Niraj Patil

Niraj Patil

Senior Product Designer @ NerdWallet Joined over 9 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • Posted to AMA: Jonnie Hallman, Destroy Today / Founder of Cushion, Apr 13, 2016

    Hi Jonnie, great to see you on DN. You were one of the very first people I followed on Twitter years ago and I've loved your work and insights ever since.

    I've been working on a small app myself and I wanted to know how you split your time between Cushion and your freelance gigs. What do you factor in when you decide to take a break from Cushion to work on freelance stuff, and (this is vague I know) how do you manage it?


    0 points
  • Posted to They don't want you to win., Dec 18, 2015

    Papa Bless.

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  • Posted to CC2015 is so bad I bought a copy of Sketch., Jun 16, 2015

    It took me playing around with Design Space to realize how incredibly slow PS is compared to Sketch. I still love Adobe. Their Device Preview is pretty quick, and their cloud features are very handy but if they can't improve application performance, I'll be sticking to Sketch for a while.

    7 points
  • Posted to Why Talented Creatives Are Leaving Your Shitty Agency, Nov 07, 2014

    As someone who just left an agency for a startup, I read the article and just saw all the boxes in my head getting checked off.

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  • Posted to Flarum, beautiful open-source forum software for the modern web, Oct 09, 2014

    Hey Toby.

    This looks awesome. Are you able to set up a basic demo somewhere for us to preview even a little bit of the forum's aesthetic and functionality, or is it too early for that?

    I'm currently using Telescope for a side project and since it's built on Meteor (and I know very little about Metoer), its installation process is a bit gnarly. I'm using it for its voting capabilities (which are surprisingly lacking in other popular forum platforms). I'm glad to see it in yours.

    I'm really looking forward to this. Good luck!

    1 point
  • Posted to Hey!, Sep 03, 2014

    Good stuff, Neil. Welcome to DN! I remember that Killers project well; we built their Battleborn site (among others). Say Hi to Martin for me :)

    3 points
  • Posted to Mountain - Mountain Simulator, Jul 02, 2014

    Bringing back some great Bryce memories.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site design: new, Jul 02, 2014

    I like what the Disney Lab has done. The kid in me wishes the brand's magic showed more in certain places, but to be honest, we're talking about 3+ decades of content aimed at both adults and kids. With such a huge demographic, it's not easy building the awesome-super immersive experience we want. It's going to be content rich first and foremost, and that's fine. Lay the foundation, and build all the immersive stuff on top.

    The site's acid test for me is Search and the Databank, and both work really well, I think.

    1 point
  • Posted to Feeling like giving up, in reply to Rob Dozier , May 28, 2014

    Edit: I re-read everything I just wrote about working on projects in your spare time, and while I still agree whole-heartedly with what Rob D.'s mentioned, I understand how hard it can be to actually do that. I've edited my comment to say something else instead.

    Stress, stagnation, the sense of failure, all of it can swallow you. As another commenter might have mentioned, one of the best things you can do is to be around someone who completely loves you and understand what you're going through. I've been where you are and it helps to share your problems with someone close to you, even if there's no way for them to fix it.

    It relieves you for a little while, and eventually helps you re-focus your strengths back to what you do best, knowing that things will eventually be alright.

    I know all of this sounds nebulous, but believe me when I say things really work out eventually. Hang on there. This will pass and you'll be much stronger for it.

    6 points
  • Posted to Show your portfolio, May 28, 2014

    Warms the cockles of my heart to be in such great, talented company here.

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