Happy New Yeaaaaar !! May 2020 bring you the best both in your personal and professional life 🥰
Here are few lines to have a look back on 2019 and talk about 2020. In mid-2019 I had my first official steps as a freelancer. Here are some major achievements that I’d like to sum up, as source of learnings and self motivation for next year!
Blogging’s so cooool
I launched this personal blog with a specific focus on music and tech related topics. 8 articles have driven 500 unique visitors. I had an amazing help from Product fellows and reader friends to improve both writing style, sourcing and argumentation, many thanks to you guys 🙏🏻.
As a short feedback, I confirmed this year that blogging is an amazing source of professional and personal new inputs. An amazing source of learning. It helps structuring your thoughts and your professional positioning. Even if readers don’t show: go for it, write and post. You’ll see what it brings later.
🎯I will write at least 2 times more article next year. In the same editorial style, I will try to dig deep into product, go-to-market and design issues related to music apps, softwares and devices.
I will also increase the pace of small publications to give you relevant and up-to-date piece of information around music-tech news. I will try to cover both major industry actors (Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Pandora, Resident Advisor,…) and minor emergent products or trends (Soundtrap, Kraze, podcasts, Beat2beat,…).
I got involved in the development process of 4 digital products:
- Wookyhome.com: find amazing places to work for your team and enhance well being at work.
- Fest-view.com: contribute to the greatest music encyclopedia and get rewarded with music products.
- Kraze.fr: find the electronic music party that suits you the best in your city.
- Appaloosa.io: deploy your mobile apps onto your employees device in a BYOD strategy.
My help on these projects had different angles. For some, the priority is to shape the vision and the business model. For some, the priority is to think a smart and cost-efficient go-to-market. For others, what I helped enhance the user understanding, the experience or the interface. And finally, some teams had me working on the agile delivery process itself.
🎯I hope that all these products will reach their business and experience targets in 2020.
My goal is to continue working on 3 to 5 running projects, focusing on industries that I love.
I designed 3 logos for 3 beautiful environmental projects: Speaker4Earth, Coach4Earth, Business4Earth. They allow professionals to plant trees each time the work for their client. Collaboration was perfect, and projects are now starting really great.
🎯Plan for 2020 is to work a little more on design missions.
I would love to help other starting or growing business in the music or environment industry to communicate with efficient and modern materials.
Finally, 2019 has been, for me, the discovery of the remote working world. I’ve spent 5 months working remotely from Germany 🇩🇪 (Hamburg 🥰), 1 month in France 🇫🇷 (Paris and Biarritz), a few weeks in Brazil 🇧🇷(Rio, Sao Paulo and Ilha Grande).
🎯I did it both as freelancer and fulltime team member. In 2020 I have 2 goals regarding this matter:
- Spread the word and the best practices/tips around me. If you or your team want a feedback around that, knock here 😉
- Continue working from the places that I love around the world 🌎