There are countless things I’ve learnt while working on Wunderlist. One is the importance of a close relationship between designers and developers.

When I began my journey as a designer, I spent most of my time designing things in Photoshop. I was learning the trade you might say. At that point, I had never shipped a product or taken any of my drafts past the “Dribbble” stage.I would sit in my bedroom, behind a screen, rarely sharing my thoughts with other like-minded people. I didn’t discuss flows or ask for feedback from developers. Isolated, I never took time to consider…

Every day, we create so much stuff in our world that becomes irrelevant in just 24 hours. The lifespan of a Facebook post is about a day, an Instagram post is probably only going to be seen once by followers, a tweet dies after just a few minutes and that snapchat you just sent will be gone in seconds. But where do all these posts go? What happens to them? They’re all forgotten. We’re in a perpetual state of “Pull to Refresh” and sometimes fail to think about how the things we have in our hands and use every day…

I was fortunate enough to be invited to take part in a panel discussion about skeuomorphism and flat design at up.front in Berlin. It was the first time I spoke in public about design, about anything really and frankly, I was brickin’ it, but now I can’t wait to do it again!

There’s a time and a place for everything

First of all, I want to make it clear what side I’m on: neither ― there are no sides in my opinion. I’ll explain.

My Dad used to always say to me: “Timothy, there’s a time and place for everything.” There’s a time to use skeuomorphism and a…

I got invited to dribbble in August 2011 by Matthew Leak and it’s crazy to see how far I and the dribbblers I follow have come this past year, so here’s a short ode to dribbble.

For those of you who don’t know what Dribbble is shame on you! Here’s a small explanation:

Dribbble is a community of designers answering that question each day. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots that show their work, process, and current projects.

Good Work, Nice Shot

Sharing small screenshots is just the tip of the iceberg. Dribbble…

Timothy Achumba

Product Designer at Microsoft.

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