Well, over the last couple of months things have progressed steadily and
that vision I alluded to those few weeks back is beginning to be realized.
Unit has undergone some changes in character and makeup; some in full view,
others behind the scenes. And as of today, Unit
Interactive, LLC has officially launched.
The most significant and positive change to Unit has been the addition
of my design and business partner, Angela
Conlon. Angela and I had worked
together for the past 3 years and when I left the agency where we worked,
I sorely missed our collaboration. She is one of my very best friends
and a formidable designer and front–end developer.
We’ve kept this under wraps for a bit, but lucky for me — and for our
clients — Angela soon decided to throw in with Unit’s fledgling design
practice. She and I have long had very similar ideas about craft quality
and for how a design consultancy should be run, so now we’re working to
build the kind of business we’ve always imagined.
If you’ve not seen Angela’s work before, you might care to
personal portfolio. Over the past few years she has done some terrific
designs and redesigns for some of our previous agency’s corporate
clients. She was also instrumental in helping that agency to land
several important clients, including Maggiano’s,
Daisy Brand, Southwest Airlines Pilot’s Association, Preferred Health
Systems, Acute Kids Urgent Care, Jani–King, and more. I am
just plain thrilled) to be working with her again.
As for our new website, it was redesigned and built by Angela and now
reflects our current company makeup far better than the previous, hastily–assembled
site I put together initially.
So now we’ve got a busy little office in Plano, a bevy of terrific clients,
and as much work as our groovy little Unit can handle. I guess I have
to knock on wood, but things really could not be going better and we’re
optimistic about the future of Unit Interactive. The first of our more
significant projects are just now beginning to finish up and will be appearing
in our (currently quite small) portfolio soon.
I have to say that being able to handle all of the client relations directly
and control the quality of all of the work that leaves our office is a
much better way to spend the work week than either of us were previously
accustomed to. This is, by far, the best job I’ve ever had and the most
fun I’ve ever had working. But just as important, I think we’re doing
the best work we’ve ever done.
So I’m just a little excited and a wee bit happy. Can you tell?