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LIVE TRACKER

On a mission towards HYPER-TRANSPARENCY this is a time tracker and daily log of the PRESENT process.
July 28, 2020
Friends, we are on holidays until Mid-August! We needed a break. We'll be back with fresh ideas for you soon :)
July 22, 2020
Worked on the interview with Sibusiso Vilane, made some technical improvements on the website. In the afternoon I finally worked on a new Present symbol and more research and experimentinig with new design ideas
Hours: 7.5
July 21, 2020
I mainly updated the website today with small additions and bug fixes. Then I was writing with collaborators and working on a few new product graphics.
Hours: 2.5
July 17, 2020
Lots of correspondance with future contributors ... exciting!
Hours: 3
July 16, 2020
More fixes for the website and e-mails to contributors.
Hours: 4.5
July 15, 2020
Last changes and fixes to the new Website and the Newsletter until the afternoon ... and boooom, we are online! Thank you to Sarah for the last minute feedback and support!
Hours: 6
July 14, 2020
Woke up and worked on finalising the upcoming Newsletter #5. Made many tests for screen capturing the new website and turned one into a gif for the Newsletter. At the end of the day there were too many things to do still, but tomorrow it's on!
Hours: 9.5
July 13, 2020
Thinking about launching the new website tomorrow. It needs to see the light of day! I'm worrying that all the "fixing" is just fear of launching ...
Hours: 8.5
July 12, 2020
Cleaning up and researching for the next Newsletter.
Hours: 6
July 11, 2020
Lots of e-mail drafting today. Reaching out to future contributors, giving feedback to current contributors, and more research...
Hours: 6.5
July 10, 2020
Improved the mobile experience for the new website. It starts to feel like a never-ending trip. There are so many small details to improve!
Hours: 7
July 09, 2020
I added many more new features and content to the new website. At one point I have to stop adding new stuff and launch it already. But it still doesn't feel "right", but I feel that we are getting there...
Hours: 11
July 08, 2020
The new website is a beast. I enjoy wearing different "glasses", one is for designing, one is for writing and editing, one is for web-development. I have to admit that it is also pretty exhausting after a while. I need to find a way to finalise and ship it! Soon!
Hours: 8.5
July 07, 2020
Thankful to have Sarah, who is such a tremendous help and partner-in-crime. I'm trusting her opinion and are sensibility with 100%. And I feel so lucky to have someone who I can bounce all my ideas off — and who gets what I'm trying to accomplish.
Hours: 7
July 06, 2020
As usual I had to juggle all client projects and PRESENT today. But today was extra-crazy. I was jumping from one task to another. Running in the late afternoon helped a lot calm my mind and destress. I continued with upcoming Newsletter #5 and fixed/improved many areas of the new website.
Hours: 10.5
July 05, 2020
I worked on many small things on the new website. Lots of technical stuff today. But that actually fun. Sometimes this is such a good contrast to designing and conceptualising ... feeling grateful to be able to develop the website myself.
Hours: 7
July 04, 2020
Exactly one year ago we launched PRESENT Issue 1. Great memories came up today. And it makes me wanting to release the new website even more! And then finalise Issue 2!
Hours: 1
July 02, 2020
More testing and fixing bugs for the new website.
Hours: 5.5
June 30, 2020
This was a long day of fixing bugs on the website...
Also, e-mails and research.
Hours: 7
June 29, 2020
We worked on some collaborations. Figured prices and production costs, and made mock-up's.
Hours: 4
June 24, 2020
• Website fixes
• Contributor Mails
• Cleaned/improved the Present Team Workspace on Notion
Hours: 2
June 23, 2020
• Newsletter #5 Research and Prodcution
• Website Fixes
• Drafted e-mails to new Contributors
Hours: 4,5
June 22, 2020
• Website fixes: Mobile Navigation, Search function, …
Hours: 2,5
June 22, 2020
• Website fixes: Mobile Navigation, Search function, …
Hours: 2,5
June 20, 2020
Cleaning the (very massive) backburner, to-do's and future plans lists. Composing an e-mail to a new contributor.
Hours: 3
June 19, 2020
At 10am we had the interview with Massimo Vitali over Skype. We talked with him for 1,5 hours. It was fantastic!
Afterwards, at 12, we went to Ryoko and she presented us four directions she created for the upcoming Present Sense.
In the afternoon I wrote e-mails to new potential collaborators and contributors.
Hours: 5,5
June 18, 2020
Continued to prepare the interview with Massimo Vitali.
Hours: 2.5
June 17, 2020
More e-mails to more contributors! And I prepared new feedback to existing contributors. And worked on the interview with Massimo Vitali tomorrow.
