2015 Year in Review

Stats

  • Featured in 4 podcasts
  • Wrote 15 articles/blog posts
  • Gave 16 talks at conferences and meet ups
  • Hosted 8 external meet ups at Salesforce
  • Hosted 3 meet ups for The Mixin

Doing My Best Work

  • We launched my dream project, the Lightning Design System and I am ecstatic at how well it was received.
  • I took lead on our UX Evangelism efforts, including maintaining our blogTwitter accountDribbble, event sponsorships, speaking and encouraging others in my organization to speak, among other team brand initiatives.
  • Some teammates and I were filmed in the documentary, Design Disruptors — we weren’t in the trailer, but we should end up in the final cut.

Other Personal Details

  • Sushi & Robots is now an LLC. and I filed a trademark for it. This is the entity I will use to organize meet ups and conferences.
  • I worked on Clarity which will happen in 2016.
  • Moved to Little Hollywood.
  • Dated a nice guy but we broke up.

Following, you can see my year in pictures.

Trips

Seattle with my brother, visiting Natalie & Liz

Dallas/Grapevine, TX with coworkers for Squares

Detroit, Michigan with friends for DEMF

Berlin, Germany and seeing Andy Warhol exhibit

Then to Hamburg, Germany for So Coded

Ace Hotel in Palm Springs with Beth & Stacy

Barcelona for Smashing Conference

Long Beach, California for CSS Dev Conf and staying on the Queen Mary

Austin, Texas with my teammate Brandon for SassConf

Big Canoe, Georgia for Web Whisky Weekend

New York, New York with teammates for UX Awards & Salesforce World Tour NYC, and staying in this gorgeous Airbnb

Atlanta, Georgia for Salesforce World Tour ATL

Shows

New Years Celebration with Beats Antique

The Edwardian Ball

The Book of Mormon

Free Metallica Show for Salesforce Employees

Hall & Oates

Opera Opening Gala with Beth & Stacy

Empire of the Sun

Meeting Garbage in VIP for their 20 Years Queer tour

Seeing Danny Elfman & The SF Symphony play to The Nightmare Before Christmas

Soundbox with Beth

Other Events

Learning to Sear Foie Gras

Sailing with my team

Moving to Little Hollywood

James Bond party at Wingtip with caviar straight from the sturgeon

Anchor Steam’s brewery party

Bastille Day at Wingtip

Skywalker Ranch

Dying my hair blue, green, and purple

Speakeasy charity benefit gala with Beth & Stacy

Speaking at Future of Web Design in my Wednesday Addams Halloween Costume

Buying these awesome headphones

Thanksgiving at Wingtip

Sinatra Holiday Party at Wingtip

2016 Changes

  • I got the news that starting January 1st, I am promoted to Lead Designer, Design Systems.
  • My colleague, Ian, will take lead on the blog so I can focus more on our events and social efforts.
  • Check out my final article at The Pastry Box for other 2016 goals.

Happy New Year!