Design Report — February 2019

I started these monthly design reports back in August 2017 to challenge my UI/UX design skills and grow as a designer. The main purpose of these side projects is to try out new techniques, plugins, prototyping tools and solve design challenges I’m interested in.

February was way busier than I expected, so this month I didn’t have too much time for side projects. However, I’m already working on new design concepts, so hang tight something totally new coming soon!

InVision IRL 2019 😍

The InVision Team

Since InVision is a 100% remote company we only see each other during Zoom calls throughout the year, except for one special week, when the whole company gets together in real life (IRL).

This year the IRL event was in Phoenix, Arizona in a hotel huge enough to accommodate 800+ InVisioners with conference center, water park, golf court and everything in one place.

Lobby part of the hotel with golf court

Since it was my first InVision IRL event it was so good to see everyone in person. Probably the funniest greetings were the “you look taller than I thought” or the “I almost didn’t recognize you without the glasses, cap and headphones on”.

Even though we see each other almost every day on video calls, we’re used to seeing each other only from a certain angle in the same room most of the time, so finally meeting with everyone was super fun and an awesome experience.

Q&A session with one of the greatest minds

We also had amazing keynotes about the past and upcoming years and useful workshops around some exciting topics like time management and communications, which are extremely relevant for us as remote workers.

The Design Team at its best

However, the most exciting meeting for me was definitely the one when the whole design team got together for an afternoon to chat.

Yes, confirmed, we’re real humans behind every Dribbble, Twitter, Facebok and YouTube post — with my design heroes Martha Bergmann, Charles Patterson and Pablo Stanley

After this year’s IRL I’m only even more excited for the next 12 months and the IRL next year!

Passed 25 million views on Unsplash 😱

When I started uploading photos on Unsplash, I wouldn’t have imaged in my wildest dreams that my photos will be seen more than 25 million times in a couple of months.

I’m super thankful for the Unsplash community and I’m looking forward to sharing more images soon!

Current stats

See you in a month 👋

I hope you learned something from this article and got pumped up with new design inspirations.

In case you have any questions or just want to talk about design, feel free to reach out on Twitter, Instagram or send me an email. Currently, I reply to all my emails within 1–2 working days.

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