(Hours: 3.5)
June 15, 2020
We received the first pictures from Florence Tétier! Super nice!
(Hours: 0.5)
June 12, 2020
More e-mail to contributors!
(Hours: 1)
June 11, 2020
I approached two contributors that I have been putting off for a while. Maybe because I don't know them personally.But this felt like really good progress.
(Hours: 2)
June 10, 2020
• Contacted new contributors. Research for Newsletter #5.
• Soft launch test for the new website
(Hours: 3)
June 09, 2020
Continued implementing notes and contents into Notion (our new organisation tool)
• Contacted Riya Hamid
• Continued with the new website. (Had some struggles with transfering to the new domain to the new hosting.)
• Drafted more e-mails to new contributors.
(Hours: 3)
June 08, 2020
We started implementing NOTION into our workflow for PRESENT. We collected so many different files and folders and notes and tasks, it became too messy. Notion seems very promising!
• Sent reminders to PatchDevil and Bobby Kolade
• Continued with new website
(Hours: 4)
June 07, 2020
We had a good brainstorming/admin/planning meeting today!
(Hours: 1,5)
June 04, 2020
Same same: Worked all day as hard as I could on the website. Finishing texts and developing a bunch of things.
(Hours: 10)
June 03, 2020
I had almost the whole day to push the new website towards finalisation. Made some really solid progress. Feeling super excited to finally get this online!
(Hours: 6,5)
June 02, 2020
Felt overwhelmed by all the shit that's going on in the world right now. Made a statement for PRESENT on social media. We are going to donate all proceedings from Better Together and Present to CIJ, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equality and justice for all. In the afternoon I continued working on the new website.
(Hours: 5,5)
June 01, 2020
Today we had the next meeting with Ryoko Hori to discuss our collaboration for a PRESENT product. It was very exciting and educative. At the end of the day I had one hour to continue working on the new website.
(Hours: 2,5)
May 31, 2020
I had a few hours this Sunday afternoon to finalise and send out Newsletter #4! Afterwards I was working on some improvements of the new website.
(Hours: 3)
May 30, 2020
Some e-mails to a few contributors in the morning.
(Hours: 0,5)
May 29, 2020
Continued work on the Newsletter. Otherwise, this was a packed day as we had a presentation to a client in the evening.
(Hours: 2)
May 28, 2020
New Website improvements: Figured out how to implement the site-wide search function. Exciting stuff!
(Hours: 3,5)
May 27, 2020
New Website: Tinkered on the shop system and added more content.
(Hours: 4)
May 13, 2020
Good progress on the New Website. Good progress on Contributor E-Mails. Felt overwhelmed today, because of many action plans for PRS but many things to do for my clients. New ideas came while running.
(Hours: 4,5)
May 12, 2020
Continued to work mostly on the New Website. Also progress on the upcoming Newsletter #4.
(Hours: 3)
May 03, 2020
Great meeting with Sarah, planning the next steps.
(Hours: 3)
April 06, 2020
Finally shipped the e-mails to two contributors, whose work I deeply admire.
(Hours: 2)
April 04, 2020
I presented the current status of the page plan to Sarah. We talked about all the ideas, and it was very helpful to share and step out of my “bubble”.
[Hours: 1,5]
April 03, 2020
I finished the Mediakit. It took me longer than expected, but it turned out to be a great exercise. It made me re-evaluate the whole project again. And it felt good doing this. This is now a useful tool to contact the rest of the contributors for Issue 2. Fingers crossed!
[Hours: 2,5]
March 31, 2020
Continued working on the mediakit and researched and wrote new sections for Newsletter #3.
[Hours: 3,5]
March 28, 2020
Social posts preparation and shipping.
[Hours: 1,5]
March 26, 2020
Mediakit, e-mails, and social media post preparations for the next days — and posted one today!
[Hours: 1,5]
March 24, 2020
Today: continuation on research for Issue 2 and the next Newsletter.
[Hours: 1,5]
March 23, 2020
Research for Issue 2 and the next Newsletter. Mediakit improvements. Preparation of new social posts.
[Hours: 2,5]
March 22, 2020
Preparation of new social posts. That’s it!
[Hours: 0,5]
March 21, 2020
I just prepared a new (silkscreen) screen for a printing session tomorrow. In other news: I shaved my head for the very first time. Consider it a “favorite unrealized project” solved :) Very unusual feeling, but fresh!
[Hours: 0,5]
March 20, 2020
Mainly worked on the mediakit today. Slowly getting there! It’s a good exercise in boiling everything down to the core. I think this will make communicating this whole project much more straightforward in the future...
[Hours: 1,5]
