Rolling remote with Emily Sellers & Wheeler Juell

Emily and Wheeler are a couple, world travelers, and co-owners of Made By Latitude, a creative studio that offers photography, web design, graphic design, and branding for businesses of all sizes. The duo was inspired to start Made By Latitude while kicking it on a beach in Bali, and that start is reflected in their approach to work and life.

Emily and Wheeler share how they stay focused and clear-headed, the technology that keeps them organized, and maybe most importantly, a photo of their furry coworker.

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? 1 year

Where are you based? Ridgway, Colorado

Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In our home office

Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Early bird

Coffee or tea? Always coffee in the morning and herbal tea all day long!

Emily enjoying the natural light and views from their home office | Submitted by Emily Sellers & Wheeler Juell

Emily and Wheeler’s home office setup and decor

What features do you like most about your work space?

We love our view! You can see the Cimarron Mountain Range to the left, the valley up to Mt. Abrams, and the Sneffels Range to the right. It’s also nice being able to fill our space with plants, good tunes, and our dog!

Do you share your work space with anyone? Tell us about them!

Yes! We are a couple and business partners! We live together and work together.

Hello there! | Submitted by Emily Sellers & Wheeler Juell

Remote work pros and cons: Emily and Wheeler’s take

What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?

Pros: schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, more focus, better work-life balance, more time from cutting your commute

The biggest pro? “We can travel more, prioritize things that make us happy outside of work, and don’t feel limited with our clients; we can work with people all over the world!”

Cons: struggles with clear communication, feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues, more personal office/tech expenses, fighting the stigma of not working as hard as non-remote peers

Good gear is key | Submitted by Emily Sellers & Wheeler Juell

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

  • for our time tracking, invoicing/proposals, and bookkeeping
  • TeuxDeux because it’s the best for making lists for all of your to-do’s
  • G Suite

What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?

Planning some meals throughout the week, waking up early, checking in with our to do list and goals for each day, putting headphones on to get in the zone, and getting outside each day.

What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)

  1. Computer (Apple) and external hard drives (WD)
  2. Music
  3. Adobe Creative Cloud

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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