Aaron D

Director of Design Joined over 6 years ago

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  • 345 upvotes
  • Posted to What the hell happened with DN?, May 24, 2018

    What happened? Andrew Wilkinson happened. Much like Dribbble, his acquisition of Designer News quickly turned DN from a well-curated culture of design thought leadership and discussion into a monetized popularity contest.

    25 points
  • Posted to The key to gaining 15K+ followers on Dribbble & Instagram., in reply to James Lane , Mar 06, 2018

    You magnificent bastard

    3 points
  • Posted to The key to gaining 15K+ followers on Dribbble & Instagram., Mar 05, 2018

    Wow, so now we are writing articles how to boost vanity metrics that don't mean a thing in the professional world... Have we really have stooped this low as a design community? What's next, a $200 course focused on "Creating the perfect Dribbble post"?

    We are designers. The core of our profession is to understand and solve problems that help enrich people's lives, and it is our duty to apply this not only to our employers/clients/end-users, but also our fellow designers. "How to get Dribbble/Instagram Famous" isn't a design problem, it's a problem of vanity and ego.

    38 points
  • Posted to Pantone Color of the Year - Ultra Violet, in reply to Sacha Greif , Dec 08, 2017

    It already had its comeback... "Millennial Pink"

    1 point
  • Posted to New Ebay Logo Color System , Oct 18, 2017

    Jesus Christ.

    6 points
  • Posted to How to grow an agency from 2 to 20 employees in 2 years while staying perfectly sane., Jun 23, 2017

    This article is missing the most critical part of growing from 2 to 20 employees: how you guys obtained new contracts and clients that enabled the growth.

    What was your client acquisition strategy or differentiator that allowed Zajno to have that level of growth? I feel like the article is less one about "How to grow an agency..." and rather "Here's some common sense knowledge that every freelancer/agency should already know."

    7 points
  • Posted to Why UI designers won't be unemployed soon, in reply to Santiago Baigorria , Nov 25, 2015

    Writing and debating about proper usability conventions or different frameworks is one thing and produces healthy debate and outcomes that are beneficial to both parties.

    Debating whether or not people in our industry will still be employed by trying to look into a crystal ball and make predictions benefits no one.

    8 points
  • Posted to Why UI designers won't be unemployed soon, Nov 25, 2015

    How about people stop debating via clickbait Medium articles whether or not designers are going to be unemployed and focus on making good products instead?

    22 points
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