Jesse Sutherland

Jesse Sutherland

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Jesse Sutherland is a Minneapolis based freelance web designer, ux designer, and web application developer working in the interactive industry for more than 10 years. Armed with a double major in design and advertising from the UW - Eau Claire, and 8 years of being the Interactive Art Director at a modern ad agency, he has helped hundreds of clients navigate the interactive space.


Project Updates

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Got something up for feedback

I got a landing page created and have part of the builder tool working. I'm starting to email out to some of my agency contacts and see if they have feedback about the tool.

Would love any thoughts you have about the landing page, potential pricing model, or features for the tool itself.

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Crazy Inspired

Met with Andrew about this the other day and he thought this idea had a lot of potential. It's amazing what a short conversation can do to motivate you to work on an idea.

MPLS Digital Makers Website
Do we need this site?

This site has been pretty quiet since launch. Not sure if this is necessary. Let me know if you have feedback.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
MPLS Digital Makers Website
What next?

I feel like the basics of the site are there and working. Waiting to see how it will be used and what features would be valuable to people. Would love to hear ideas and feedback. Here were some thoughts about what else could be added:

  • Ability for others to ask questions about projects and have the maker respond.
  • Ability for the maker to add polls to discussions (like what feature to build next)
  • Ability for maker to add a "next up"/"roadmap" to projects, re-arrange them, and possibly allow people to "like" or "vote" on them.
  • Ability to add monthly metrics to projects (such as users, earnings, content added...?) kinda like the "open startup" idea.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Archive Control
Next Steps

I just need to update this so that the WordPress repository says that it is compatible with the latest version of WP. 

I've also been working on adding in the ability to add Advanced Custom Fields to the Archive page, kinda like an options page. Made some progress awhile ago, but need to flesh that out a bit more.

Not Quite Ready
I thought this project was closer to launch, but after dogfooding it for awhile I realized that while it's nice to have the "quick time entry" UI timeline, its really annoying to not be able to edit a full day's timeline. Additionally users will want to go back and edit previous days as well, otherwise you have to go log in to Toggl/Harvest and do it there, which gets obnoxious quickly. Also considering a partial rewrite using Vue.js, I have a proof of concept worked out using it.