Be nice. Or else.
Freelance Product Designer Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Ryan C. Greg has invited Rachel Robertson, Casey Britt, Kyle Mitchell, Liam Whittle, Philip Karpiak and 3 others, Greg Burke, Ryan Langlois, Helen Tran
Thanks for doing this!
How big is your design group? How is it roughly structured and what is the most challenging thing about that scale?
+1 agree with the x100s.
The x-t1 is a great camera, but multiple lenses can get pricey.
Mitch if you have anymore questions you can find my email on my site. :)
Roadmap: Can't speak too much to this as it varies team to team in process. Big takeaway should be to encourage everyone to feel ownership over the product and suggest roadmaps. Dedicate time (meetings) to everyone writing out user stories – then get someone to organize them.
All our web designers do their own Front-end here too. I think you nailed it in #3
Our ratio is 1 designer to every 4-5 engineers. You seem a bit off that, so I think it explains #2.
Hey Mitch. Replies below!
All of our product teams have a designated person who is similar to a Product Manager. They generally come from the engineering team and are tasked with the vision and roadmap of a product. The roadmap should come from the entire team's input, but you need someone who becomes the "Master" of what everyone works on.
All our products have 1-3 designers attached. Designers at Shopify move around to different teams a lot, so we put more on important projects as they kick off, and ramp designers down as features move into maintenance or slow points.
My role as design lead allows me to be present on all teams as well.
Hope that helps!
It's kind of a slower process but if you select the nodes you want it will select all the layers underneath, then you can tap on just the layer you want and photoshop will keep the node selection for just that layer.
Really would love custom canvas sizes or Android size support though. Should be an easy feature.
www.lovelyui.com has lots of iPad designs...
AppCooker is pretty decent once you figure it out.
we prefer to have our design team in house, promotes a better culture