Tom Cavill

Tom Cavill

London cofounder bricklane.com Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Cole P.

  • 13 stories
  • 25 comments
  • 16 upvotes
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Daniel Hudson , Jul 08, 2017

    This is the best take I've read on Schiff.

    The commenters pointing out that Roger Ebert wasn't a great director; or Brian Sewell an artist of repute miss the point that critics have to have taste. The problem with Schiff is that he wants to live in a world where all UIs are skeuo — a misplaced nostalgia for a fleeting trend.

    It's like Ebert complaining that every film he reviews isn't Toy Story.

    1 point
  • Posted to Frets: All the guitar scales, Feb 28, 2017

    This one of the best minimal guitar scale sites written in React I have seen this week

    3 points
  • Posted to How to: Find a name for your product, in reply to Sean Robertson , Jan 13, 2015

    Hey Sean,

    Thanks. I think, as per the article, I just let it sit for a few days/weeks and began using it conversation. I found I was confident in saying the name to people and felt comfortable announcing the product as Peeps.

    I think you probably have to just dive in and start using the name in order to work out how you truly feel about it. Until then, it's just sort of internal speculation.

    0 points
  • Posted to Keep track of English Premier League fixtures & results with this handy little web app , Aug 20, 2014

    This is really fucking cool. Thumbs up.

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2014), in reply to Ivan Zhao , Mar 25, 2014

    This sounds cool. What's Notion's domain? (hard to Google :))

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2014), in reply to Daniel Fosco , Mar 25, 2014

    They do have the budget and they do pay to post. This is just another outlet — a place where all companies regardless of budget can post, and with a more casual/conversational approach.

    It's good to know the (user)names behind these companies, too.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2014), in reply to Tom Cavill , Mar 25, 2014

    Hopefully Allan, Kelly et al are cool with that(?)

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2014), in reply to Jonathan Yap , Mar 25, 2014

    Yeah I think it should be monthly too — my thoughts were that not all companies can necessarily afford to post a paid-for job ad, but the ones that can will continue to do so (because ultimately they'll get greater exposure doing that).

    Also sometimes a company might be hiring but not have the spec fully fleshed out. This is an opportunity to create a more casual heads-up before posting to DN Jobs (or @dsgnjbs :)).

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN : What is your daily rate ?, Jan 28, 2014

    I worked at £350/day for the last year. For my latest contract, I felt I was bringing more to the table than just design and dev (ie strategy), so increased it to £500/day. Client didn't bat an eyelid. I think it's wise to go in high — you can always come down. Also with a higher day rate you can afford to only work 3 days a week, and use the other two to build your own stuff or learn new technologies (and thus increase your value).

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Best freelance job boards 2014?, in reply to Ian Williams , Jan 20, 2014

    Humbly suggest you follow @dsgnjbs (dsgnjbs.com).

    And never be afraid to ask employers to consider using your freelance time for their full time position -- I've had my last 3 contracts this way. Sometimes you can be useful to them as a 2–3 month stop-gap, even remotely.

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