Every month, the second point on my goal-list is to write a blog post and send a newsletter. You will be quick to note this never has been done. Client work always gets the priority. But it should not, not always.
Hey, Bonjour, Salü zäme! Long time no see! The summer is always a busy time… away from the screen. And that’s good.
One year as a freelancer
The first year of my odyssey (!!!) as a freelancer is now over. A quick look over the shoulder helps to see where you’ve come from. And can give you hints and indications for the direction you should be heading.
- The business didn’t grow as fast as I planned, but it is heading in the right direction.
- Volunteers work for Museomix and the Swiss Tech Association is time-consuming, but it is defenitively worth it. #Fun #Networking.
- Nothing is easy nor fast, but perseverance and hard work pay off.
A couple of years ago I did a Top 10 of the best website of agencies in Romandie. Here is the new version with the Amsterdammers agencies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m judging only the website and not their actual portfolio. It’s my personal and subjective view. But I was a little be deceived buy the overall quality.
Curious about the Dutch agency landscape? Have a look at the Amsterdam Creative Agency map.
A few rules
- You are using Flash ? Sorry, you’re out.
- Your website is not responsive / adapted to mobile? Not good.
- Don’t complain, it’s my top 10
My favorite! A very simple and minimal website but it goes strait to the point. And they have a great blog which I’d advise you to follow (this post about Interaction Design very interesting). Thank you Michael for the suggestion.
Over the past weeks I’ve been searching a lot of the creative / communication / digital / 360 / PR / Unicorn agencies in Amsterdam, visiting their website, looking at their work. I gathered a few addresses on a map. So I thought I would share them with you. I’ll try also to setup a little Top 10 of the best websites, there are some really nice ones.
and here is the Map
View the map in full size – I know 520px wide is too small. And the “full screen” button on the embed code doesn’t work yet. Map Engine is still in beta version.
And of course I haven’t listed them all, share your tips in the comments please. You can also embed it somewhere else if you want: <iframe src=”http://mapsengine.google.com/map/embed?mid=z5PzciJmnfps.k_UQ0e2LDsXA” width=”640″ height=”480″></iframe>
PS: The new Google Map Engine Lite is pretty awesome. You should try it. I found it much handier to use than the previous google “my maps” crappy stuff.