After a month of using it

The wait is finally over, the M1 review is here! A month ago, I had turned in my 2017 MacBook Pro 13", and bought a brand new 2020 MacBook Pro 13" with the M1 chip. Many of you have been asking if I like it, if it is worth it, or if it is overall better than the older models with intel. Well, let’s take a quick dive into my thoughts the past month, and what I have been able to come up with so far!

The Machine

Jumping right into it, the M1 blew my 2017 MacBook with intel out of…


These will change your mindset

I have covered in a previous post some tools that are useful for designers and developers. Today, I am going to take a dive into some tips that could be (or could not be) useful for you as a designer, developer, or both!

Let’s take a dive

I think one of the most frustrating things whether you are designing or developing a project is sometimes not seeing progress or something not clicking. This might be something that you have experienced where you end up wanting to start over, giving up, or just moving onto another project. This feeling is not the greatest, you may…


In our last blog post, we went over the fundamentals of creating a plan for your next app. In this post, I am going to cover some basics for when you start building your app. I will share some tips on what programming languages you should understand and the process of building an app!

Getting Started

To get the basics down, we need to decide what platform we want our app to be on. I think the best idea is to go with mobile first and focus on iOS or android. Aside from a native mobile app, you can create a web…


This goes a long way for success!

A question that tends to come up a lot, through my instagram dm’s or in my email, is where to start when building an app. There are so many different ways to go about this, and there is no one right way either. So I have decided to split up this week and next week into a little mock up of starting & building your next app! I will cover a plan for a potential future project, and then dive into sharing how to physically get started.

Draw Up a Plan

This might sound extremely obvious, but in a lot of cases where I…


These could change your life

Time, we are always racing against it even though it never stops. It is seamless, so one wrong move and your schedule might be backed up or you may miss an event. I understand that we are not perfect and that things happen, but it is always best to be prepared for any situation and create a balance in our lives. With this, I am going to dive into some tactics I use to stay on top of my busy schedule, and share some tips I have found are considered best practices for balancing your busy schedule!

How I Balance My Schedule

To start off…


What is stopping you?

Everyone has to start somewhere. You do not decide to start an instagram page one day, and instantly receive 10,000 followers. You do not become a youtuber, and out of no where get 25,000 subscribers. Building an audience on a social platform takes time, hard work, and a little bit of luck at times. Though building an audience can be stressful or difficult at times, it can help go a long way for your business, projects, and overall the ability to have a network back you up.

Where to Start

You might be an artist who wants to start sharing your art with…


A year that had many ups and downs

2020 was a year that will be remembered for a long time. I had a lot of different experiences, opportunities, and growth in those 366 days. The year brought a lot of up and downs, but I am thankful for where it took me. If one year ago you told me that I would that I would be where I am today, I would have thought you were insane. In this short blog post, I am going to recap my year, elaborate on some successes and failures, and share my expectations / goals for the upcoming year.

TimeCrunch & Habite (on the App Store)

Recap

The year started…


I can do it, so can you…

This might have come unexpected to you, but I landed my first Full Stack Engineering position a few weeks ago. I am now a week into my new position, and am amazed with where I am. If you are looking for a position or interested to learn how I landed this position at 20 years old, continue forward. I will go over some of my skills, the interview process, and how the first week went!

My Skills

To start off, I am an iOS & Website developer. I have been working with both for a few years, and they are both apart…


Let’s wrap up one long year together!

It has been one hectic year to say the least. One that has been filled with stress, unknown, and a lot of learning. Starting with me, I have not created a blog post for over a year now, nor have I been too active on my social platforms aside from instagram. However, that does not mean that I have not been putting in work into projects and my brand. Let’s take a look at the year I have had since my last post!

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2019

After wrapping up work on Habite v1.6, I had some time on my hands to work on…


Here is the canvas, what will you create?

You have found a passion, a possible hobby, or want to learn something new and plan to jump into the Designer or Developer world or maybe both! Let’s explore the main tools most Designers/Developers and I use on a daily basis. These are not all the tools out there available but a few that I believe can help you grow, help you create and build projects, and allow you to build a strong foundation for design or programming!

From left to right: Sketch App, Adobe XD, Invision Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio, Atom, Xcode, and Android Studio

Designer Tools

When I started out with programming, I had never thought of designing my projects before jumping in. This was a rather large…

Lz.

iOS and Website Developer

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