I've got a new business name and a new website. Go to www.smilodoncreative.com to learn all about it! 

What to ask your board members

Now that you've got this board, imagine them all arrayed around you in a circle, smiling slightly desperately and leaning forward, like hungry giraffes. What on EARTH are you going to ask of them? I have some ideas: 
  • What are three words you think of when you think of my company? 
  • Describe my work in one sentence or left. 
  • What are my strengths as an artist? 
  • Will you give feedback on my artist/mission statement? 
Why am I, a web designer/artist, prattling on about this? Branding and building websites are both big, vision-driven activities.  You want to be clear on who you are, what you make and why before going too far down this road.  Enlist some allies.  Have an outside eye. 
  • What do you think of this design?  Does it fit my company? 
  • What do you think of our overall plan? 
  • I'm thinking of starting a blog. Whaddaya think? 

Of course, this is a volunteer gig you've enlisted them for, so be sure to show your love at every possible opportunity.  Cook them dinner, offer to babysit, that kind of thing. 

p.s. Have you used Ask a Nerd yet? Let me know what technological/social media/branding questions are burning a hole in your pocket and I'll do my damndest to answer them.