personal development

Lessons Learned from My Failed Startup

While there’s plenty of stories that go around about successes in a startup world, stories on failure are much harder to come by. This is understandable, as the good news is easier to share than to admit that we have failed. This is a story of “hINF”, short for “Health...

I ♥ Animation

There is something magical about animating and making things move. When an object changes in time it feels like it’s almost alive. We don’t often notice, but animations are everywhere, from children's cartoons to our favourite computer software and mobile app. Animation can be fun, expressive way to tell a...

How to lead remotely

The whole world has suddenly come to a point where working remotely must become a standard way of doing business. This means a lot of you have been dropped to an unknown territory and have to navigate as a remote professional or a leader of a remote team. While I...

How did I burn out and almost lost my mind

On the brink of insanity. No connection with people, extreme anxiety and panic attacks, vertigo, desperation, low self esteem and depression. That is how I felt when I went through burnout two years ago. I was in a deep hole. Until an unconventional illegal drug experience helped me turn my...

Working remotely and how to make it work

The president of my country tweeted about remote work today and as an off-site freelance iOS developer, that made me think of how does it work for me. The tweet was as follows: Work is not somewhere you go, it’s something you do. — Kersti Kaljulaid Though I do it for a...

Freelance work is not personal

Creative professionals who do commercial work are not doing art. They might be artists in real life, but when they are doing a gig they are pleasing a client. While art might consider the aestethic sense of the society, it still is mostly personal. Client work is not. I’m one...