Tim Swan

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Finding a coworking space in Sydney

I recently joined the Crew team as a designer. Crew are based in Canada, I live in Sydney, so not only was I starting a new job but I’d be starting my first foray into being a remote employee. A different experience for me after becoming accustomed to a huge space in the heart of Sydney for the past couple of years… As I looked into it though, my initial thoughts on what a coworking space is didn’t quite match up with a lot of places I found; especially for my situation; being an employee of a company working remote, not a freelancer looking for a network…

Tips and tricks for Campaign Monitor's email builder

I’ve been using our email builder from it’s release in 2013. While significant improvements in flexibility and functionality have been made by the team and might be instantly obvious, there are some ways to further leverage the builder to make it even more of a powerful tool for anyone hoping to make a beautiful email using Campaign Monitor.

How to give feedback

Most of the time, feedback is explicitly asked for. It’s an important tool for any designer and we value it. There can, however, be times when nobody has asked for your feedback yet you have knowledge or opinions on a particular project and would like to offer up your insights.

Culture isn’t gifted, it’s built

No doubt you have a set of company values that are recited on a regular basis by the leadership team. These values are not just tweets, status updates, or t-shirt slogans. They are all-encompassing attitudes, customs and beliefs of your group. Your team. Your company. Most importantly, you.

Intentional Collaboration

Being a designer at Campaign Monitor means there is never a shortage of work coming my way. I find it can be very easy to put my headphones on and sit in a quiet corner of the office in an effort to get as much work done as I can… the problem is that it’s just too easy to disconnect from the team.