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The Broken Comb: Learning To Be a Multi-Skilled Designer
December 16, 2017 — If you’re not learning, you’re stagnating. Not every designer needs to learn to code, but they should learn beyond their core specialty.
The Hidden Complexity of “Just”
November 17, 2017 — Designers often see the world as a series of problems waiting to be solved. If we’re not careful, though, we may over-simplify problems to justify our solutions.
19+ Slack Groups for Designers & Developers
August 19, 2017 — Whether you want to find a group of like-minded peers to shoot the breeze with or you’re hoping to grow a new skillset, there are tons of great communities to connect with designers and developers.
A Rather Comprehensive Collection of Design Podcasts
July 24, 2017 — Looking to grow and learn from more experienced creators? Getting tired of the same old tunes in your headphones? Whatever the reason, podcasts are a great way to fill your ears with knowledge and keep up to date with trends.
Design Systems, Style Guides, and Pattern Libraries: Oh My!
July 17, 2017 — Many designers use the terms design system, pattern library, and style guide interchangeably. But they don’t mean the same thing. Here’s a quick primer on the differences.
In Pursuit of Intentional Design: How to Create with Care
June 25, 2017 — Finding ways to bake intentionality into your process can lead to more meaningful design, a more efficient process, and better outcomes for your users.
The Essential UX Library
January 25, 2017 — There's always more to learn in the wide world of user experience. I chose an extensive selection of books across a number of topics that are a great start to broadening your skills.
Every Designer Should Have a Portfolio
November 5, 2016 — There’s more reasons to have a portfolio than just getting the job you want. Your portfolio defines you as a designer, helps you learn and grow, and gives you a tool to share what you’ve learned with others.
Building Blocks to a Great Experience
September 8, 2016 — In the rush to learn the latest tools and techniques of user experience design, it can be easy to overlook the basic foundations.
We’re All New at This, and That’s OK
November 2, 2015 — The web has only been around for a little over two decades. We've come a long way in that time, but we still have a lot to learn when it comes to what works best. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!