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Kyle A

Kyle A

Designer Joined over 6 years ago Kyle has invited Paul Dunahoo, Cody Keisler, Graham Hall, Mark Warnick

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  • Posted to Why wireframes should be left to die, Mar 31, 2014

    A designer is a problem solver and should be able to take on the "information architecture" and the aesthetic appeal. Siloing the steps that go into a fully thought out design is, in my opinion, a tragedy.

    Removing wireframes is the equivalent of deciding to build structures without blueprints. Wireframes allow for a designer to see their thoughts on paper quickly and to work through any issues that arise after seeing the layout, allowing the designer to make intentional decisions based on structure and future aesthetic considerations.

    That may be a harsh reality for some, but the truth is that truly great designers can take a product's form and function requirements from beginning to end.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN : what book, article, method or else, most radically improved your workflow?, Feb 14, 2014

    I honestly can't point to any one specific thing. I am constantly searching for new and better ways to work, so I try not to get too caught up on following someone else's process. I try things and throw away what doesn't work better than what I had.

    That being said, Skillshare has been a good place to hear people talk about their process in detail. I've also gained some good tips from Treehouse (teamtreehouse.com). Otherwise I have either heard things here and there or acquired new habits through digging into any source files other designers give out. A lot of process and ideas can come from researching others files. Never assume that you have a process better than even beginners. Everyone does something better than the next person.

    Hopefully that was somewhat helpful and what you were looking for.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Dribbble invite?, Feb 11, 2014

    I agree, not really the right place to ask this. I don't have one to share right now but you're welcome to send over your stuff and I'll keep you in mind. Dribbble.com/itskyleadams

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Favorite Serif Typeface?, in reply to Daniel De Laney , Feb 11, 2014

    My goal is to be diverse and discover some new great typefaces. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: CMS Recommendations? , in reply to Weston Vierregger , Jan 20, 2014

    I'm not using this for a portfolio site. I just want to know what is out there so that I can window shop a bit and get familiar with using them. Thank you for the suggestions!

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: CMS Recommendations? , in reply to Weston Vierregger , Jan 20, 2014

    edited below, double reply.

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  • Posted to Show DN: I made a video for my startup, what can I improve?, Jan 10, 2014

    I don't want to offend you but to be completely honest these were my impressions.

    The intro live footage parts are confusing and seem to be shot with an old smart phone. It doesn't provide any confidence that the product will have quality later in the video.

    The music is very repetitive and made me want to close the video.

    Finally, the length is WAY too long. IF you can't explain what you are providing in less than 1 min. then you may need to simplify.

    Those are just my observations and change recommendations based on a history of making these types of videos. I wish you a lot of luck with the startup!

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Rise - Expert nutrition coaching made affordable, in reply to Tyson Soelberg , Jan 05, 2014

    I've never used this app and have no idea what the results are there, but I began with changing my eating habits and researching nutrition on my own. I've lost 50 lbs so far in the last two and a half months. I'm not sure why nutrition-based weight loss seems surprising.

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  • Posted to Ask: How to Find a Designer, Dec 06, 2013

    You can contact me. I enjoy mentoring. Just go to dribbble.com/itskyleadams

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Getting out of a rut?, Nov 12, 2013

    Thank you everyone, these suggestions really help. I think I might take a week vacation and do some things I'm not use to doing. That might really help me get back on track.

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