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This one is for all the content creators out there who can’t afford to pay a professional designer, as well as for non-designers on a team where designers are always too busy to help. If you can follow these simple steps, I guarantee your designs will look better.

This list was born out of years of observing my non-designer friends, family and colleagues struggle with designing things they need in their everyday life. Personal newsletters, CVs and portfolios, pictures for posts on Facebook or Instagram, video thumbnails for YouTube and so on.

All of these people came to me for help and advice on how to make things look better. I’m a firm believer in the whole “teach a person to fish” idea, so rather than designing things FOR them, I tried to give them valuable advice that could help with similar issues in the future. …

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“Future Ethics” by Cennydd Bowles

Ethics? Oh no

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If you hear the word “ethics” and get an uncontrollable desire to tune out, I feel you. I finished Uni and got my degree in Philosophy in 2015. The years of having to struggle my way through the writings of Kant, Heidegger, Hobbs and the like are still fresh in my mind.

So, mind you, it was an out-of-this-world experience to encounter a book on ethics that cites both Kant, Heidegger and others but does not make me want to suffocate myself with a pillow.

(I apologize in advance to all of my philosophy professors who might be reading this. I loved your classes but alas the works of classic philosophers were never my cup of tea).

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Ce n’est pas une book review. Just my personal takeaways.

I finished “How to Make Sense of Any Mess” by Abby Covert today (it took me about 4 hours total to read, including making extensive notes). …


Anna 4erepawko Mészáros

Product designer • Leftist • Intersectional feminist • Aspiring antiracist • A11y champion • Books/games/Sailor Moon 🌙 • Ace 💜 • She/Her 🌈

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