BizCraft Episode 48: The “Teehan & Lax” Aqui-hire fallout

BizCraft Ep.48

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This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

In this episode of BizCraft Carl and Gene talk in detail about their opinions and feedback on the “Teehan & Lax” Aqui-hire fallout.

Show Flow:

We have made a big decision that in 2015, we will join Facebook and the Facebook Design team. This is a significant move for us, professionally and personally. via

The story Teehan+Lax isn’t telling

That’s a heck of a footnote. So, this isn’t an acquisition, but an acquihire; I wonder if the whole team had the option to go?

The Future of the Web Design Agency in the United States – by @Brilliantcrank

Three Things I Learned at Teehan+Lax

Drinks at end of show:

Carl: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Gene: Rogue Chocolate Stout


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.