Sep 28, 2021 - News

Screen Time with Johnny Crowder

A portrait of Johnny Crowder

Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photo: Stephanie Hunt

Johnny Crowder is a 29-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician and the founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health startup that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries.

  • Let's see what his tech habits look like.

💻 Device of choice: "My M1 Macbook Air is the only device with enough patience to handle my 20+ multi-tab hyper-productivity fits. I take it just about everywhere with me, and the rose gold color is just funky enough to feel special to me."

👇 First tap of the day: "Every weekday morning, after I get my reading done, I watch some kind of architectural walk-through video of a mansion, a tower, some beautiful home or building. There’s something so motivating and fascinating, yet calm and serene, about learning how designers choose to craft a space with such careful intention."

🎧 Podcast or playlist of choice: "I built a 'Calm Down' playlist on Spotify to help regulate my moods and keep me focused."

📚 Reading list: "I just read 'Purple Cow' by Seth Godin and 'It’s Your Ship' by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, and I’m about halfway through 'Be Our Guest' by The Disney Institute."

📲 Most used app: "It’s probably a tie between Spotify and YouTube. There’s always some music playing in the Crowder house if I can help it, but I turn to YouTube for self-education, professional development, TED Talks and a bit of dream-car window-shopping every now and again."


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