Julie Lerner is the energetic and cheerful Founder of EatDrinkJobs who, along with her co-founder Jason Miller, launched their venture the Fall of 2012. With her background working years for the New York State Restaurant Association, Julie knows the NY restaurant industry well, and knows its pitfalls. Julie talks about solving the pain point of connecting great restaurants with stellar applicants, beating the Craigslist system of finding jobs, and getting cappuccino at Five Leaves.
brooklyn tech industry
At the Propeller Coffee Shop along Manhattan Ave, I sat down to talk with John McKinney, the CEO of Ashe Avenue. John was at the Future of Web Design Conference (Oct. 7 – 9) and gave a talk on “Designing for the Forgotten User: Aesthetics and UX in the Editorial Platform”. Ashe Avenue was also behind the Creator’s Project which won the 2012 Webby Award Winner for Music and Branded Content.
On a Sunday morning, I met with Sam Jones and Ben Bernstein of Glass Embassy at Cafe Grumpy to talk about going from video production to web design to video games (in the future) and disregarding conventions a little too much.
Meet the two friends behind Glass Embassy: Sam Jones and Ben Bernstein. Ben is the Founder and President of Glass Embassy, and occupies several roles: creative director, producer, composer, and editor. Sam is the Vice President and director and cinematographer for the company. His expertise is chiefly in video and film production.