Jake Barry

Jake Barry

Columbus, Ohio Senior Insights Analyst at EXPRESS; Designer at jakebarry.us Joined almost 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Do you read «Case studies» and find it useful?, Dec 05, 2018

    Some of my favorite case studies to read were from Teehan+Lax (when they were around). Still beautiful and inspiring to read today.

    For anyone who does branding work, I often find branding case studies to be more informative because the process and thinking is so integral to the work. Matchstic is one branding agency I enjoy following.

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  • Posted to Is it just me, or the dark theme on Mojave really sucks?, Sep 30, 2018

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin feel the same way and talked about it around the one-hour mark on Back to Work last week.

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  • Posted to What do you guys think about the New Gmail.?, Apr 26, 2018

    Like most people here, I am mixed about it. BUT, as someone who occasionally works on computers with screen sizes that should be illegal, I am so grateful for the collapsible left menu.

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  • Posted to Redesigned my Agencies Website - What do y'all think , Apr 20, 2018

    Looks gorgeous on iOS! Only minor thing I noticed is the gradient, rounded form button formatting looks a bit out of place.

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  • Posted to Solis — real time, multi viewport previewing of HTML, CSS, SCSS and LESS, Apr 19, 2018

    This looks incredible, and yet another app making me sad that I'm still on a PC.

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  • Posted to Password Strength Visualization, in reply to Dario Farina , Apr 18, 2018

    I was going back and forth on this too. On one hand, the clarity once you’ve reached the highest strength level is an apparent stopping point, but it does make more intuitive sense to obfuscate the image as the password becomes more secure.

    Super cool concept. Ultimately, though, the idea that people are manually creating passwords and not using something like 1password gives me so much anxiety.

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  • Posted to Volkswagen plans to change their logo, in reply to Matt Lewis , Apr 17, 2018

    Instagram was exactly what came to my mind as well...

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  • Posted to Volkswagen plans to change their logo, Apr 16, 2018

    ‘More Colorful’

    Oh dear.

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  • Posted to Design tool recommendations for in-house designers using Windows machines, in reply to Jrtorrents Dorman , Jan 30, 2018

    I’ve been using Affinity Designer on Windows and find it to be far more intuitive than Illustrator (and faster). There are a few features they haven’t built yet (like Image Trace), but overall an excellent tool.

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  • Posted to What’s Up With the Helvetica Font in ‘The Post’?, in reply to Darren Treat , Jan 14, 2018

    To add to Darren’s point, even if The Washington Post logo or a “newspaper-y looking” serif (good god) would have made the movie look like something from WP and wouldn’t stand out as this design does (I would guess that had they gone that direction, many would scroll past/miss the poster subconsciously because many of us see the WP logo every day). Using Helvetica helps this movie differentiate from a branding perspective, while not injecting a strong aesthetic otherwise. The decision to set the cast billing in a larger type size than the title leads to this conclusion as well.

    I haven’t seen The Post yet, but given the period covered, this branding fits the era as well (I realize this borders contradiction with what I said above, but hopefully this makes some sense).

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