Earl Carlson

Earl Carlson

Design Guy at DigitalOcean Joined almost 5 years ago

  • 10 stories
  • 29 comments
  • 35 upvotes
  • Posted to Subverted Design, in reply to Samantha S , Jan 16, 2018

    I don't disagree with a lot of what you're saying here and a lot of the same notions nearly drove me out of the tech industry in the first place. Essentially as soon as a company takes venture funding they are looped into a vicious cycle where they have to continually grow.

    There is a lot of satisfying design work needed in the world, and some of the same skill sets we use in our day to day to prove our worth in these institutions can also be used to prove worth in other areas. I'm not there yet, but I've got a few friends that are making a serious go at it, and I hope to soon as well. There's a lot of NGO's that could use the "design thinking" that we've crafted over the years.

    Now that being said we will probably not get that sweet tech salary, so if then we have to weigh those, what's more important some money in my pocket, or feeling like I'm contributing positively in the world?

    /ramblerant

    In all seriousness though, thanks for sharing <3 It's better that we are starting to talk about it.

    4 points
  • Posted to A Year of Pizza - Tracking of every pizza I'm eating in 2016, Jun 28, 2016

    Archie's is my favorite little gem in BK. Also convenient that it's less than a 10 min walk from my house.

    1 point
  • Posted to Revision Path talks design & life with designer Earl Carlson (podcast), in reply to KeVon Ticer , Apr 26, 2016

    Thanks! It's been really fascinating seeing how different cities have affected both myself and those around me. It's always a bit of a mystery how a new city will be, and that's part of the fun.

    0 points
  • Posted to When was the last time you opened an AMBER Alert?, in reply to Sean Goodwin , Mar 22, 2016

    Glad to hear you got something out of it! It was really fascinating to do the research on this article.

    That phone holds a special place in my heart, haha.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ello says Goodbye to UX, in reply to Mike Wilson , Jun 22, 2015

    Right there with you on this.

    It's terribly easy to be cynical. Unfortunately, there is already a lot of that in our industry.

    I'd much prefer to see amazing design thinking (especially when hiring), than critical essays on how some other designer has failed.

    6 points
  • Posted to Material Theme for Sublime Text, in reply to Sebastian De Deyne , Jun 15, 2015

    Amazing! Thanks for the heads up.

    0 points
  • Posted to Material Theme for Sublime Text, Jun 15, 2015

    Cmd + Shift + F seems to be broken at the moment.

    cmd shift f

    0 points
  • Posted to Fifty Perfect Beats: A curated playlist hip hop amazingness., in reply to Taurean Bryant , May 19, 2015

    Right? I love seeing this.

    0 points
  • Posted to Fifty Perfect Beats: A curated playlist hip hop amazingness., in reply to Chris Herbert , May 19, 2015

    Awesome, just had someone ask for a Beats link. Forwarding them here!

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