What’s Next?

Well, the short answer is that we don’t f**king know! We’re trying to figure that out right now. Here’s the thing Clink has been the awesome side project/experiment/hobby for us and we’ve really had a great time doing it. But there was always this feeling that it could be more, that if we only had the time (or someone had the time) to dedicate to it, all these fun ideas could become reality. At this point, Jason and I feel like if it remains this side thing then it’s not really getting the attention it deserves and that’s not cool with us.

So, while we try to figure this stuff out lets keep the party rolling and release some hats. Tomorrow, we tease Nick Garza’s Arrows! It’ll go on sale Friday!

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Where have we been?

We really missed keeping Clink fresh and daily. But things got nuts. The app, finishing up MiLB identities for the 2015 season, the Winter Meetings, and Holiday’s of course all conspired to keep us at bay. Throw into that Jason had his first baby and it’s been a pretty nutty end-of-year. We’ve got more hats on the way. Tomorrow, lets talk about the future of Clink…

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Hiring: Freelance Programmer

Hey Clinkers!

We’re looking for a freelance Database and App Programmer to join us remotely on the Brandiose Studio Team.

You’ll be coding new features to our existing online database system, and programming our UI/UX for iOS, Android & Web.

About you:
1. Quick turnaround: You love a challenge and turn code around as fast as it’s dished up for you.
2. Pixel Perfection: A born designer, you always stay true to the original PSD files.
3. Team Player: You’re easy to work with, go above and beyond when needed, and share our “can-do” spirit.

Your skills:
PHP (Yii)
MySQL
MVC (Model-View-Controller)
CSS
HTML5
iOS
Android

If you’re the talent we’re looking for (or know who is), email Jason¬†for more details.

Adios Summer Clinkterns!

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Jason and I want to give a big adios and gracias to this year’s batch of Summer Clinkterns! We had a great duo this year. Kai, from Connecticut, creator of the “Slumber Jacks”, Yalie, and all around nice guy. Kai is a longtime Clinker and has grown so much as a designer. We’re excited to see what he does with his future. Samm, hailing from Arizona and San Francisco, serial networker and intern-junkie, creator of the “Scrapes”. Samm is an incredible designer and is going to do huge things with his career. The designer part will help that cause, but the real reason he’ll be successful? The guy can network like no one I’ve ever seen. He knows everyone everywhere.

Go get ’em Samm and Kai! You guys were great! It was a pleasure to break tacos with you both.

Virgin Atlantic: Part 1

Casey eluded to it last year, and I’ll claim it. I’m a huge Virgin Atlantic nerd (not to be confused with Virgin America). I love the the brand’s can-do spirit, challenging the status quo, style and rockstar service. And Richard Branson is an inspiration. I’ve crashed four conferences including the MacAfee Conference in Las Vegas and the National Apartment Association Conference here in San Diego, just to hear him speak. You know Star Wars fanatics? I’m that guy, but for Virgin Atlantic. So many of our ideas come from outside the sports world, and I thought I’d do a mini three-part inspiration series on one of the brands that inspires me most.

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Today: Out of the box design. Virgin Atlantic was the first to paint their planes Candy Apple Red. Like red Oregon Ducks paint, but on a plane. Nobody had ever done it, and boy does it sparkle in real life. When we’re traveling and I know the plane will be at a connecting airport. I watch people point out the window when the sun hits the metal. They managed to turn heads (in an airport) by asking “What if?” when it comes to paint.

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It love when a brand not only thinks, “we need an bar on this plane,” but “we need a bar that’s crazier than anything you’ve experienced on land.” I don’t even know where the light ends and the materials begin…

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