2020 in Review

Wow, 2020 focused on growth in ways, I wasn't expecting or prepared for. Just like in 2019, I'm sharing updates, milestones and books that I've enjoyed.

Updates

🎼 1 - Released a song with Notta.bot called Notta.breakfast. Listen here!

🎭 $160k - Raised through producing two events, the NextGen Spotlight and Home for the Holidays, with my friend Jack Noseworthy for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. See an excerpt from Home for the Holidays with Heather Headley singing "My Grown Up Christmas List"

πŸ’Š $60k - As part of the executive board and chair of the NextGen Advocates, I helped to raise this money for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Learn more and join here!

⛷️ 10 - Ski Days (Half in Jackson Hole with friends and half in Kirkwood with family)

πŸ‹οΈ 20 - Number of Barry's Classes before the Pandemic

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ48 - Number of Runs over 1 mile during the Pandemic

✍️ 4 - Posts on Substack! Overall more writing, I am adding this on Subsatck too! Read them here

Milestones

🦠 I had COVID in early March and recovered. While my symptoms were mild and I felt exhausted. I am so grateful for my health and thankful that my side effects appear to be minimal.

βœ… Designed and helped launch Songview, a new comprehensive data platform, launched by ASCAP and BMI, that provides music users with an authoritative view of public performance copyright ownership and administration shares for the vast majority of music licensed in the United States.

πŸ–₯️ Relaunched ChrisGuimarin.com using Webflow

πŸ“±Launched iOS Homescreens where you can find alternative iOS icons using Webflow and Gumroad

πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨ Helped relaunch the new Visual Design Curriculum for General Assembly through my work on the Product Advisory Board

Books

On ChrisGuimarin.com I launched a new section called Bookshelf where I keep a my all-time recommendations. Here are a few books from this year that I enjoyed:

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