Double Shot



A podcast about business, design, and life, from your friends Ray and Kandace of Needmore Designs.


  • Design is All That Matters to Me

    Design is All That Matters to Me

    27/03/2018 Duration: 20min

    Ray rants about how “passionate” he becomes about the design of web apps, in particular their font choices, and Kandace tries to talk him down a bit. Also a bit of reflection on why Dropbox Paper is such an enjoyable product. Links: Ray’s Medium post about Dropbox Paper Dropbox Paper itself What is, and how … Continue reading "Design is All That Matters to Me"

  • Memories of Enya

    Memories of Enya

    13/02/2018 Duration: 35min

    We talk about equality in our society, consequences and personal experiences with #metoo, some of Kandace’s experiences being a woman in the workplace, and how we relate at Needmore. Links Kandace’s recording of River Tsunami Boss Barista podcast Gaslighting (defined) Straight White Guy Listening podcast

  • Ebook or Bust!

    Ebook or Bust!

    31/01/2018 Duration: 27min

    Recently Ray decided to contribute to the Standard Ebooks project, to take some of his favorite free books from Project Gutenberg and turn them into attractive digital publications. Yet things didn’t quite turn out as he expected, and now he’s struggling to finish the work. We find out what obstacles he ran into, and what … Continue reading "Ebook or Bust!"

  • Rejection


    03/01/2018 Duration: 29min

    Kandace talks about learning to embrace rejection and learn from “rejection therapy”, and Ray talks about learning to mix music and how it’s made him appreciate well-mixed music a lot more. Links Rejection Therapy Audio Mixing Ray’s music online

  • Half Baked

    Half Baked

    19/12/2017 Duration: 31min

    We discuss how our methods of designing websites that need to be updateable has evolved, and how we’ve leveraged the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to craft a better experience for our clients and for website visitors. We also discuss the tradeoffs of different approaches, and what we believe the sweet spot to be. Links Advanced … Continue reading "Half Baked"

  • The Maker v. the Manager (Schedule)

    The Maker v. the Manager (Schedule)

    16/11/2017 Duration: 24min

    Kandace and Ray discuss the different types of schedules used by different types of people in our type of work. Ray discusses how he carves out time from his busy schedule to make sure he can work a couple days a week as a “maker,” while still leaving some time to be a “manager.” Links … Continue reading "The Maker v. the Manager (Schedule)"

  • Another Greyhound for the Rayhound

    Another Greyhound for the Rayhound

    09/11/2017 Duration: 27min

    Kandace and Ray talk about why they like designing for the coffee industry, and what we’ve learned working with an international client base. We also try to figure out if the term “third wave” means something different depending on where you live.

  • Kandace the Keynote-ist

    Kandace the Keynote-ist

    02/11/2017 Duration: 29min

    In our first-ever episode, we discuss what led Kandace to speak at WooConf, what it was like giving a keynote talk there, and what lessons were learned from public speaking.