This advice works both ways:
This advice works both ways:
A lovely fansite dedicated to the life and work of Paul Rand.
Brendan describes the software he’s using to get away from Adobe’s mafia business model.
An online documentary series featuring interviews with smart people about the changing role of design.
As technology becomes more complex and opaque, how will we as designers understand its potential, do hands-on work, translate it into forms people can understand and use, and lead meaningful conversations with manufacturers and policymakers about its downstream implications? We are entering a new technology landscape shaped by artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and synthetic biology.
So far there’s Kevin Slavin, Molly Wright Steenson, and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, with more to come from the likes of Matt Jones, Anab Jain, Dan Hill, and many, many more.
Something that I am increasingly uncomfortable with is our industry’s obsession with job titles. I understand that the landscape has gotten a lot more complex than when I started out in 2009, but I do think the sheer volume and variation in titles isn’t overly helpful in communicating what people actually do.
I share Andy’s concern. I kinda wish that the title for this open job role at Clearleft could’ve just said “Person”.
Dan compares the relationship between a designer and developer in the web world to the relationship between an art director and a copywriter in the ad world. He and Brad made a video to demonstrate how they collaborate.
Interviews with designers, where they talk about their backgrounds, tools, workflows, and day-to-day experiences.
Mike lists five tool skills he looks for in a designer (not that every designer needs to have all five):
Swap the first one out for some markup and CSS skills, and I reckon you’ve got a pretty good list for developers too.
I love hearing stories like this. Anything that breaks down the perceived designer/developer divide is a good thing, in my opinion.
A nice resource (built in HTML5) to connect developers and designers who want to Make A Thing.
Beyond the personal annual report; it's the personal brand identity guidelines.
A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.
Cindy is now working for nclud. That's good for Cindy and good for nclud.
Beautiful artwork in a minimalist interface. But you'd better have your browser window maximised on a big monitor. *sigh*
Leslie is on the telly! How freakin' cool is this?
Last.fm are hiring. If you're London-based and in the job market, I can think of a lot worse places to work.
Having left web accessibility behind him, Joe camps out at the Clearleft office where he immediately turns into a wanker designer.
New kids on the block.
Last.fm are looking for a designer. Want to be part of an exciting Web 2.0 startup without moving to the valley? Now's your chance.
Stan talks about the upcoming Event Apart in Philadelphia.