Evan MacAlpine

Evan MacAlpine

Designer Joined almost 4 years ago

  • 24 stories
  • 52 comments
  • 273 upvotes
  • Posted to Chill online meetup for Designers who code Front-End, Oct 18, 2018

    +1

    1 point
  • Posted to Concrete Calculator - A quick weekend design exercise , Oct 01, 2018

    Nice. Just thinking about doing some concrete kitchen counter tops and this is really helpful!

    2 points
  • Posted to Fostering good criticism, in reply to Blake Reary , Sep 05, 2018

    This is great feedback. Thanks Blake! Do you find you have a different approach when getting feedback from designers vs non-designers or do you find a similar approach works well in both cases?

    1 point
  • Posted to I just love this player, Jul 12, 2018

    Pretty sick player. Really love the video itself too.

    1 point
  • Posted to New website for No Name, in reply to Ray Sensebach , Apr 20, 2018

    This is a pretty iconic brand in Canada so I think pretty much everyone in their target demographic would get the connection. If you check out their packaging you'll see the clear connection and that packaging has been around for awhile.

    1 point
  • Posted to It's ok to quit, right?, Apr 11, 2018

    Along with all the great advice that's here. I've found it most helpful for me to kinda reverse the interview process. Connect with designers and people you respect, just to get together for coffee and pick their brains a bit. This has three benefits: it lets people get to know you outside of the high pressure environment of an interview; it gives you a chance figure out if they're actually people you want to work for; it really helps you grow as a designer since you get to hear about what more experienced industry peeps value in their own work and the work of others.

    Another thing I've found helpful for me is to not just look for a "design job", but to look for companies that I really believe in and want to help grow. I love design and making things work well, but the reality is, that's more of a function than a purpose and I think most people's passion for "design" will undulate like most of our passions do. Working for (or trying to get a job at) a place that you feel is doing good things will help you stay motivated and come through those low points, likely coming out the other end a better designer than before.

    1 point
  • Posted to Bonsai – Style Guide by This Also, Jan 24, 2018

    The typography system is very intriguing. Great job!

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: ertdfgcvb, in reply to Daniel De Laney , Jan 09, 2018

    The dude's main jam is making conceptual art pieces. Pretty sure he's not trying to get recruited to do UX for a startup. In that case, the site seems to convey what he does well.

    25 points
  • Posted to On Writing CSS, in reply to Clarke Hyrne , Dec 11, 2017

    Thanks for the clarification Clarke and Philip!

    0 points
  • Posted to On Writing CSS, Dec 11, 2017

    Great write up! Anyone have any input as to why nesting is to be avoided? I use it quite a lot in my own projects.

    1 point
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