Teemu Paananen

Teemu Paananen

Stockholm, Sweden Designer Joined over 4 years ago

  • 11 stories
  • Posted to ASK: What's the size of design team in your company?, Jun 25, 2019

    1) I was the only designer up until about ~20 people. Then we got an intern and mentored her to a full-time position. Eventually, we hired one more full-time designer by the time we were around 50 people in the company.

    2) We have two main product teams with their own PO, Engineering Leads, etc. that get one dedicated designer each. I'm leading the design team jumping in between helping where we need it the most.

    3) Hard to explain this one over my breakfast coffee, another day :D

    4) Right now about 60 people. Maybe about 6-7 ish engineers per designer. Though I expect the difference growing larger soon in favor of engineers.

    2 points
  • Posted to Framer’s website gets a brand new look for spring, Mar 21, 2018

    This bothered me more than I want to admit

    3 points
  • Posted to Zeplin now supports Sketch 49's new Prototyping goodies. Export your artboards with links to Zeplin!, in reply to Jrtorrents Dorman , Mar 01, 2018

    I rarely experience bugs by Sketch ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    3 points
  • Posted to Brand new Typeform, Feb 13, 2018

    Visually looks like a combination of the Figma and Dropbox landing pages. I love the look of the new Typeform but I have to agree that it doesn't do a great job educating me what the service is. It's okay. But visually it's very nice.

    1 point
  • Posted to Introducing InVision Studio, Oct 18, 2017

    Impressive. As an app designer that uses Sketch daily every week I have a few points that "InVision Studio" has to be better at for me to even consider switching:

    • Performance (specifically with a lot of images + artboards)
    • Stability
    • Windows availability (this seems to already be the case, so point granted!)
    • Components
    • Native apps (if it's in any way web based like Figma, I'm out)
    • Vector tools
    • Collaborative design (á la Figma)

    Switching my main design tool would be a huge task. I have 2000+ Sketch documents that suddenly won't work with my main tool (if I switched) so it's a major decision. That said, I'm still very interested in this and am excited how this will push the industry forward.

    Best of luck!

    19 points
  • Posted to Flinto 24 - Dribbble Integration and 3D Touch, in reply to Mariusz Ostrowski , Oct 12, 2017

    The new icon is such a downgrade from the previous one :( It looks nice but not better.

    6 points
  • Posted to iOS 11 silently introduces SF Pro with almost 1000 new glyphs and support for more languages , in reply to Michael McLaughlin , Jun 07, 2017

    Good catch! Didn't think about that.

    0 points
  • Posted to Framer Design, May 31, 2017

    Game changer. Unbelievably excited to try this out!

    1 point
  • Posted to What Monitor do You Use ?, Apr 27, 2017

    AOC 27" Q2770PQU. 2560x1440p resolution. Have one at work with my MBP 15" and one at home for my Windows PC. Great display with accurate colors. Also good enough for gaming with 5ms. Only bad side is that they are quite bulky. Pretty cheap though when I bought them, but they aren't for sale anymore as far as I know. I would upgrade to a 4K monitor for my work setup but my MBP 15" can't do 4K with 60hz :(

    0 points
  • Posted to The Mac Pro Lives, Apr 04, 2017

    My big conclusion from one aspect of this (the timeline) is simply that Apple knows the market for Mac Pro is tiny even compared to the iMac.

    Why we've waited so long for an update is simple: they can't justify investing a huge expensive engineering team on something that won't give them as a profitable return like the MacBook Pro. That is probably why they're hinting for a modular system. Smaller team = longer process.

    And... They most likely have a very small team working on this. Once they release this new Mac Pro, it will be a new era. When they launch, they can focus on releasing new components instead of entirely new products for several years to come. That will most likely go hand in hand with other Mac-related projects, so the teams won't be as split (I'm assuming). It would be too expensive to release an entirely new closed system every other year. A modular system will save them time and money which can justify a new Mac Pro for the 1%.

    I'm glad they finally realized this and I'm excited to see what's around the corner (and that display!). Yay.

    5 points
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