Chris Meeks

Chris Meeks

Austin Product Design Consultant Joined almost 7 years ago via an invitation from Allan G.

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  • Posted to Don’t hire dribbblish designers, Nov 17, 2019

    FWIW: this problem is the whole reason I created ProductDesigners (https://productdesigners.app). I’m about to release Case Studies, which is a way for designers to showcase their thoughtful product work instead of tiny orchestrated visual designs. You’ll be able to share, bookmarks other case studies, and use them to apply to jobs directly.

    Right now, it doesn’t have all that, but it’s coming within the next week or two.

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  • Posted to What tools do you use to manage your freelance finances? , Oct 29, 2019

    I've always used Harvest for my invoicing. It's not super fancy, but it does all of the common things really well.

    From a management perspective, I've always had a business account separate from my main accounts and put all income into the business checking. I automatically deduct the amount I need for taxes into a business savings account every time I receive income. That way, I'm not surprised come tax time.

    I'm not sure how all of that works in Germany, but I imagine it's similar. I used to live in Berlin, btw! Loved it.

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  • Posted to Product Design Tips 2 — Collection of product design resources., Oct 02, 2019

    I'm very impressed! Great resource for aspiring product designers. Very curious to see where this goes and whether it will evolve from a content site to one that's more like a product itself.

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  • Posted to How to avoid bias when hiring product designers, Sep 30, 2019

    I'd love to talk through some of the pros and cons as listed in the article! I find it interesting that, as designers, there hasn't been a real redesign of the interview process for quite some time.

    There have been improvements to product design interviewing, certainly, but not in a way that attempts to attack the problem of monocultures head-on.

    That being said, I certainly haven't seen every interview process and would love to hear examples of companies that take this more seriously.

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  • Posted to Just Launched: Trino: Dribbble + Task Management for Design Teams, Oct 15, 2018

    Totally valid point, thank you! I was worried it would be a bit too generic for people to grok, even as an early landing page. Your comment confirms that!

    I'll put a video together soon to show it off a bit more, especially the speed :) It's lightning-fast to add tasks and designs across projects, assign to different team members, etc.

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  • Posted to Just Launched: Trino: Dribbble + Task Management for Design Teams, Oct 15, 2018

    Should be fixed now.

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  • Posted to Just Launched: Trino: Dribbble + Task Management for Design Teams, Oct 15, 2018

    I appreciate the comment! I was too focused on my MBP-to-mobile viewports. Thanks!

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  • Posted to Just Launched: Trino: Dribbble + Task Management for Design Teams, Oct 15, 2018

    Any questions about how it works? Let me know!

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  • Posted to Lingo Sketch plugin - a design system manager for Sketch, Aug 01, 2017

    Really curious to figure out if Lingo and Abstract can play nice together, or if they're mutually exclusive.

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  • Posted to Plagiarism or Inspiration?, Jul 07, 2016

    A trademark of plagiarism is an exact copy. Is the report an exact copy? No, but it's incredibly close. And this new product is for a different service "Eventbrite" vs. "Stripe", but it's an analytics platform. That's a huge similarity.

    Also, they duplicated exact copy that Josh or I wrote for the Baremetrics site. That's literally plagiarism.

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