While I was in Tampa I never owned a car of my own. Before the days of Uber I got around by bus until I got a few dollars and then I got a bike to be a little more flexible.

On the way to and from work (or to find work before that), I’d plug my headphones in and prep for the day ahead or unwind. When I wasn’t going to work, I’d take a different route and go exploring the city. …


My love for advertising is just like my love for hip hop. The creative hustle are the same in both worlds. They both were an art form. Both were demanding; some ideas are hits, some (if not most) got crushed, but you kept at it till you got that masterpiece. A well built campaign and strategy felt like Illmatic or The Blueprint when you first saw it.

My keyboard was like a turntable. Google was like Def Jam. Mad Men was like Paid in Full.

I kept stacks of Adweek, like my brother kept stacks of XXL Mag. Not…


I’ve been writing in notebooks I keep over the years and over time I can see the progression of thoughts, achievements, and problems I’ve tried to solve over different projects. Writing has always been a part of my process.

When I think about it, for the most difficult problems I’ve encountered, I always go to pen and paper. It’s a way I can process information ‘’offline’ when I need to think through a problem that I can’t (yet) tackle on the computer. I’ve also balance this with reading and research and I often bounce back and forth between these methods…


The journey of Startup Weekend Nassau began when The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approached Shift The Culture to collaborate on this project with them a few months back.

We entered this event with high hopes, as this would be the first time we would host a startup competition of this magnitude on the mainland in New Providence. Shift The Culture already had experiences organizing and running Starter Island, a similar entrepreneurial event, but we knew this would be different, in terms of size and exposure, especially since we were partnering with the IDB and the National Art Gallery of The…


Starter Island 2015 And The Journey Ahead.

A recent post by a fellow StartupBus alumni inspired me to write a log on what competitors and the general audience can expect for members on Starter Island.

Starter Island is a 5-day competition held throughout the Islands of The Bahamas. Teams of local and international entrepreneurs will travel on one ship, building their products and ideas. These teams will plan and strategize on the boat during the course of the trip. They will also have frequent stops throughout the islands so they can practice their pitches, explore the islands and restore their creative energy along the trip.

Starter Island…


I was fired once about three years ago. Easily, the lowest point of my life at the time but it turned out to be one of the biggest learning experiences of my career.

I didn’t get fired because I had a lack of work ethic or because I didn’t follow specific instructions on a task. I think it boiled down to two things: (1) I didn’t have enough experience at the time and, (2) I didn’t have any support to learn and grow from.

I was the only developer in a small agency of 4 at the time. There was…


I’ve been busy the last few months. In my early career as an independent consultant and contractor, I’ve met some notable and insightful lows with my highs. One of the biggest lessons can all be summed up into one general thought. How can I get better?

When we all seek to get better we find ourselves trying to uncover the secrets of our peers and colleagues because we all yearn to be like those who’ve come before us. Whether it’s design, development or branding, you will realize that all of these tasks work together and we want to find better…


Last week I had an amazing opportunity to help organize BETA Camp; a week long camp that introduces junior high school students to a high level view of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. This year was our first annual summer camp for kids interested in learning more about STEM programs and it allowed them to engage in real world experiences with each stream. Along with organizing the camp, I also was a stream lead for Computer Science and Web Development which dealt with teaching the kids how to code and basic web design principles.

Thinking back to…


Overview

I’m back home refreshed and energized from my time at Front End Design Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was lucky enough to speak about my experiences working remote back home in The Bahamas. A part of the talk discussed some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned while trying to improve my workflow to be more efficient.

For those who don’t know, I am an adamant user of Google products. One I use frequently for my line of work is Google Drive. …


Going It Alone, What’s Next and the Mission at Hand

The time finally came. After a few months playing the waiting game, the dreaded email popped up in my inbox. To say I was surprised at the outcome wouldn’t be completely true. We went into this knowing that there was a risk that it wouldn’t go through and we somewhat planned accordingly. We applied, followed all the steps, but even if you do everything right there’s still a chance that you wont get it. It just so happens by the luck of the draw, that I got the short stick. …

Travis Miller

Web Designer, Developer & Bahamian native obsessed with design, strategy and building stuff with my own two hands. http://www.travismillerweb.com/

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