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Barry White

Barry White

Perth, UK Founder & Designer at GoRoadie Joined 3 months ago

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  • Posted to Email Love - Email design inspiration and newsletter discovery, in reply to Rob Hope , Sep 09, 2019

    The discovery section is super interesting. Nice idea.

    I didn't quite get what it would be from the navbar link and related dropdown ("Why is there an 'email' category on an email inspiration website – surely everything is email?

    1 point
  • Posted to Dealing with condescending colleagues?, Sep 09, 2019

    If a colleague is being purposefully condescending, then report it to your manager. They need pulled up. That kind of behaviour is toxic in any workplace.

    If a colleague is being unknowingly condescending, as they don't "get it", they need to see the value the work you provide. I've definitely been in this position when I was a new designer, but mostly it was my fault. The work I was doing was re-enforcing the idea that I was there to "make it pretty". Mocking up what a stakeholder wanted, passing it on to the dev team, repeat.

    I broke out of this situation when I realised what my job actually was. The team had a problem, I created a rough prototype of a solution (which wasn't part of our regular process – I actually did this outside work as I had become so frustrated), and presented to the team, gathering their feedback. The team saw the direction we needed to move and it helped unblock us. We moved forward together.

    For me, it's all about demonstrating process and problem-solving techniques, which include the broader team. It came from actions I took – which can be a bit daunting if you're a new designer, especially if you're a bit shy.

    2 points
  • Posted to 5 Tips for designing landing pages that convert international students, in reply to Lola Rose , Sep 06, 2019

    I agree with you there, Lola, however the title of the post isn't "5 Tips for designing landing pages that convert", it specifically calls out converting "international students". Just missed the mark a bit.

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  • Posted to What do you look for in (online) portfolio's content wise?, Aug 12, 2019

    Assuming you're a UI designer… I want to know what you specifically contributed to any given project. So, let me quickly understand the problem you were addressing, how you contributed to the process of solving the problem and the impact of those and how you interpret them.

    I'd also like to know more about you as a person to work with.

    1 point
  • Posted to 5 Tips for designing landing pages that convert international students, Aug 12, 2019

    Sadly, the advice is quite generic for landing pages, rather than being international-specific. Only #2 shares some tips related to the article title.

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  • Posted to The Confusing State of Toggle Switches, Aug 01, 2019

    A solid alternative to the toggle switch is the faithful old checkbox.

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