March 19, 2020
I took it all a bit easier today. Lots of calls with friends and family. I did put in some work into the medikit though. It takes more time than I thought! I mostly tried to reduce it more to the essentials, after the document grow way too big and complex...[Hours: 2]
March 19, 2020
I took it all a bit easier today. Lots of calls with friends and family. I did put in some work into the medikit though. It takes more time than I thought! I mostly tried to reduce it more to the essentials, after the document grow way too big and complex...[Hours: 2]
March 18, 2020
Finalised the Newsletter in the morning hours and sent it out at noon. Next up is the mediakit (which I aim to finish it this week), followed by designing new products for Spring!
[Hours: 3]
March 17, 2020
Continued working on the Newsletter that I want to send out tomorrow. Afterwards I continued sketching a new icon/symbol for Present. Feels good to design something, in this way. (As a balance to layouting, type-setting, writing.)
[Hours: 6.5]
March 16, 2020
A new week! Started with improving the mediakit, then published a new post on Instagram. (A series of scans of Issue 1, by Readellion, one of our stockists in Ukraine.) Continued to work on the second edition of the Present Newsletter.
[Hours: 2.5]
March 15, 2020
Worked on the mediakit and prepared social media posts for next week. (On another note, we went to Schinkel Pavillon to see the current exhibition by Danica Barboza and Mohamed Bourouissa.)[Hours: 1]
March 14, 2020
Posted an extract of Present Newsletter #1 on Instagram in hope to inspire new subscribers for the next edition. Then worked on the next newsletter.
[Hours: 1.5]
March 13, 2020
Prepared more e-mails to send out to contributors next week. It’s mid-march already, and I really need to get this rolling now … I aim to have more time and space for the design process this time.[Hours: 2.5]
March 12, 2020
Good progress on the page-plan and concept. Today it was more about simplifying and re-arranging. So, this will be my priority for the rest of the day — after I finished client work, which I have to tackle right now, after I spend the entire morning on Present
[Hours: 4.5]
March 11, 2020
Today I contacted some first possible contributors. Felt good to take this action. Also, I discussed a new idea with my sister, PRESENT partnering up for a good cause.
[Hours: 2]
March 10, 2020
Worked on the next newsletter, prepared social posts, and posted an extract of “Present Newsletter No. 1” on Instagram.
[Hours: 3]
March 09, 2020
Page plan and mediakit. Continued to prepare the next social Posts and worked on the next edition of the newsletter.
[Hours: 1.5]
March 08, 2020
Continued with the concept, the mediakit and the newsletter. Afterwards I researched some product ideas. I’m really aiming to be able to offer a range of new products in the shop by spring!
[Hours: 2]
March 06, 2020
Page plan: I reviewed ideas that didn’t make it into Issue 1 due to timing or other reasons. And if and how they could fit into the next issue. Then, more social media posts preparations. I’m having four posts lined-up now, but they need some last refinement. I wish I would be quicker with posting, but my process with this is still quite … slow.
[Hours: 1.5]
March 05, 2020
Page plan, social media posts preparation. On another note: I was visiting the reading of Present contributor Frank Berzbach’s new book, which was great! It’s called “Die Schönheit der Begegnung“ and it’s going to be released today.
[Hours: 1.5]
March 04, 2020
New post on Instagram/FB. Felt good! Thankful that Sarah helped me preparing this. Afterwards, more progress on the new page plan.[Hours: 1.5]
February 27, 2020
While I was sitting in the ECAL library and working on my talk and presentation later today, Yoo-Mi, the librarian showed me an article about PRESENT in the magazine called “magazine”. In the evening I was giving a talk about my career and PRESENT and life, 9 years after graduating at ECAL. I talked about all the steps that brought me to finally publish a “real” magazine.[Hours: 3.5]
February 07, 2020
Many meetings and client work today and I could only work a little bit on the page plan, and on the next Instagram post.
[Hours: 0.5]
February 06, 2020
Continued the page plan, mediakit…Posted HOW TO WORK BETTER (happy for the nice response!)
[Hours: 1.5]
February 05, 2020
Continued the page plan, mediakit, preparing social media posts, posted Louise Friedlaender portrait from the MY DOJO section in Issue 1 on Instagram. It’s already February! Feels good to have posted something again. The mediakit advances slowly, collecting stuff, but no red thread yet. This feels pressing because there are some players I feel I need to send the mediakit otherwise they don’t get it?
[Hours: 2.5]

