Offscreen Magazine Issue 7 is available now on loremnotipsum.com and boasts a refreshed design and even more inspiring stories. Our interviewees this time are Australian all-round talent, Cameron Adams; founder of t-shirt community Threadless, Jake Nickell. Video game fan and 3D-printed doll creator, Alice Taylor; one of the lead creatives behind Obama’s presidential campaign, Scott Thomas; Tokyo and Switzerland-based information architect, Oliver Reichenstein; and Gowalla creator and former Facebook designer, Josh Williams.
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.
- Jake Nickell. Founder of Threadless — on shipping millions of t-shirts, ranking number one for ‘bunions’, and shooting Zombie movies at the office.
- Alice Taylor. Co-founder of MakieLab — on being part of the national Quake team, printing non-creepy dolls, and the challenges of running a tech company as a mother.
- Scott Thomas. Co-founder of The Noun Project — on his childhood obsession with floor plans, designing Obama, and what a 500-year-old letterpress can teach us about design today.
- Oliver Reichenstein. Co-founder of iA — on growing up amongst rats, rants and cigarettes, his forays into philosophy, and the clash of Japanese and startup culture.
- Josh Williams. Co-founder of Gowalla/Last Guide — on being a teenage CEO of his parents’ business, and launching the first (well, maybe second) location-based social network.
Contributors: Offscreen Magazine – Issue 7
- Thoughts — Food for thought by Michael Honey and Louisa Heinrich
- A Day In The Life Of — From the diaries of pixel artists and code wranglers: Cem Hurturk, Jaime Derringer, Miika Puputti, Tracy Chou
- Mistakes Made — Nobody is perfect: Nadine Roßa, Nathan Garvie, Tracey Foulkes, Kevin Huynh
- Workspace — A look behind the scenes of the workspaces of digital creators: Asana, iProspect, The Giant Pixel Corporation, Evernote, Fueled Creative, YouSendIt
- Feature — Kevin Russ travels the US armed with an iPhone and an eye for great sceneries.
- User Experience — San Francisco-based Lyft runs an Airbnb-style car service: Crystal Wiggins, Elliot Franks, Peter Chung, Tricia Huerta
- Reflections — Christopher Murphy shares his most personal thoughts about his struggle to keep up.
- and much more