In December 2016 we kicked off a New Years portfolio challenge for our community. We partnered up with .design, and gave away more than 500 free .design domain names to Hacking UI readers.
The brief was simply to do a portfolio re-design, while keeping it simple and focusing on presenting the work in a proper way.
On Wednesday we kick off The Master Class, a free series of lectures by experts in design, development, and technology. Our goal is to help you step outside of your comfort zone and expand your knowledge in areas that most professionals don’t get to touch upon in their day-to-day work. We are also pumped to learn about the newest, most cutting-edge topics and ask the questions we’ve been dying to find out.
Update Jan 26th 2017: Challenge has ended. Check out the showcase of selected portfolios. Remind me.. What are the prizes again? The 1st place will get: A one-hour consultation session with us (David & Sagi) to discuss your portfolio and create a strategy to build your personal brand You get a FREE spot in the…
Our guest today is none other than Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe and former Design Director of The New York Times. Khoi is the founder of the popular blog, subtraction.com, a true family man, and was named one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Influential Designers in America”. He is the author of two books and has a long history of launching successful startups and side projects. In this interview, we discussed how writing has helped Khoi, not only in his career as a designer, but also how writing a book gives him a certain amount of credibility, and why he would not trade his writing experience for anything in the world.
We’re excited to share that we have teamed up with .design domains to bring to you The New Year’s Portfolio Challenge!
This is a 1-month challenge that we want you all to participate in.
To incentivize you, we’re giving you a free .design domain name to build your site on!
Join us on for the live webinar in which we’ll share and discuss the results of the survey (and in which Sagi will also give a brief Sketch tutorial)
It is our pleasure to present to you Chris Coyier. Chris started his journey writing blogs he didn’t enjoy, and eventually realized that his passion was actually in coding the blogs and crafting the CSS behind them. He eventually closed down all of his blogs except one, and CSS-Tricks was born. His blog is now one of the largest front-end development blogs in the world and paved the way for his platform, CodePen, which allows developers to share demos of front-end code while inspecting the code at the same time.
Over the last decade, the term User Experience became more common and familiar mostly to individuals who work with and around digital products. Whether you’re a designer, developer, or a product manager- we all seem to share the same perception of how the user experience starts and where it ends- on a screen. However, in reality, our experience as users begins quite a few steps before we physically interact with a digital product, and it ends a few steps after we were done interacting with that product.
We’ve partnered with the amazing team at General Assembly, and created this survey to better understand the state of the industry and get a clearer picture of the tools that designers use to craft the digital products that the world uses.
Design practices – studios and companies with design teams – often ask designers to take on many roles: coding, research, usability testing, wireframing, visual aesthetics, and more. Smaller practices and startups must be conscious of resources. Yet, dedicated researchers are critical for growing design organizations to evolve.