You must have heard all the hype about NFTs everywhere, and you might be asking yourself how to get into the action. But also, like me, a month ago, you must have been faced with a steep learning curve to get started. In this series, I want to explain some of the basics of becoming a collector. We’ll begin with wallets!
OMG. Photoshop is finally on the iPad! Now we can do digital painting, build animations, and create beautiful cat memes on a tablet. Aww yeah!
Glyphy is a simple online tool that allows you to easily copy special characters & symbols (also known as glyphs) to your device’s clipboard so that you can then paste them to any document or…
Typography: Fontsmith Variable Fonts
More Typography: Hellvetica
News: No More Political Ads on Twitter
More News: Google Buys Fitbit
Resources: Line Awesome
Illustrator: Diana Stoyanova
Thoughts: Availability heuristic
Portfolio: Bruno Simon’s Portfolio
Illustrator: Jade Purple Brown
Design Systems: Spectrum
Tool: Screen Size Map
Game: Can You Draw a Perfect Circle?
Resources: The Freelance Life
Collections: Awesome Design Plugins
Today I launched Open Doodles, a set of free illustrations that embraces the idea of Open Design. You can copy, edit, remix, share, or redraw these images for any purpose without restriction under copyright or database law (CC0 license.)
I hope that this kind of resource makes it easier for designers to show the value of illustration in their mockups. Maybe you use these images as placeholders before you’re ready to hire an illustrator. Or perhaps this will encourage others to create their own kit and share it with the world.
New Logo and Site: Sandwich New Logo & Site
Just a New Logo: Twitch New Logo
Another New Logo: Yahoo New Logo
Good Read: Designing at Google
Personal Update: Profiles in Latinxs Who Design
Thoughts: Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them
Sandwich is the most sought-after producer of videos for tech companies, large and small. They’ve made videos for Slack, Casper, Coin. They just changed their name from Sandwich Video to only Sandwich, featuring a bold, vibrant new logo that looks more… sandwichy.
Tools: Xcode 11
Illustrator: Nico 189
Illustrator: Brigitte Cronje
Tutorial: Creating an Illustration Library
Tutorial: Animating with Flipaclip
Resource: Smarter Patterns
Resource: Product Disrupt
Thoughts: The Ten-Percent Myth
Colorbox is a tool to produce color sets with accessible contrast ratios between text and background. You can set the number of steps, and change the saturation, hue, and luminosity values of the start and end. Lyft’s design team open-sourced this excellent app. 🎨
Xcode 11 brings SwiftUI, a new framework with design tools to enable a new…