I'm glad product designers are finally realizing the importance of deep focus. It's going to take a lot to undo the current state of "Pay attention to me!" notification overload but hopefully we'll get there eventually.
I wonder why they give Stride as the name when Stripe is a well-known company?
Only domain that was free as ".com" and ".video"
Kevan the artifact in the microphone icon in the second image is making my right eye twitch!
Funky vector issue. Well-spotted.
No illustrations or clever copy can make up for timing, the one thing slack got right, unless they have a delorean somewhere at their HQ.
But they potentially could kill Slack with some killer features. I mean, look at the size of Slack and the size of Atlassian. They have much more man-power to kill it.
Don't get me wrong, but have a look at the MySpace <-> Facebook thingy. Look who is the market leader nowadays.
Some great comments here. While the illustrative style is getting tired, coming up with the 'new' thing is easier said than done.