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Tools: Photoshop on iPad
Resources: Glyphy
Design Systems: Chicago Design System
Communities: Elpha
Typography: Typographic Illusions
Category: Framer Guide to React
Thoughts: The Frequency Illusion

This newsletter was originally sent on 11/11/2019
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Photoshop on iPad—Tools

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…

Embracing Open Design as a way to learn and grow together.

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.

Some of these doodles are direct scans of sketches…

Spamming since 2019

In this issue:

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

This newsletter was originally sent on 09/30/2019.
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Sandwich New Logo & Site—New Logo

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.

Twitch New Logo—New Logo


Organic Design Goodies

In this issue:

Tools: Colorbox
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

This newsletter was originally sent on 09/23/2019.
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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—Tools

Xcode 11 brings SwiftUI, a new framework with design tools to enable a new…

Weekly Design Spam

In this issue:

Learn: Learning Music
Inspiration: Leta Sobierajski
Case Study: Slack Kit
Weird: 3D Reddit
Portfolio: Anthony Goodwin
Typeface: ITC Benguiat
Movie: Spirited Away

This newsletter was originally sent on 09/16/2019.
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Learning Music—Learn

Ableton does it again by creating an interactive crash course of music-making lessons. No prior experience or equipment is required; you’ll do everything right here in your browser. You’ll learn about using midi to create beats, chords, and melodies. In case you missed it, their last course on Learning Synths was also amazing.

Leta Sobierajski—Inspiration

Check out the work from Leta Sobierajski. She combines traditional graphic design with…

Pablo Stanley

CEO and cofounder at Blush, bringing illustrations for everyone.

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