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New Site Launch!

Welcome to the new design of AmberWeinberg.com! It’s been well over 5 years since the previous version, so it was definitely due for an upgrade. THE DESIGN I absolutely love typography, and wanted something with BIG type. I’m also constantly battling between minimalism and my love of bright, happy colors. I find this design to be a fantastic compromise between...

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Mental Health in an Online Industry

*forgive me if this article bounces around a bit – I’m writing as I’m thinking and very passionate today!* So I just finished listening to the latest three episodes of Unfinished Business, which mention a lot on mental health. Both Paul Boag and Andrew Clarke have talked frequently about their fights with depression. I’ve always found it interesting that our...

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2013 Nashville Designathon

This past weekend I participated in the 2013 Nashville Designathon. Held for the third year in a row (and my first 24-hour event), I had a blast. The designathon is a 24-hour group of professionals including designers, developers, marketers, videographers, and other experts that get together in order to overhaul a charity organization’s brand presence. This year we focused on the...

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So This Has Been Happening Lately…

Some of you might have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet on the social rounds in the past month or so (or most likely no one noticed, but hey). Lots of things not so great have been going down. I originally was growing tired of Twitter and the bullying and complaining and general not-so-niceness that our industry has flaunted about...

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Procrastiworking by Jessica Hische at New Adventures

New Adventures was a fantastic conference, but my favourite talk of all was Jessica’s – who had come “dressed as the internet” in her crazy leggings with photos of cats all over them…seriously! The subject of her talk was called Procrastiworking – which is a word she coined for the work you do (or feeling like doing) while putting off...

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Resoluting 2013

I’m normally not one to care about New Years, but I decided that I wanted to make some major changes in my life in 2013. While 2012 was a great year in London, there were several things that happened that weren’t so pleasant, and I seemed to fall off the rails a bit in both my personal and professional life....

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Review of the Nokia Lumia 800 with Windows Phone 7

I’ve been a fan girl of Apple’s now since before college. My first ever Apple product was a Powerbook and I was one of the first in line to get the first iPhone. Through the years, I’ve stuck with the iPhone through the release of Android, Blackberries and now, the Windows Phone. Thanks to the lovely people at Microsoft Ubelly...

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The Death of an App

Yesterday I decided to put up my beloved app, Codesnipp.it, for sale. Codesnippit was the very first side project I ever took on and came with the added bonus of being able to do something with my husband (who’s a PHP programmer). However 3ish years later, my poor Codesnipp.it has sat there stagnant and unloved. It’s been through two design...

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Insites: The Book

Reasons To Be Creative & dConstruct 2012

Two awesome conferences. One week. One tired speaker, y’all. Brighton is one of my favourite places to be, so I relished in the opportunity to be able to speak at Reasons to be Creative and attend dContruct all in the same week. Both were wildly different conferences, but both were fantastic! Reasons to be Creative Sunday night was the speaker...

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