April 4, 2020
I presented the current status of the page plan to Sarah. We talked about all the ideas, and it was very helpful to share and step out of my “bubble”.
[Hours: 1,5]


April 3, 2020
I finished the Mediakit. It took me longer than expected, but it turned out to be a great exercise. It made me re-evaluate the whole project again. And it felt good doing this. This is now a useful tool to contact the rest of the contributors for Issue 2. Fingers crossed!
[Hours: 2,5]


March 31, 2020
Continued working on the mediakit and researched and wrote new sections for Newsletter #3.
[Hours: 3,5]


March 28, 2020
Social posts preparation and shipping.
[Hours: 1,5]


March 26, 2020
Mediakit, e-mails, and social media post preparations for the next days — and posted one today![Hours: 1,5]


March 25, 2020
Today: continuation on research for Issue 2 and the next Newsletter.[Hours: 2,5]


March 24, 2020
Today: continuation on research for Issue 2 and the next Newsletter.[Hours: 1,5]


March 23, 2020
Research for Issue 2 and the next Newsletter. Mediakit improvements. Preparation of new social posts.
[Hours: 2,5]


March 22, 2020
Preparation of new social posts. That’s it!
[Hours: 0,5]


March 21, 2020
I just prepared a new (silkscreen) screen for a printing session tomorrow. In other news: I shaved my head for the very first time. Consider it a “favorite unrealized project” solved :) Very unusual feeling, but fresh!
[Hours: 0,5]


March 20, 2020
Mainly worked on the mediakit today. Slowly getting there! It’s a good exercise in boiling everything down to the core. I think this will make communicating this whole project much more straightforward in the future...[Hours: 1,5]


March 19, 2020
I took it all a bit easier today. Lots of calls with friends and family. I did put in some work into the medikit though. It takes more time than I thought! I mostly tried to reduce it more to the essentials, after the document grow way too big and complex...[Hours: 2]


