What is design if not a way to tell a story (w/ Yasmine Evjen, Google)
It is our pleasure to present to you the inspiring Yasmine Evjen (that’s ev-Yan) – Design Advocate at Google, a storyteller and (previously) a Co-host at Material Podcast – a podcast all about Google and Android.
Yasmine started out as a front-end developer and a web designer, doing freelance work, working in agencies that allowed her to work in startups. That led her to turn to interaction design, and eventually evolving into UX design and Product Design.
Little did she know back then, that her passion for Android and Material Design will eventually get her the perfect role for her – A Design Advocate at Google.
In this episode, Yasmine shared her interesting story and inspiring insights, whether you’re starting out or not, this episode will give you tons of value.
The value of free education and building communities (w/ Quincy Larson, FreeCodeCamp)
Today we had the pleasure of talking to Quincy Larson – Founder and educator at “freeCodeCamp”, where you can learn to code completely for free.
Also, freeCodeCamp is an open source community, which is empowered by positive energy and empathy, has more than a million users and learners around the globe and also, it runs Medium’s largest technical publication. If you write about development, design, or data science — and are looking for an audience — this is a good place to get published and ‘borrow’ an audience of more than 1 million users.
In this episode, Quincy shared his insights on focusing passionately on one field, building communities and free education to everyone, on a scale that impacts the world massively even 20 years from now.
Breaking down design systems to atomic elements (w/ Brad Frost, Atomic Design)
We are honored to have with us today, the inspiring Brad Frost, Founder, and inventor of the “Atomic Design” system.
Brad started as a web designer, came out through the agency world, and eventually found himself consulting for teams, doing workshops, writing a blog and hosting a podcast.
Besides being a web designer, a developer, an Author and a Host, Brad’s background as a musician also connects with his work, that why he believes in the notes and the rules that make all the piece together.
In this episode, Brad shared with us his thoughts and insights about how to build a design system and development collaborative work, and how to implement that thinking in your organization.
The Falafel Method for UI Design
If you’ve ordered falafel from a proper Israeli falafel shop, you’ve seen ultimate productivity at play. It’s not an art, or a learned skill: it’s just getting the thing done. In the following article, I’ll be sharing a method that I came up with that helps me enjoy my work more and be more productive as […]
A Year Using Sketch – An Honest Review
A year ago I made a big move, and switched to using Sketch as my primary design tool instead of photoshop. When I wrote my article about moving to Sketch it received tons of feedback and you could say it went pretty viral. Some comments were supportive, and some were very disparaging. I remember one […]
Does design even matter?
For the past 5 years I have worked for several design studios and digital agencies designing mostly for startups and entrepreneurs on products ranging from small and niche apps to entire cyber security systems. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot but the main goal for most of the projects seemed to be […]
Sketch vs. Photoshop: why & how I moved to Sketch 3 and am not going back
I bet most of you are like me. You have a demanding full time job, maybe a family, maybe other side projects going on. No free time on your hands, not to talk about switching your main design tool. But on the other hand – let’s agree that opportunities need to be taken up on […]