AMA: Christopher Downer, Designer at Sketch

almost 8 years ago from Christopher Downer, Designin’ Sketch

  • Christopher Downer, almost 8 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words, Philip! Definitely is exciting, and I love what I do. As a designer, I’m aware of the pain others go through, so I totally want to alleviate some of that and make things easier for them, and of course myself.

    1) Nice try, I’m not going to reveal stuff that easily! I do want to share the features I’ve been working on though as I’m really excited about it, but let’s just say it’s uncharted territory. Something that’s not really been done, so there’s nothing really to take any references from.

    2) Correct! We’re all spread throughout Europe, and now have a member in the US with no main office. We’ve tried a lot of apps, but like HipChat, and we use GitHub for everything else (also, Waffle) I miss working in an office, but do enjoy working from home. Certainly there’s times where you just want a big whiteboard, and be able to talk to each other, than typing stuff out when you’re in a hot discussion, but I think it’s just something that just works for us. We all do try and meet up annually which is a lot of fun!

    3) It was my first real design job out of university (I dropped out) so it was an amazing place to go to where everyone was so passionate about making and shipping great software. I learned a tonne, from everyone I worked with, and the experience I got from there will last a lifetime.

    4) November 23rd at! (I live an hour outside the Big Smoke)

    5 points