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Interview with Erik Kennedy from Learn UI Design

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Erik Kennedy from Learn UI Design. During our short, 18-minute chat Erik shares the beginnings of his career, what led him to create his awesome UI design course, and what’s next for his brand new UX design course. If you’re thinking of taking either course, this interview might […]

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It’s hard to know where to start when working on a new application or adding a feature to an existing application. Some designers like to go straight to code, while others make sophisticated mockups in Photoshop or Sketch. I like to start with paper and pen. About 10 years ago I took up watercolor sketching […]

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Finding Time To Stay Current

When you’re heads down working on an ongoing project (or series of projects), weeks and months can slip by in a flash. Sometimes even years with bigger projects. And since technology changes rapidly every three to six months it can seem like an eternity in internet time. So how can you stay current when you […]

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Are Wireframes Obsolete?

Are wireframes obsolete? For years they’ve been used to help web design and development teams reach shared solutions and gain efficiencies on big projects. But with the shift toward rapid prototyping tools like Bootstrap, Framer, and others, are they really needed anymore? Who Needs Wireframes? Earlier this week one of my colleagues also questioned the […]

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UX In Typography

“Typography is what language looks like.” -Ellen Lupton, Thinking With Type Did you know that on average, people remember 80% of what they see vs. only 20% of what they read?* Since our brains are hard wired to understand visuals more than text, it’s a good idea to make that text as visually appealing as […]

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Interview With Sketch Master Creator Peter Nowell

Peter Nowell is the creator of Sketch Master, a series of short online courses for beginner to intermediate-level Sketch users. Highly endorsed by Sketch’s parent company Bohemian Coding, Peter somehow keeps his courses updated right along with Sketch’s constant software updates. He is also a successful freelance designer from San Francisco. His clients include Apple, […]

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