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During the summer of 2020, I was fortunate to connect to a fellow mentee named Lily Konings through ADPList. She runs her own blog, but was looking to collaborate with other designers to help answer questions submitted by readers. I decided to tackle the most upvoted question at the time:
Although new to the game, I have spoken to over 60 individuals for over an hour at a time within a 8 month period through ADPList and am also an active mentor within our design team at Lyft. I have discovered there are multiple…
I am asked from time to time “What company should I look for?” or “What should I look for in a design job?” As I am making my own personal transition, I would like to share some of the things I like to keep an eye out for.
In an office full of different positions, I feel it is important that everyone has a general understanding of design and the impact it has when done improperly (or properly!) and incorporates its insights at every opportunity. …
I will start off by saying that this was rather time consuming, but also fun since I was trying something new. The first time I did it took a while because I had to keep repeating steps but the second illustration I did only took a couple of nights. Time will also vary depending on how quickly you work in Illustrator.
I will keep this as short as possible as this is not meant to be a tutorial.
Tools: Illustrator (with Live Paint)
Time: About 1–2 weeks, with a couple of hours invested daily
Before getting started, it is nice…
Scalable Vector Graphics is widely used now because of it’s scalability, small file size, and browser support. Unfortunately, I haven’t experimented much with SVG animations and usually rely on CSS keyframes instead. I think I was too intimidated to try it because I didn’t know where or how to start.
Cue the dramatic music
Today, I will change that.
I feel there are many well written articles with a lot of detail, but I wanted to find something a beginner could understand. …
AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force.
I myself became a member a couple of years ago and was invited to join the AIGA Honolulu board soon after. Since becoming an active member, I would encourage any designer serious about their career to get involved. But why? I think this is an appropriate time to reflect on my experiences as a Design Leader and what AIGA means to me (without trying to make this sound like a sales pitch).
It is that time of year again to reflect on the past and look toward the future. With 2015 only a couple of weeks away, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to write about design trends I have noticed this past year and thoughts about what I hope to see less or more of.
Coined by Google Material Design, it is defined as:
Perceiving an object’s tangible form helps us understand how to manipulate it. Observing an object’s motion tells us whether it is light or heavy, flexible or rigid, small or large.
As a seasoned web designer, I’ve had many people ask me to design or build a website for them with an assumption that it is a quick process, which is not the case. This post will help someone understand what a designer must do prior to working on a design layout.
Hello there. I assume you are here because I sent you here to read this article before starting your project or you randomly stumbled across this post. Either way, welcome!
I get as anxious as anyone to see a design when starting a project, but unfortunately the documentation of…
People have various ways of keeping up with news daily. If you are a web designer or developer, it is crucial to stay informed with relevant information in this rapidly changing industry. If you are new to web design and are not too sure where to start, here are my top five online resources.
Smashing Magazine has been an excellent resource for a number of years. The thing that I find appealing about them is that they have a wide variety of articles which range from design, UX, coding, and even WordPress. Some of their articles which are several…
Something extra: Beautiful architecture from a firm in Japan.
Whenever I take a trip anywhere, I always have “cool designer-y shops” on my bucket list of places to find. On my most recent trip to Korea, I was delighted to find some stores which sold a variety of stationaries, paper-goods, and more. Although I probably missed a ton of great stores, these are the ones I did manage to find in a short amount of time.
I didn’t realize stores don’t care if you take photos in them or not. Apologies for the lack of photos for some stores. Most stores open at 10:30am or later.
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