DesignOpinions

“Being a product designer is constantly being reminded you have no idea what you’re doing.”

DesignResources

Glyphs

A collection of common Unicode symbols to copy and paste.

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DesignOpinions

“Whatever problem you find on a big platform, I can promise you the design team has multiple detailed solutions collecting dust somewhere.”

DesignOpinions

“Designing fresh interfaces in only black & white is really hardcore, need to be super creative with layers, depth, shadows, and spotlights to make it interesting.”

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“In product development, your risk of failure is directly proportional to the number of assumptions baked into each iteration.”

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“Great design comes from great dialogue.”

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“There is no perfect tool which is why we have so many of them.”

DesignResources

Lucide

A community-sourced icon toolkit for popular web libraries.

DesignTools

Mesher

A tool to create beautiful mesh gradients only with CSS.

DesignOpinions

“For design leaders, there’s no such thing as overcommunication.”

DesignOpinions

“The designer in me is excited about web components since they may take us all closer to the one open standard we're lacking in design tooling today.”

DesignOpinions

“I notice a lot of people keen to become better public speakers or greater writers but almost never an open focus on becoming better listeners.”

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“The best way you can push on a product roadmap as a designer is to inspire the team by visualizing the future.”

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“You’re not a real designer unless you buy design books just to put on your shelf and never read.”

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“Design systems are culture change disguised as a UI kit.”

DesignSamples

Potluck

What if you could start with a text note and evolve it into an interactive tool?

DesignOpinions

“I’ve almost never met a web form design that couldn’t be improved. Most just break your heart.”

DesignTools

Bezel

Design and prototype on a spatial canvas together.

DesignOpinions

“Isn’t ‘sleep on it’ the best design advice ever? Can’t count the number of times in my career this has been super helpful.”

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“It's easy to shit on designers. It’s harder to shit on the unseen structures, management practices and power dynamics that directly influence designers’ work.”

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“In a world of generative AI, curation will become the new creation.”

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Most companies don’t need ‘great design’ – it can even hurt a business. Most just need ‘good enough’ design.

DesignOpinions

“80% of the design process is exploring alternates only to come back to a slightly modified version of the one you started with.”

DesignOpinions

“The current education in the UX field is way too focused on polished deliverables, not enough on your feet skills and thinking techniques.”