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Head of UX Design at Tabmedia Joined 7 months ago
I'm still using Photoshop and Adobe XD, I wasn't able to move to Affinity Designer completely even though I have bought the license.
The lack of distort/warp vector features make some designs impossible to make in the same amount of time (I do icon design, UI design and digital illustration). Also there are some bugs with the artboard's grids and no integration with tools like Zeplin, which is essential if you work on a medium or large team.
Looking at the main page the stock images used to frame the projects in the devices scream at me. The third one on "Case Studies" shows more computer keyboard than any design. I suggest you use your work as thumbnails instead of framing them into stock pictures. The "Project Quick-Looks" ones are far better at presenting your work - although some are still too stock-y.
Also I don't get what's the difference between the case studies and the quick look ups, and frankly I'm not interested in learning what the "god + design" thing is. It's all thumbnails and they need to clearly state what I'm looking at. Is it work? Is it study? Are these client cases? Are these just images? What do I get by clicking them? Maybe you could just do with a big "visit my visual blog" link instead of the god thing.
In the case studies, there is way too much text. I understand you want to take readers through the process, but maybe coupling every other paragraph with an image will help illustrate it better and keep it interesting. Also, you need to shorten those paragraphs.
You can look for branding guidelines of companies or portfolios on google. You can even download the PDFs.
Hi Rachel, I really like your work, but as Steven said, it lacks something a bit more personal. Maybe a picture of you, or some text talking about yourself.
Also, you might want someone to review the grammar in your text, just so it feels more professional.
+1 for testing. It depends more on how you organize the items in a shop than what is being used currenty in other sites. If your taxonomy doesn't help people find things, then it's not an issue of breadcrumbs or not. If I'm category-browsing (say, I have no idea what to buy a nephew for xmas) then breadcrumbs would be my best friends (more than search).
I'm one of those annoying people on the AD forum that keep complaining about how they're falling behind schedule and not paying attention to important features. I've been asking for Distort/Bend feature for 4 years. It's just not ready yet. And with every AI update it's just harder for them to keep up.
Great work. Have you published this on the Webflow showcase gallery?
Same thing here in Brazil. I started working as an UX designer when I was already a mid-level art director, so now that I'm 7 years in UX, I've started getting requests to manage teams as a senior ux designer.
If you don't want to work on a management level, you'll also have trouble getting higher pay (if you're working on companies and agencies, as a freelancer it's a different story...)
Webflow is awesome, I use it for my personal site (nothing too fancy) and for some freelancing stuff. They have continuous updates to the features set and always reply with great advice and help on the forums.
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