I make things for the cyber and the hoomans.
I’m really struggling for words right now. The only words that really count are that Black Lives Matter.
Oh man. Why did I ever mess around running terminal commands to show and hide hidden files? Just open the Finder, and hit Shift + Command + Period to show and hide hidden files. Seriously excited about this.
My newest designer man-crush is on Joel Califa. What a fantastic site. Don’t forget to push the button. The glorious, glassy button.
For a long time, my site was built using Bootstrap (1 or 2, can’t remember) and Jekyll/Github Pages. Well, I finally got around to overhauling my codebase to lean things up – and switched to Foundation!
A lot of people think that the interface for their product needs to use the same colors as their brand. In reality, the color palette used for a brand (logo, etc) has different goals from a UI, and being forced to use the same palette can be limiting and have unintended consequences.
I was listening to a conversation (eavesdropping) about inspiration and thought to myself, “Does inspiration happen more frequently when you’re not as experienced at your craft because it’s easy to have lots of bad ideas?” Then, as you grow in experience and craft, inspiration happens less frequently – not because you’re having less ideas, or a decrease in inspiration, but because your brain is less receptive to bad ideas. It filters through the cruft more efficiently and rejects the bad ideas before you’ve had a chance to even register them.
I’m always turned off by the way some MMA fighters gloat over their opponents when they get a submission, TKO, or KO. I always think “Have some humility and respect for your opponent!”
In some ways, this post is definitely a rant. It’s about being frustrated by (what seems like) an industry-wide misperception. As a designer, but my job isn’t to make things pretty. My job is to make sure users are delighted by the product, app, or website that I’ve worked on. It’s to make software that’s humanly relatable.
This post is as much a note for myself as it is sharing my setup and experiences with others.
Trying to balance craftsmanship with minimum loveable product on the daily. Design Team Lead at Tallwave. More info