Be nice. Or else.
i just post trash on it now and stuff i don't even design cause I hate it so much.
I use LayTheme and love it. I have used both and I felt like its a less branded version of Semplice. The yellow interface in Semplice made it somewhat when previewing what I was designing. Also, I feel like with LayTheme they solved an extra step when it comes to saving out edits.Something that was annoying me with Semplice.
My comment was a more general statement regarding knee jerk reactions to designs that are different than whats normaly posted here.
Says 'Hire Me' very big at the bottom and I don't use twitter but, ok cool.
when brutalist techniques are applied...
But if Bobby doesn't land any clients is it really an effective portfolio?
Cringe. Maybe Bobby isn't looking for clients. Maybe he is seeking the attention of recruiters at cool agencies that will in return pass it over to a creative director looking for a new designer on their team who "gets it".
For me, I want to work on lifestyle and fashion brands like Adidas, Nike etc. I wont get the job if my work looks like a bootstrap e-commerce website.
I dunno. I guess i'm just trying to say, it's just not black and white in terms of what design route to take and I think people on this site need to open up more.
As a traditional graphic designer, this is is the main reason why I cant really mess with DN anymore. I have noticed theres a trend with the "SV/product design" scene and the general consensus of what is deemed "good" and it is so narrow. Everyone hails websites like Stripe etc but god forbid, if a portfolio doesn't look like a product designer landing we have seen 10000 times before, it's "bad" or "brutalist"...wtf.
Geez. How can I buy stock in Figma?
I come from the graphic design / branding side of design and notice young designers seem to be concerned with finding that cool style (I know I did). BUT as designers we must be able to take inspiration from everywhere. Never limit yourself to a particular look or trend of the moment. You can run the risk of pigeon holing yourself into work that doesn't have a long lifespan. So don't worry about it because you will eventually find your style.
Instead, look at art, architecture, nature, music covers, magazines, photography, bad design, good design, furniture, toys, websites, apps, wayfnding systems, books...whatever! Everything applies. In general just learn to appreciate all forms of design and try everything. Become a cultural sponge that can tap many influences on command. You never know when a particular client or project calls for a certain vibe. With that, inject your own twist to make it fresh. It will ultimately make you stronger.
Lastly, it's about who you know. I don't like networking but, just be kind and never stop meeting people!
I think the app is in its 3rd year. But with that, the work and UI design refreshes.
Also, they release a book every year designed by one of the faculty. It's a big thing to get your work published in it.
The design and advertising department portfolio app.
Be nice. Or else.
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