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Hack To Start
Episode 25

James Seymour-Lock

Traveling the world working & advising for tech startups. Co-founder of @simpleasmilk.

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James Seymour-Lock is the co-founder and front-end designer at Simple As Milk, a user experience agency. He joins us to share how he learned to code, why he likes working with startups, and how he manages it all while travelling.

Episode Overview

James Seymour-Lock is the co-founder and front-end designer at Simple As Milk, a user experience agency. They've worked with awesome companies and startups like: Ghost, Unroll.me, InVision, Crew, Salesforce, and more.

James joins us to share how he learned to code, why he likes working with startups, and how he manages it all while travelling.


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:04
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

3:27
In early 2014 you sold everything and left to travel the world. Why?

4:43
How do you manage travel and work?

8:20
You’re the co-founder of Simple As Milk. What is Simple As Milk and why did you start it?

9:17
What’s the biggest challenge of running a this kind of business? What are the biggest advantages?

10:54
You guys have worked on some pretty awesome projects with companies like Unroll.me, Ghost, Assistly and more. How did do you land these clients? How do you get your first customers?

15:14
You’ve travelled to more than 14 countries. How has travelling impacted your perspective and design?

18:32
With all this travel, you’ve had to pack super light. What are some of the things you’ve chose to take with you? What apps or devices do you use?


What You Learn In This Episode

  • How James got into design and front end development
  • How he helped co-found Simple As Milk and decided to make it a remote working business.
  • How James has traveled to more than 14 countries while still being productive.
  • How the team has landed so many awsome clients.
  • And more!

Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

James on Twitter
James on the Web
Simple As Milk on the Twitter
Simple As Milk on the Web
Design, Make, Change
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps & Books

Macbook Air
iPad
iPhone
vsco
Google Maps

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