Josiah D

Josiah D

Portland OR Experience Designer Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Experiences with switching from Adobe to Affinity, Jul 17, 2018

    Sounds like you're a good candidate for Affinity! It took a bit of learning (and a lot of Googling) because it's just different enough to cause some headaches in the beginning.

    I still open Illustrator from time-to-time for a couple functions, but am mostly able to do what I need in Designer. Affinity also feels like they're innovating at a quicker rate than Adobe.

    If you're mostly leveraging Sketch, and only using about 1% of the Adobe suite, I would definitely recommend at least trying Designer out for a little bit.

    Affinity Photo is also a pretty great Photoshop substitute if you're only doing a couple photos per month.

    Good luck!

    1 point
  • Posted to Introducing MapKit, a macOS app concept for making your own games., May 21, 2018

    Pretty great! One tiny bit of feedback: with things like ARKit floating around, I assumed this was some sort of Apple Maps thing until I clicked through. Shifting the name a bit (LevelKit?) might help it stand out a little more.

    0 points
  • Posted to Best app for holding library of screen grabs, inspo images?, in reply to Florian Grau , Mar 07, 2018

    Cool! Looks great as well. I'll have to give it a shot at some point.

    0 points
  • Posted to Best app for holding library of screen grabs, inspo images?, Mar 05, 2018

    I'm a recent convert and love it so far (I'd been using Pinterest until then).

    Didn't realize you weren't able to upload from iOS, that seems like a bit of a bummer. I imagine you could easily nab image from Image Capture or a text, but that seems like a workaround you shouldn't need to do.

    4 points
  • Posted to Google has removed the 'view image' button from search results, Feb 16, 2018

    I'd have rather had a "Filter Out Pinterest" button.

    29 points
  • Posted to 2018: What are the alternatives to After Effects for Interaction Design?, Jan 15, 2018

    Bit of an odd option, but I know some people who are wizards with Keynote.

    If you've not seen it, this is a video of Google's Material introduction side-by-side with a total recreation done in Keynote:

    0 points
  • Posted to Running a design company for 3 years — the things I have learned so far., Mar 15, 2017

    What sort of tests do you employ? A solid portfolio (one that includes process) paired with some targeted questions should hopefully be enough to shine a light on someone's design process and thinking.

    I've seen shady companies employ tests as a way to get free work, and it rarely speaks to a solid design process. Many designers I know, including myself, have turned down these kind of tests during the interview process. However, I certainly sympathize with the bait-and-switch situation described in this article.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Facebook Redesign Challenge: Win $200 to Creative Market & a Free Dribbble Invite, Nov 15, 2016

    It's troubling that the very first example given opens with "Zuri makes a bold proposition to remove Facebook ads…" This is a nice aesthetic exercise, but it's not design. Ads are part of the elements an actual design at Facebook would be required to hold in balance.

    2 points
  • Posted to Alternative to After Effects?, in reply to Trev Morris , Oct 27, 2016

    Another vote for Keynote here. It's actually a decently powerful motion program. Here's another example.

    1 point
  • Posted to Spotify A/B testing new playbar?, in reply to Casey Britt , Oct 25, 2016

    I keep finding myself automatically going to where the old UI was and clicking on empty space :(

    1 point
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