December is not the most charming month to be in London; nevertheless, the projects I worked on were so exciting I didn’t have time to bother about the weather. During the weekends I was in pubs testing StaRating, drinking draft-beer and chatting to guys about football.
I spent the evenings skyping with 23 incredible women to ask them about the early days of their now successful careers for This Year Will Be Different.
I also delivered a brand audit for one of Badger & Winters global clients. I’d love to do more of that sort of work in the future.
Then, just in time for Christmas, I moved back to Vienna where I finalised the copy for This Year Will Be Different.
I really enjoyed being the driving force behind my own project and assembling and managing a remote team. It’s not a surprise that the month was filled with inspiring meetings; some online, some offline.
I finally met Alejandro Masferrer from the Pop-Up Agency whose path I’ve been following for a couple of years on Twitter; I met Matt Trinetti, one of the great people behind Escape The City, who I ran into at the London chapter of Creative Mornings. Before CM, I’d only known him from his incredibly inspiring TEDxTalk. It was great to chat in person.
Virtually, I got to know Diana Joiner, who’s going to be the editor of This Year Will Be Different and Ewelina Dymek, who I found on Behance and who started illustrating the book literally five minutes after we agreed on the deal in order to meet the tight deadline.
I cannot wait to see what January will bring.