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I’m Justin McDowell and I specialize in design & revolt.

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OpposeThis Invisible Carry-on Review

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The OpposeThis Invisible Carry-on

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Three years ago, I decided to review PX’s first entry into the backpack space, the Invisible Backpack. While I normally write about web-related topics, people seemed to enjoy the review, and I enjoyed having a little photoshoot, so I decided to write a review of one of their newest offerings, the Invisible Carry-on, so-called, because the designers wanted a backpack that looks good, but also blends in with the surroundings.

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Nobody Will Read Your Welcome Letter

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I have to put a welcome letter on a website. I have to do this because the welcome letter is in the printed program, and if it’s in the printed program, it also has to be on the website. There, it either takes up valuable space for useful content, or it appears as a PDF that no one wants to download, especially to read a welcome letter.

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Bauhaus in the Browser at Empire Conference

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Starting my talk at Empire Conference 2017. © 2017 Robbie Holmes (@robbiethegeek)

I had the great pleasure of speaking at Empire Conference in New York City this year. And I don’t say that lightly. Empire Conference was one of the smoothest, chillest conferences I’ve ever attended, which is pretty good considering the cliches about the East Coast.

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