• Pit Stop: Servicing and Refueling the Soul

    Pit Stop
    Photo by Chris Henry on Unsplash

    When I joined WP Engine this past fall, I knew that I would have the opportunity to produce all sorts of content. Of course, the obvious was design, but the one I was most excited about was writing.

    While we have several online properties and places where I can contribute, the opportunity at Torque made sense. Metaphorically it fit and aligned perfectly with ideas I had for my column appropriately named Pit Stop.

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  • Storytelling and Taylor Swift

    Photo by Steven Kamenar on Unsplash

    Let me get this off my chest real quick: I am infatuated with Taylor Swift. I blame Netflix and its newly released documentary, Miss Americana, which has thrown me into an obsessive 24/7 binge of her music.

    Moving right along, let’s jump into the topic of Ira Glass and storytelling. For those unfamiliar, Ira is an American public radio personality and the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life.

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  • Mailchimp to ConvertKit

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    Recently I switched from from Mailchimp to ConvertKit. Here’s a comprehensive review of why I changed my email marketing.

    I have access to, and influence over, a pretty large audience. With that responsibility comes the importance of email marketing, as that audience provides plenty of opportunities to turn visitors into customers. This is my story: Mailchimp to ConvertKit, and why I made the switch.

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  • Inter Font by Rasmus Andersson

    When I laid my eyes on Inter, it was love at first sight. It’s simple, serenely beautiful, and the typeface we are using at Agent Engine.

    Created by designer, Rasmus Andersson, Inter is a variable font family carefully crafted and designed for computer screens. There are nine weights, each with italic counterparts—a total of 18 styles.

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  • Geomanist Font by Atipo Foundry

    A few months ago, I was surfing around looking for some design inspiration when I came across the Viget website. I was drawn to the typography on the site, so I poked further under the hood to see what font was being used.

    Geomanist has a contemporary sans design, clean and elegant, with a combination of geometric shapes and humanistic beat.

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