Away from Keyboard

Away from Keyboard
Exploring the human side of creative work. Host Timothy Smith talks with creative professionals from different industries about the nitty gritty: life, mistakes, burnout, and finding balance while creating satisfying work.
4: Jeff Robbins is an actual rockstar
Aug 8 • 31 min
While some dream of having a successful career, Jeff Robbins has already had several. Once the lead singer and guitarist for Orbit, Jeff has worked on some of the most famous Drupal websites. He talks to me about his early interest in computers, starting…
3: Ashley Baxter is excited about… insurance?
Aug 1 • 27 min
Thirteen years ago, Ashley Baxter inherited the family insurance business when her Dad passed away. Even though she’s a talented photographer, and built a successful photography business, the insurance industry kept calling her name. Ashley talks about…
Away at OSCON
Jul 25 • 0 min
Hello everyone! No new episode this week, since I was away at OSCON last week in Portland. We had a fantastic time. The show will be back with new episodes next Wednesday!
2: Justin Jackson finds focus
Jul 18 • 27 min
I first heard of Justin Jackson about six years ago. Back then, he was consulting full-time for a company with the dream of going independent. Fast forward to 2018, and after building a successful business, he’s now embarking on a new adventure. Justin…
1: Jason Snell is his own HR person
Jul 11 • 23 min
It’s been four years since Jason Snell left his job at Macworld and started his own site Six Colors. In that time, Jason is back to what he loves: creating. He talks about the diversity of his work day, finding the right mix of revenue streams, and taking…
0: Welcome to Away from Keyboard
Jul 10 • 2 min
Away from Keyboard is a new show from Changelog that talks to creative professionals about how they do what they do, where they started, and how they deal with the things that make us all humans. As exciting as our work can sometimes be, we all face…