Designer News 2.0 (medium.com)

over 7 years ago from , Head of Product Design at Zoomer


  • Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, over 7 years ago

    I love designer news, seriously. Sometimes, I visit here more than facebook or twitter. It's such a great community and I'm very hopeful about it, it will grow up more.

    However, it was growing slowly. There are many designers out there not even heard of designer news. I had a dozen of interviews for a job in the previous weeks and I was very surprised that none of them heard about this site. I think Designer News should gain momentum but I also understand why Allan and Kelly chose the way to grow it gradually: not to lose control of the community and they did it perfectly.

    I hope and expect Andrew to make it better, stronger and reputable.

    18 points
  • Philip LesterPhilip Lester, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Wow, can't wait to see how Metalab spices up DN. It's a great site, but feel like there's a lot that can be improved upon.

    4 points
  • Justin JacksonJustin Jackson, over 7 years ago

    Congrats Andrew! Glad the site is in good hands.

    0 points
  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 7 years ago

    This is one of the few discussion boards where I'll sit and read paragraphs upon paragraphs of comments, and it's a nice alternative to those more frugal forms of communication. Let's hope the quality lives on.

    0 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 7 years ago

    Awesome. This is great news!

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  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 7 years ago

    Iā€™m working with a handful of great companies that make products specifically for designers on some simple, understated sponsorships

    didn't DN already try that?

    0 points
    • Andrew WilkinsonAndrew Wilkinson, over 7 years ago

      They did but LV blew up before they could get it self-sustainable. Even then, venture backed startup so it was irrelevant.

      0 points