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Brandon Lyon's README

Brandon Lyon's README

Hi πŸ‘‹ my name is Brandon Lyon. I'm a marketing frontend engineer and UX.

About Me

Hybrid designer-developers are rare. I'm a self-taught developer since before CSS existed. I went to college to become an architect but also studied graphic design. I spend my free time reading professional journals to keep up to date on industry trends.

Myers-Briggs Personality type:

πŸ”—β€œThe Logician” (INTP)

10 Books On My Bookshelf

  1. Are Your Lights On?
  2. Graphic Content: True Stories From Top Creatives
  3. Humans vs Computers
  4. The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
  5. The Architecture of Happiness
  6. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  7. 101 Things I Learned In Architecture School
  8. Tao of Jeet Kun Do
  9. Elements of Persuasion
  10. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels

How I think

Working with me

First off, I'm in the Pacific time zone and I'm not a morning person. That said, I'm happy to be accommodate your schedule. We're all in this together!

Planning

There are only so many hours in a week. If you add something to my sprint, then something else has to be removed. Sprints & milestones are used to make plans. Lead time is usually measured in weeks and months, not hours. I understand that it's important to be flexible and pivot when appropriate but it's also difficult to deliver and stressful when that happens too often.

Communication

I try to limit my project planning to one day per week. That focus helps me accomplish any planned tasks. If you need to contact me urgently then you might want to try Slack. That said, I tend to turn off Slack during the second half of the day. This also helps me focus on completing planned tasks.

Favorite quotes

If a park ranger warns you about the bears, it ain’t cause he’s trying to keep all the bear hugs for himself.

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Conclusion

🀘 Be excellent to each other.

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