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Make Time to Play: How Breaks, Hobbies, and Boredom Can Improve Creativity
July 27, 2019 — Our brains are amazing, but they're not wired to work constantly. Explore a few ways to take breaks and become more creative.
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.