March 18, 2020
Finalised the Newsletter in the morning hours and sent it out at noon. Next up is the mediakit (which I aim to finish it this week), followed by designing new products for Spring![Hours: 3]


March 17, 2020
Continued working on the Newsletter that I want to send out tomorrow. Afterwards I continued sketching a new icon/symbol for Present. Feels good to design something, in this way. (As a balance to layouting, type-setting, writing.)[Hours: 6.5]


March 16, 2020
A new week! Started with improving the mediakit, then published a new post on Instagram. (A series of scans of Issue 1, by Readellion, one of our stockists in Ukraine.) Continued to work on the second edition of the Present Newsletter.[Hours: 2.5]


March 15, 2020
Worked on the mediakit and prepared social media posts for next week. (On another note, we went to Schinkel Pavillon to see the current exhibition by Danica Barboza and Mohamed Bourouissa.)[Hours: 1]


March 14, 2020
Posted an extract of Present Newsletter #1 on Instagram in hope to inspire new subscribers for the next edition. Then worked on the next newsletter.[Hours: 1.5]


March 13, 2020
Prepared more e-mails to send out to contributors next week. It’s mid-march already, and I really need to get this rolling now … I aim to have more time and space for the design process this time.[Hours: 2.5]


March 12, 2020
Good progress on the page-plan and concept. Today it was more about simplifying and re-arranging. So, this will be my priority for the rest of the day — after I finished client work, which I have to tackle right now, after I spend the entire morning on Present
[Hours: 4.5]


March 11, 2020
Today I contacted some first possible contributors. Felt good to take this action. Also, I discussed a new idea with my sister, PRESENT partnering up for a good cause.
[Hours: 2]


March 10, 2020
Worked on the next newsletter, prepared social posts, and posted an extract of “Present Newsletter No. 1” on Instagram.
[Hours: 3]


March 9, 2020
Page plan and mediakit. Continued to prepare the next social Posts and worked on the next edition of the newsletter.
[Hours: 1.5]


March 8, 2020
Continued with the concept, the mediakit and the newsletter. Afterwards I researched some product ideas. I’m really aiming to be able to offer a range of new products in the shop by spring!
[Hours: 2]


March 6, 2020
Page plan: I reviewed ideas that didn’t make it into Issue 1 due to timing or other reasons. And if and how they could fit into the next issue. Then, more social media posts preparations. I’m having four posts lined-up now, but they need some last refinement. I wish I would be quicker with posting, but my process with this is still quite … slow.
[Hours: 1.5]


March 5, 2020
Page plan, social media posts preparation. On another note: I was visiting the reading of Present contributor Frank Berzbach’s new book, which was great! It’s called “Die Schönheit der Begegnung“ and it’s going to be released today.
[Hours: 1.5]


March 4, 2020
New post on Instagram/FB. Felt good! Thankful that Sarah helped me preparing this. Afterwards, more progress on the new page plan.[Hours: 1.5]


Feb 27, 2020
While I was sitting in the ECAL library and working on my talk and presentation later today, Yoo-Mi, the librarian showed me an article about PRESENT in the magazine called “magazine”. In the evening I was giving a talk about my career and PRESENT and life, 9 years after graduating at ECAL. I talked about all the steps that brought me to finally publish a “real” magazine.[Hours: 3.5]


Feb 7, 2020
Many meetings and client work today and I could only work a little bit on the page plan, and on the next Instagram post.
[Hours: 0.5]


Feb 6, 2020
Continued the page plan, mediakit…Posted HOW TO WORK BETTER (happy for the nice response!)
[Hours: 1.5]


Feb 5, 2020
Continued the page plan, mediakit, preparing social media posts, posted Louise Friedlaender portrait from the MY DOJO section in Issue 1 on Instagram. It’s already February! Feels good to have posted something again. The mediakit advances slowly, collecting stuff, but no red thread yet. This feels pressing because there are some players I feel I need to send the mediakit otherwise they don’t get it?
[Hours: 2.5]