Craig Rozynski

Craig Rozynski Joined over 6 years ago via an invitation from Ben S. Craig has invited Oliver Rozynski

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  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 11, 2019

    Thomas, seriously, fuck the pension. The thought of it terrifies me and drives me in equal measure. We don't have to punch the clock until our teeth are falling out. It just requires a bit of strategic thinking and tenacity. Hustle!

    0 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 10, 2019

    "If hard work made us rich, donkeys would be draped in gold"

    6 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., Apr 10, 2019

    I'm 40 and have worked remotely since 2007. I delegate out a bit of the work but otherwise I'm very hands-on.

    I've been kicking around the idea that I now have 10 years to conceive and execute an escape plan. Not entirely sure what that is yet, but it will probably be a mix of delegation, investment, and focusing more on income-producing assets (design asset sales, apps, and physical products).

    I think at this age it would be shortsighted not to start thinking about how your career ends. Gotta have a plan.

    12 points
  • Posted to Helvetica Now, Apr 10, 2019

    So torn on this. Probably should be in my kit, but even a revamped Helvetica is still a lazy font choice imo.

    1 point
  • Posted to How do you give feedback on design implementation to developers?, Nov 01, 2018

    I share a Google Sheet.

    I also mark up screenshots, save them to a Project/Feedback folder, and Dropbox link to it in the spreadsheet when needed.

    Update: Everyone's using JIRA these days, I've been using that more often. Also had a good experience using

    6 points
  • Posted to Dropbox dialing their new(-ish) branding down?, Oct 19, 2018

    It's because Collins are almost certainly no longer involved. They were paid to do the rebrand and have moved on. If anything they're probably consulted on for things like landing page refreshes, but not actual product design.

    Let's assume Dropbox designers were as horrified as everyone else and over time there will be a gradual toning back, as shown with Arlen McCluskey's plans page.

    Common sense prevails!

    1 point
  • Posted to Introversion and Your Career, Oct 10, 2017

    Shy folk tend to have more empathy, which is a good design trait to have.

    We might have issues with things like social anxiety but extroverts have their own problems too, like being obnoxious.

    It's not that black and white either – there will always be people shyer than us and those that are more outgoing than us too, perhaps the trick is being content with the 'settings' we have.

    0 points
  • Posted to The New Dropbox, Oct 04, 2017

    Credit to Dropbox for breaking away from the light and breezy illustration style that's now ubiquitous and overdone, in such a ballsy way.

    Dropbox outsourced the rebranding to Collins. The new brand makes sense in the context of that studio's body of work:

    Collins work is old fashioned. Reinterpreting trends from the past is fine, but to my eye it's more regurgitation than reinterpretation.

    When Dropbox introduced their illustration style it was refreshing and fun to watch it evolve over time. It was so good that it was imitated to the point where they felt they needed to throw it away and start over again, looking for the 'new' thing.

    I don't think Dropbox is going to be the brand that introduces that 'new' thing this time around.

    3 points
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