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Jon Kantrowitz

Jon Kantrowitz

Senior Designer - Uber Joined almost 5 years ago via an invitation from Jesse V. Jon has invited Kevin MacWhinnie, Spencer Bomberman, Nick Vlku, Dan Rummel, Akshay Dodeja

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  • 79 upvotes
  • Posted to Is Flinto better than Principle?, Jul 26, 2016

    Flinto's interface is more refined, but not as intuitive (subjective opinion). Principle's UI is pretty rough (i.e. selected artboard focus clashes with asset edge snapping), but very easy to pickup and get started quickly

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Backpacks, Jan 08, 2016

    Freitag F303 Hazardhttp://www.freitag.ch/Fundamentals/Backpacks/HAZZARD/pa/F303_01245 My daily commute bag. Great for carrying a 15MBP and anything else necessary. Perfect for travel, especially under plane seats.

    Freitag F13 TopCathttp://www.freitag.ch/Fundamentals/Messenger-Bags/TOP-CAT/p/F13_01313 Ton of space. Excellent for if you bike to work and want something rain resilient. This was my first Freitag bag. I now use it on the weekends and for going to hipster coffee shops to look cool.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Designers, what's your favorite album cover design?, Feb 20, 2015

    To avoid repeats of others here are some more:

    M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas, & Lost Ghosts M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas, & Lost Ghosts

    Stars of The Lid - And The Refinement of Their Declien Stars of The Lid - And The Refinement of Their Decline

    Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary

    Deftones - White Pony Deftones - White Pony

    Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

    DJ Shadow - Entroducing DJ Shadow - Entroducing

    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

    Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

    The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters

    I'd also highly recommend checking out Michael Cina's work. He does a ton of album art for artists signed to Ghostly International/Spectral. - http://cinaart.com/

    4 points
  • Posted to Let's see your website/portfolio., Feb 05, 2015

    http://jonkantro.com

    Nothing fancy and got the job done as I'm joining the Uber design team next month.

    Interesting bits: No CMS. Just good old fashioned static HTML pages and CSS. Did some mod-rewrite's for clean URLs. Used two fonts mostly (Maven Pro and Klinic Slab - thanks to Joe Prince) and leveraged -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch; for responsive galleries.

    Still need to clean up the source and put it on GitHub.

    1 point
  • Posted to Skeleton: Responsive CSS Boilerplate (Version 2.0), Dec 09, 2014

    Nice! I've built a few websites with Skeleton 1.0 and it's always been a pleasure to work with.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What CSS framework do you use?, Nov 26, 2014

    Skeleton - http://getskeleton.com/

    v2.0 looks like it be released soon https://github.com/dhg/Skeleton/tree/v-2.0

    0 points
  • Posted to Blend if, Oct 28, 2014

    My mind is blown. This is incredibly clever.

    2 points
  • Posted to Qeexo: New ways to interact with touchscreens, Jun 12, 2014

    I'm a former student of CTO, Chris Harrison (he was a TA for the programming usable interfaces course at the HCII). Queexo isn't only concerned with detecting knuckle touches, but all sorts of potential combinations of surface input touches, sensitivity, and dimensionality detection on a touch screen. I highly recommend checking out his site http://www.chrisharrison.net and his work with the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon http://www.figlab.com .

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Design Music, Apr 26, 2014

    My current work playlist is pretty eclectic. Some new and old releases. Ranges from ambient electronic and drone to drum and bass and experimental electronic to jazz and indie rock.

    • The Field
    • Gas
    • The War on Drugs
    • Todd Terje
    • Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works
    • Studio
    • Balam Acab
    • DJ Krush
    • Skalpel
    • Massive Attack
    • Machinedrum
    • Oneohtrix Point Never
    • The Range
    • Vondelpark
    • Tim Hecker
    • Klute
    • The Horrors
    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where are you based?, Apr 23, 2014

    San Francisco, CA

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