Lucas Cobb

Lucas Cobb

Ongoing Services Web Design Manager at Blackbuad, Inc. Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Allan G.

  • 18 stories
  • Posted to Meet BudBud: My new company, mini-portfolio, and way to turn ideas into real things., Nov 16, 2018

    Dude I was transfixed by the drone footage, then when I scrolled and the tagline was "We just want you to feel something" I was like, yep, felt it.

    Amazing videography and I dig the style of this site. You should steer your personal portfolio site in this direction as well. Great work.

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  • Posted to Whimsical Sticky Notes (launched yesterday!), Nov 16, 2018

    Is the company named Whimsical and your product names Sticky Notes? Also, are the links at the top additional products you offer as a company (Flowcharts, Wireframes, etc.)?

    I'd suggest putting a separator in the name or something to discern between your brand and products. As a consumer I'm already confused as to what it is you offer just by going to your landing pages.

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  • Posted to Free Paper Christmas Figures, Nov 05, 2018

    These are awesome. Great way to get into the holiday spirit. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Posted to How do I find design jobs with positive, social impact?, Nov 05, 2018

    Work for a company that focuses on doing good in the world.

    I feel the same way you do so I work at Blackbaud -

    They only work with non-profits. I only work on sites whose goal is to help others every day. That is the only way I can really stomach being a designer this day in age.

    Find a company like this in France and you will be set.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Best (small) Project Management App, Mar 05, 2016

    I second using Wunderlist!

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  • Posted to "Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You" - UserOnboard, Mar 01, 2016

    Go with hipchat then. DND built in and the rest of the features Slack has. Seems like an issue with multi-tasking based on your article though. There may be some folks on your team that can interact on a Slack all day and still be extremely productive. If that is not you, work out a way to seem available while still being able to focus on your work. That may mean putting more hours in a work day.

    I'm one of those that can chat and work at the same time and a lot of people on my team can't. I still praise the tool to the higher ups as an important tool so they keep it in the workflow. Some folks at your shop might be doing the same. Adapt or you will fall behind.

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  • Posted to Odopod: Building a Design Firm for Tomorrow, Feb 22, 2016

    "We continuously make adjustments to our team and our process to align them with the kinds of work we expect to see in the next couple of years."

    Does this mean you dump your old employees and hire new who can hit the ground running on your agencies new direction or do you actively focus on professional development to "evolve" your current employee base to handle the new direction every few years?

    From what it sounds like, job security might not be a top priority at your agency, which would hinder your ability to hire on "career minded" talent.

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  • Posted to When is your design done? A simple checklist for successful design hand-offs, Feb 21, 2016

    This article is gold dust. I picked up a few new tools to try and appreciate the detailed description of every step in their process.

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  • Posted to A Message to Our Customers, in reply to Kyle Case , Feb 17, 2016

    Completely agree with your statement and after reading into further details throughout the day now see clearly how this can become a huge privacy issue. They are doing the right thing here, even if it is just talk!

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  • Posted to A Message to Our Customers, Feb 17, 2016

    Why not just hand over the device to Apple, have their engineers build this back door "extremely secretly" with measures to destroy it once used, unlock the phone and send it back to the FBI?

    In my mind these encryption experts at Apple already have an idea of how a backdoor could be built, and I bet there are ways of destroying a piece of code after it is used. It makes sense that this should happen via the device distributor as it is their proprietary property anyway.

    I'm all for the FBI fighting terrorism, but this seems like a lot more than that. I get a funny feeling like I did when all the NSA surveillance info was leaked.

    I do feel we need a way to combat terrorism, especially if there is sensitive information on the device that can lead to the apprehension of more terrorists, but just giving the FBI the keys to the most popular device in the US is not the answer. The FBI should send terrorist devices to Apple and have them unlock the devices, end of story.

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