security, online identity and privacy.
  • Reality-Driven Design — UI designer Francesco Kirchhoff travels to Ebola-stricken Liberia and discovers a different (design) reality.
  • Designer Mantras — Scottish product designer Robbie Manson shares his guiding principles.
  • Rules of Business — Guiding principles for doing business, by Ciarán O’Leary.
  • Gear Guide — Accessories for the modern web worker, by Jessica Tong.
  • Workspace — Yelp, TripAdvisor, Pixelmator, Heroku
  • and much more

Offscreen Magazine gives you an in-depth look at the life and work of people that create websites and apps. Offscreen Magazine wants to tell the less obvious human stories of creativity, passion and hard work that hide behind every interface. Each issue is built around six lengthy interviews with creative minds of successful websites, apps and other digital products. Offscreen talks to aspiring freelancers and renowned designers and developers, and ask them about their professional and private lives, what inspires and motivates them, and what goes on behind the scenes of some of the Web’s biggest names. Offscreen explores how web folks collaborate, what their workspaces look like or what you may find on their desks.

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