Free is losing it’s charm.
“Consider nothing sacred.”
“I keep noticing that the best design comes from folks who share their work early and often. No fear. No ego.”
“Throughout my entire career I’ve had engineering partners deep in the design process with me.”
“Great teams are the difference between quitting and deciding to go to bat one more time.”
“Seemingly small details can sometimes be so tricky to nail down. ‘This should be quick’ are dangerous words.”
“One of the biggest misconceptions about design is that it can make a bad idea into a good one.”
Learning more and more that many visual design problems can be solved purely with improvements to typography.“
“Hire people who learn constantly and teach others what they learn.”
Always rate the importance of decisions in debates.
“So so glad the hamburger navigation is dying. Designers can finally stop confusing primary navigation with a junk drawer.”
“This ‘designers don’t need a portfolio’ thing is killing me. Yes, sorry, you’re gonna have to show/explain past work to get a job.”
“So often when people thank me for helping, the truth is I listened and they did everything themselves.”
“There is nothing more simultaneously joyous and concerning to me than hearing raucous laughter coming out of a design critique.”
“One mistake I see people consistently make in their work (designers, managers, engineers, etc.) is over-solving problems. Sometimes the dumb, blunt solution is the best.”
“Something I wish I’d learned earlier in my career: The way companies run their recruiting process is a strong indicator for what it’s like to work there.”