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Taurean Bryant

Taurean Bryant

Design @ Voyager Studio Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Taurean has invited alec s, Nicole Francesca Pagliaro, Eric Boyer, Dominik Martin, Josh Green and 5 others

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  • Posted to Visual Idiot retires from the industry, Aug 17, 2018

    This is a bummer to read. I hope people don't just equate this to typical burnout that might come from otherwise healthy work but from the toxicity the internet can be. We individually contribute to that either actively or passively. As a community, we didn't do enough to make her feel welcome and that's on us.

    1 point
  • Posted to Is this spec work?, in reply to Alex Hoffman , Aug 06, 2018

    I only ask because the only time I've ever received useful valuable feedback on work I've done has been on work done for someone else (which makes sense, it's the work I was able to genuinely prioritize and think about as well as work on in a real environment instead of a hypothetical vacuum).

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  • Posted to Is this spec work?, in reply to Alex Hoffman , Aug 06, 2018

    genuinely asking, what kind of feedback would an employer give to newly created work they couldn't also give to existing portfolio work?

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  • Posted to Is this spec work?, Aug 06, 2018

    when someone starts to provide designer services without compensation in the hopes that they might get compensated in the future, it becomes spec work. Generally I don't like creating new things when interviewing places but as long as it takes me an hour or less I don't mind too much.

    With that said, part of why I don't like doing it is because it doesn't give a whole lot of insight as to how valuable that designer is. Divorced from any real context (biz requirements, user feedback, collaborating with other designers, real-world process), theres no way to gauge the quality of design decisions.

    To me, a useful design exercise would be one that tries to emulate a real-world environment as closely as possible. For example, you could create a hypothetical situation in which X business is running into Y problem and is strongly considering Z feature/approach to alleviating that problem. You could then ask the designer what questions they would seek answers to and why those questions are important. How would that inform their design process? At that point you're able to talk about design decisions/process/flow in a more illuminating way.

    5 points
  • Posted to Create your design system, part 2: Grid & Layout, in reply to Mark Vog , Jul 25, 2018

    They're not mutually exclusive.

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  • Posted to Sidemake - Side-Projects from makers with day-jobs at top tech companies, in reply to Beto de Castro Moreira , May 17, 2018

    I agree this seems short-sighted. I work at a pretty big company but I wouldn't want my side-project associated with where I work since they're completely unrelated things. This also shuts people out who may be talented but don't have access to these companies (or take issue with them ethically).

    6 points
  • Posted to Pen or pencil when sketching?, May 04, 2018

    Pen, mainly because the idea is to run through a lot of quick concepts, not polishing one specific approach.

    5 points
  • Posted to New Portfolio: t-bryant.com, in reply to Marcel van Werkhoven , Oct 18, 2017

    I implemented that change as a precaution. Just for clarity, did you see work & bench on separate lines or did you see it as "Work-Bench"?

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  • Posted to New Portfolio: t-bryant.com, in reply to Ken Em , Oct 16, 2017

    That's totally fair. I should make that a lot more clear.

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  • Posted to Anyone using Subform?, Sep 22, 2017

    I backed it on kickstarter which gave access to their beta message boards. It seems like the community is somewhat active and development has been consistent but I personally haven't tried to incorporate it into my work because it still feels too unstable. Since I backed subform I've also started to use Figma which has worked out really nicely for me.

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