Just another boring, tattooed designer.
I started working at Keap (then branded Infusionsoft) in 2018, and we were in the midst of a massive effort to make products that were easier to use. People didn’t pull punches when letting us know that Infusionsoft was hard to use. They even had colorful nicknames!
I’ve been working on this list of names for a little while, because I felt the need to add my voice to the outcry against police violence and systemic racism. The thing is? I have a hard time just looking up who was targeted by police for being black, adding their name, and finding another.
Even though I’m happily employed at Keap, I still enjoy reading the job postings from sources such as We Work Remotely or Angellist. With all of the various newsletters that end up in my inbox, however, there’s relatively few postings I ever actually read.
The culture of software creators only wanting free software has caused me to rant at more than one place of employment. I can’t tell you how many times I run into app creators that, when being told about an app, immediately ask me “Is it free?” They literally won’t get an app if it costs money.
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.