Posts by Matt Herron

Cup of Robots

How To Automate Your Work

I’ve been relentlessly focused on finding ways to automate the tasks I repeat every week and saving time wherever possible. Here are a few of my favorite tools and tactics that you can use in your own workflow, too.

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Metaphor for the Design Process

A successful project starts with a complete understanding of the design process on both sides. If you’ve ever had trouble explaining your design process to clients, using a metaphor will help you get to a deep understanding quickly, without having to go into too much confusing technical detail.

Question, Learn, Decide, Act. (art gallery photo)

Does Your Startup Need a Website?

If you’ve started a new business venture lately—or even thought about starting one—you may have asked yourself if your venture needs a website to accompany its launch. Here’s your answer.

Photo of a 3D wooden puzzle.

Cross-Training Your Creativity

Like the body, the mind can also grow and develop through training. But while many of us attend to the needs of our body by exercising regularly and eating right, fewer people recognize “the need to train our minds in the same manner.”

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Dev Talk with Chris Kelly

A native of Atlanta, Chris’ role at Highgroove was designed with developers in mind. His job is to keep developers “happy and productive”—a task that, while not small, benefits clients and developers alike.

Eric Meyer at a speaking engagement

Dev Talk with Eric Meyer

Matt is hunting down the coolest devs to talk about life and coding. This dev talk features Eric Meyer, who has been writing about and working on the web for 20 years.

Thomas Reynolds

Dev Talk with Thomas Reynolds

Matt is hunting down the coolest devs to talk about life and coding. This dev talk features Thomas Reynolds, Technical Lead at Instrument, a large digital agency based in Portland, OR.

Dave Rupert

Dev Talk with Dave Rupert

Matt is hunting down the coolest devs to talk about life and coding. The first in a series, this dev talk features Dave Rupert, lead developer at Paravel and co-host of the ATX Web Show podcast.

M.C. Escher is famous for the unique creative application of mathematical concepts in his lithographs and woodcuts.

Creativity on the Job

We talk shop a lot. But we never talk about the work itself, the creative process. Do we know how creativity actually works? Learn what modern research has uncovered and how that can help you do your job.