AMA: Working File Contributors Kara Haupt, Lola Landekic, Matt McInerney, and Andy Mangold

5 years ago from , Co-Founder and Designer at Friends of The Web, Co-Host of Working File

Hi Designer News! On the next episode of Working File Kara Haupt and Lola Landekic, two of the most knowledgable and experienced designers I know, will be joining Matt and I to answer your questions. I thought I'd start a thread here and open it up to your questions.


  • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, 5 years ago

    Let me try to break the ice.

    I was wondering what's your opinion on the influence of classical graphic design education on today's interface designers. (When I say education I don't mean only art school, I mean anyone who knows their graphic design history and fundamentals.)

    I'm noticing that more often than not, talented young UI designers of today don't pay too much mind to it. When someone mentions a grid, their first association is a CSS framework. Without this knowledge, are they missing out on anything? Would they produce better or more meaningful work if they had it?

    On the other hand, are they perhaps better off without the burden of graphic design's legacy and its limitations, going head-first into designing for screens?


    – Stefan from Serbia

    P.S. Keep up the good work, been a fan since the early days of OTG.

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  • Yitong ZhangYitong Zhang, 5 years ago

    Heya! Thanks for doing this.

    Loved Episode 4, where you guys covered starting side-projects. As a follow-up, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the slow grind of maintaining and growing them.

    I have a tendency to make things for the pleasure of making them, and would love for them to turn into real useful products for a lot of people. But as someone who grew up in a culture where talking about yourself is frowned upon, I find it very offputting to self-promote. How do you deal with that?


    Edit: I guess I should start with shameless plug for my current project: http://www.goodweb.design/

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    • Andy Mangold, 5 years ago

      Thank you for the question! Unfortunately it didn't make it in before we recorded. Do you mind if I keep it on file if we decide to do another Q+A episode in the future?

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