👨👩👧👧 👨💻 family man running a design collective. co-founded a public company. on a forbes list. punk rock/tattoos. persona non grata. hates it here.
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Apr 13 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
unsolicited advice for design recruiters:
the designers you’re trying to hire see through your sales-oriented drip campaign
would you ask someone out on a date by first mentioning your salary, career trajectory, how big your house is, and that your parents are rich?
i’m not saying that dating and recruiting are identical, but they’re similar
i am saying that your robotic (literally) sales pitches fall flat and this is why you’re struggling to meet your hiring quotas and lamenting that “hiring designers is hard”
Feb 11, 2020 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
One thing I've always tried to strive for in my interface design work is something I refer to as "Transformative UI" which is UI that adapts, morphs, and transforms into the next step of the interaction pattern.
Context and semi-rational spacial logic help understanding.
When an entire screen refreshes (or slides in) to show a completely different interface, it takes time for your brain to catch up to what you're observing.
It's like watching a basketball disappear and reappear 20 yards away as a football.
Nov 11, 2018 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
IMO, there are two reasons that designers are afraid to show their work early and collaborate like this:
1. Insecurity 2. A team or boss who aren’t capable of providing constructive criticism
Ideally, designers should feel comfortable letting people in ASAP.
The fact is that we designers don’t have all the answers, and more often than not other folks will have insight that you could never have gained without them.
It can be tough to learn how to let go and collaborate efficiently.
Nov 8, 2018 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
I woke up at 2am last night and rolled over to see the news about Thousand Oaks, a town that’s right next to the one where my family lives.
I thought “should I text them? there’s no way my sister would be at this bar on a Wednesday.” So I went back to sleep.
She was. She was on the fucking dance floor when the place was being shot up.
She was able to escape out of the kitchen, but a handful of her friends weren’t as lucky.
Oct 9, 2018 • 149 tweets • 23 min read
Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry on how awful the project and exec team was.
I'm still pissed about the bait and switch they pulled by telling me I'd be working on Chrome, then putting me on this god forsaken piece of shit on day one.
This will be a super slow burn that goes back many years. I’ll continue to add to over the next couple of days. I’ll preface it with a bunch of backstory and explain what I had left behind, which made me more unhappy about the culture I had come into.