Jon Blumenfeld

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XebiaLabs Website V3 and Associated Projects

XebiaLabs Website V3 and Associated Projects

This post was written as an update post for XebiaLabs’ intranet. I will eventually get around to making it sound correct, but for now I’m unable to dedicate the time. The website has been up for a couple of weeks now, but up until this point I’ve been too busy to put out and update […]

Chukkas, Boots, Oxfords, and Tennis Shoes

Chukkas, Boots, Oxfords, and Tennis Shoes

Below are a list of shoes that I’m looking at. I recently bought the grey Penguin Chukka boots below, and they are absolutely phenomenal. I may buy another pair in a different color. The rest of these boots, tennis shoes, and dress shoes are from brands that I love, and wish I had to money […]

Champagne Jello Shots for New Years

Champagne Jello Shots for New Years

It’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and I was searching for some fun pictures of fun champagne jello shots to make. You can find a ton of pictures here for yourself. I was going to link them all to recipes but many of them didn’t have them unfortunately. Luckily if you find one recipe that will […]

Enter the Bioluminescent Forest

Enter the Bioluminescent Forest

Found this video on Laughing Squid and thought it was real at first. Turns out it’s not, and my dreams of walking around in a bioluminescent forest like the one in the movie avatar have been destroyed forever. Instead of focusing on real problems I think that scientists really need to figure out how to […]

Fruitified Stirring Cubes

Fruitified Stirring Cubes

After spending about 3 hours tumbling, and pinning, and doing other useless shit because it’s my week off I found these fun stirring cubes fortified with fruits, herbs, flowers, and other really cool stuff. Turns out that they sell trays that you can use to make these cool stirring rods. Just add a fun combo […]

HubSpot Signature Line Generator Concept

HubSpot Signature Line Generator Concept

I just posted a nice little mockup of a re-imagined HubSpot UI, and while continuing to dig through my Google drive I found this mockup of a signature line generator I proposed to HubSpot before starting. It’s very much based on my XebiaLabs signature line generator, and you can definitely see some UI parallels between […]

HubSpot UI Revamp Concept

HubSpot UI Revamp Concept

Here is a nice set of mockups I did before starting at HubSpot for the short month that I was there. I just found these decomposing in my Google Drive. I thought I’d toss them up here as a nice little design / mockup piece. I designed these before ever getting to HubSpot, and they […]

Nuggets - An Animated Short About Addiction

Nuggets – An Animated Short About Addiction

If you’ve ever been addicted to anything in your life you’ll probably resonate with this video. Whether you were addicted to drugs, to love, to your computer, to whatever… This video perfectly demonstrates the self-destructive tendencies of someone with an addiction.

XebiaLabs Signature Line Generator

XebiaLabs Signature Line Generator

Several weeks after starting at my position as Digital Marketing Manager at XebiaLabs I was asked to redesign the company’s signature line. This was prompted by CEO, as well as employee, complaints that our signature lines were, “too different, disorganized, and unprofessional” They wanted a uniform signature line that could be easily installed, updated, measured, […]