AMA: Khoi Vinh

almost 7 years ago from Khoi Vinh, Subtraction.com, Principal Designer at Adobe

  • Khoi Vinh, almost 7 years ago

    Thanks Kelly!

    "How They Got There" was actually inspired in part by "Founders at Work." If you haven't read it, that's a fantastic resource for anyone interested in how tech companies get built, and really how people turn their ideas into reality. I read that several years ago and always wanted to read something similar about designers.

    So a while ago, when I was between projects, I decided I would actually take it on and do it myself. I reached out to 14 wonderful designers I know and asked them to each spend about an hour with me over Skype/Hangouts. It sounded like it was going to be a fairly easy project in the beginning, but the editing of all the interviews into readable form was much more work than I anticipated.

    I'm really happy with the end result though; a few people who have read the early drafts have said they can't put it down, which is really flattering.

    3 points