Custom Lettering by Olga Vasik

This week, the coworking office that we own and operate, Greenpoint Coworking, got letterered. Pretty beautiful stuff by the lovely Olga Vasik. See the finished product and then how it all went down below.

By: Sara Bacon
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Interview with Tiffany, Part 4: Advice to Companies...

And for the last piece in our Interview with Tiffany series, we pick her brain for some insider advice on what to do and what to avoid in your hunt for a Web Designer.  She also gives us a little insight into her own loves and hates about the job…. Me: What advice would you give someone who is trying to find the right web design firm? Tiffany: Again, in no particular order: PROCESS Look for a firm with a process.  There are a million approaches, and we could debate the merits of one over another for days, but I’d get really hungry and then angry and hard to talk to after a couple of hours.  In the end, what that process entails matters only, insomuch, as it is compatible with you, …

By: Mary Barbour
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Interview with Tiffany, Part 3: The Road to...

Today we shift focus a little bit and ask Tiffany about pitfalls she’s seen clients run into when seeking out a web developer. She talks about how to avoid “The Road to Hell” and then disses on RFP’s! Read on… Mary: What are the biggest mistakes that clients can run into when seeking out a web developer? Tiffany: In no particular order, SELF PRESCRIPTION In my opinion, this is the most dangerous kind of mistake, and one that most people wouldn’t think of making with other professionals. For example, you wouldn’t walk into your doctor’s office and ask how much it will cost to have your leg amputated because you’ve sprained your ankle. Yet, I see this kind of self-prescription in the web-development profession on a fairly regular basis.  My advice to …

By: Mary Barbour
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Interview with Tiffany, Part 2: Yes. (As opposed...

Today we find out which designers our Lead Developer, Tiffany, admires and what is so special about them.  She also accomplishes the daunting task of describing her philosophy on web design with ONE single word.  (Fellow designers, what would YOUR motto be?)   Mary: Which other designers do you really admire?  What types of things draw you to their work?   Tiffany:  Here are just a few, big guys and small guys. Just about everything Happy Cog puts out is beautiful. Mark Boulton Design is building web things for CERN. (Yes, that CERN. ) If I knew nothing else about them, that would be enough to make this list. Noah Stokes is one clever dude. I saw Dan Mall speak once and have enjoyed checking in on his work from time to …

By: Mary Barbour
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Font Allergies

Technically these are typeface allergies.  Why?  Because fonts and typefaces are not the same thing.  Typeface refers to the design of the character, whereas font indicates the particular combination of typeface, size, and effect.  So Times New Roman is a typeface, but 12 pt. Times New Roman is a font. But basically they’re used interchangeably nowadays. The point is, whether you call it a typeface or a font, Comic Sans is nauseating.  

By: lucia martinez
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Meet Lucia

Hello! My name is Lucia Martinez, and you’ll be seeing a lot of me around the site in the future. I’ll be serving as Head of New Business and directing social media and communications for Command C, writing about everything from brainstorming basics to the differences between UI and UX on the blog and in the monthly newsletter. For the past six years, I’ve worked as a technical writer in the IT division of a major financial firm, learning the ins and outs of risk analysis, policy writing, and technical documentation.  Prior to that I worked as a copywriter and editorial assistant at a couple different magazines, composing advertising and editorial copy for print and digital publications. I’m super excited to be joining the Command C team and reading your thoughts and feedback on …

By: lucia martinez
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Because sometimes all you need to do is...

I’m tired. We built ourselves a new website and opened a new business. When I’m tired, I like to make mixtapes of music we’ve been listening to in the office. I like to share them with you. You can download the whole thing at the end of the post. xoxo, Sara Mornin’ – Star Slinger Silver Screen – Beat Connection Morning – Ghostpoet Ft. Micachu Helena Beat – Foster the People Don’t Move – Phantogram Meantime - Givers The Bay – Metronomy Keep You – Class Actress Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Ft Christina Aguilera (Because.) (Comprised of the top three artists/albums that have been on repeat around here.) Truth – Alexander Vagabond – Beirut How Come You Never Go There - Feist A Million Years – Alexander Santa Fe – Beirut The Bad In …

By: Sara Bacon
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Calling All Badass Business Ladies

Our homies over at Alex & Eli are at it again, check this awesomeness: Consider yourself a weekend warrior fashionista but get totally befuddled as to how to transform your fashion forward look from brunch to boardroom? Anna Zeman and Aja Singer, the NY based design duo behind the downtown label Alex & Eli are here to help. They are now offering personal style consultations and wardrobe assessments for the businesswoman that wants to define her personal style both in the office and out. Having designed suiting separates that have been seen on the ladies of Gossip Girl, and worn by Kim Kardashian, your personal designer stylists boast seriously comprehensive resumes with backgrounds including Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen, Chado Ralph Rucci ad Rodarte. No longer go from after hours chic to office …

By: Commandc
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GPCW Press: The New York Observer

Read the full article here. Spiffy New Coworking Spot Opens in Greenpoint, Comes With Adorable Dog By Adrianne Jeffries January 6, 2011 | 11:53 a.m. For the past six years, Sara Bacon had been working for herself, running her design firm COMMAND C. But working solo made her realize she missed other people. And she’s not alone in hating to work alone. According to new data from Deskwanted.com, the number of coworking spaces in the U.S. doubled in 2010 to about 650 locations. Worldwide nearly one coworking space opened per day. “I love what I do, but I really miss the collaborative environment one gets while in school or while working at a firm. So a central point of the space is to build community among talented and creative people, while getting …

By: Commandc
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Welcome to the World, Baby GPCW (COMMAND C...

Alright guys, here she is. Wow. This has been a craze–amazing month. Never in a million years did I anticipate this happening. But, I am so so so so so grateful and excited about it! GPCW was born out of a need to get COMMAND C out of my home and into a professional space, both for the business itself and also for my own professional development and, well, sanity. For years, I’ve struggled with the nature of working for oneself and the isolation that comes along with it–I’ve loved working for myself, but have deeply missed the connections one finds in a studio or educational environment. So when the most perfect space presented itself in my life just a month ago, I jumped on it and hit the ground running. That’s …

By: Commandc
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What Makes Something Worthwhile

Hiroshi Sugimoto Worthwhile: Sufficiently valuable or important to be worth one’s time, effort or interest. What makes something worthwhile? This question has been tumbling around my mouth like hard candy for the past six months. Tonguing it over from left to right cheek, slowly digesting its layers as the core of this bitter/sweet question reveals itself. What makes something worthwhile? It is no secret that death is the great equalizer. But knowledge and death have nothing in common. When it hits in such an incomprehensible, unfair, devastating way as it has hit my community recently, the answers to my question about living become strikingly evident. In the face of death, most things in life become completely absurd. Money looses its currency, quarrels vanish into thin air, and anyone who is affected by …

By: Commandc
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