Cullen Whitmore

My passion is to architect and develop custom solutions and processes that empower our clients to gro...  
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Cofounder

  • Matchbox Design Group
  • Jul 2006 - Present

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Process & Project Management

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2021

Nov 04, 2021
Nov 04, 2021
Developed an email signature
It may not seem like much but developing an email signature that supports both light mode and dark mode is tough. I have definitely become too comfortable with flex and scss because my table skills were a bit rusty. 

Sidebar: why is developing email templates still so archaic?
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Migrated database
We're days away from launching our new site so it's time to do some final migration tests.
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Grew the team
We’re so excited to have Brenna Hansen join the Matchbox team as our newest design lead. We’ve worked with Brenna in a contract capacity over the last year and can’t wait to share her latest work. 
Cofounder, Matchbox Design Group
Oct 31, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
Updated my computer
I updated my production machine to macOS Monteray.  I couldn't help it... I like shiny things.

As expected, there always seems to be something quirky that happens to at least one of my dev environments after updating. When I tried to pull from git, it told me git was missing. 😱

A quick google away I found a Stack Overflow post and I discovered that at least 2821 other people had the same issue. Apparently, because of the new permissions, you have to reinstall the Xcode Command Line Tools so that it picks up the new permissions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

To fix this run the following in Terminal.app.

xcode-select --install
xcode-select --reset
Once complete, restart your machine and you should be good to go.
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility
We're excited to announce that Matchbox has partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to improve our accessibility testing and remediation services. The eA team will partner with our clients to conduct manual testing of their websites or applications and assist in the event of a demand letter.

In addition to the manual testing, their platform improves our automated testing capabilities allowing us to provide more thorough remediation of accessibility issues.
Cofounder, Matchbox Design Group
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Finished reading a book
Recommended a book
Detailed a system
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I just finished reading "Work the System" by Sam Carpenter. I first heard about Sam's book on the BiggerPockets podcast (episode 510) where they interviewed him and his business partner about "working the system" and how they apply the practice to both their business and personal lives. 

As I'm a sucker for process, I immediately downloaded the book and dove in. I'm now constantly identifying things that need a system and have started quite the list of processes to define. 

One of my key takeaways was the need for these processes and systems to be documented so that the business doesn't need the owners to be an integral part of the day-to-day operations. Internally we've referred to this as our tribal knowledge and the need to get it out of our heads. 

I highly recommend checking out "Work the System" and putting it into practice.
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