AMA: Khoi Vinh

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

  • Khoi Vinh, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    @John: Thanks for the questions.

    I spend a lot of time in Sketch. I'm a huge fan. Most everything I design, whether for native apps or for the web, starts there. I'll break out Photoshop or Illustrator to create assets for what I'm doing in Sketch, but I rarely do any actual UI design in those applications though.

    That said, I'm doing more and more design with a product that I've been working on with Adobe called LayUp. It's an iPad app that turbocharges the brainstorming stage of the design process—there's a video at that link that shows how fast it can be to get an idea out of your head, onto the iPad screen, and then pushed off to one of Adobe's desktop apps. I use it to capture new ideas really quickly. The Adobe team has been phenomenal in building it, and I'm hoping that a public beta will be out pretty soon. It's starting to change up my workflow, and I think it will do the same for lots of folks.

    As for what I spend most of my time on: Wildcard for sure. We bit off a huge challenge there, and there's tons of work to be done until we can say we're even halfway there. It's also the most fun of all my projects in the sense that I'm working with a great design team (my colleague Steve Meszaros and a freelancer) and a phenomenal engineering team. In fact, we're hiring another designer if anyone out there is interested.

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