Around this time last year at Brooklyn Beta, Keir Whitaker and Elliot Jay Stocks told me they were going to create a book of the same name as their excellent series of talks/meet-ups, Insites, which was to feature a series of in-depth interviews with notable people in our industry. This was to be the first project of Viewport Industries, their new venture which was their break from the grind of client work:
Earlier this year we organised Insites Tour together, and with all sorts of ideas for products — both digital and physical — bubbling around every time we went for a beer, we eventually decided to form a company, ditch the majority of our client work, and make some cool shit.
They asked me whether I wanted to sponsor the book, and I said yes for two main reasons:
- Keir and Elliot are two of the nicest and up-standing gents in our industry. Always humble, respectful and supportive of others.
- It’s very exciting to see two people follow-through on their dream of doing their own thing. We all want to do that, but so few follow-through and execute.
So congratulations to Keir and Elliot: I’m excited to see what they do and make next, but in the mean time I’m sure the book is going to be a succes and will inspire others to do their own thing.
Ultimately the moral of their story is, be nice and make nice things.