Freckley Freckleson

Freckley Freckleson

Sydney UI Designer Joined over 3 years ago

  • 14 stories
  • Posted to I ran the design team for FedLoan Servicing & American Education Services. AMA, Aug 02, 2018

    How do you sell the value of a well crafted source file to execs e.g. thoughtfully created symbols in Sketch, nicely organised layers in Photoshop etc vs quick and dirty turnover of designs? I of course lean toward well crafted files, but I pay for it with many unpaid overtime hours. I feel like it’s a short term pain, long term gain kind of thing, but it’s hard to sell this to people who know little about design or old-schoolers who are not used to working with design systems. Any advice?

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch 51, Jul 11, 2018

    Why would they get rid of magic wand? I thought it was surprisingly good.

    8 points
  • Posted to How to Optimize an SVG File with Adobe Illustrator , May 17, 2018

    I stand by illustrator being the best way to export SVG's for consistent results, if you're a designer. Affinity Designer I'm sure is great if you know how to use it and if you're a developer. There's lots of SVG options but I don't know what they mean.

    Does anyone know of a good way to test SVG's? When I export them they often look great in a browser but when one of our devs place it in our platform, all sorts of weird things happen. I then play around with settings until it looks right but it would be great if I could test them myself rather than driving the dev mad.

    2 points
  • Posted to Sketch 50, May 09, 2018

    SVG export has improved from a design perspective, not sure what the code is like. I'd like to see what other people think?

    1 point
  • Posted to Can't figure out what a specific UI element is called, May 08, 2018

    Material design has a different interpretation of what a stepper is. I don't have an opinion of what either element should be called, but I think Google has a pretty big influence over the language we use.

    However I haven't seen one consistent name for them so I think you can call them whatever you like. I've seen "Button Number Incrementers" and "Add Minus Number Buttons" which both suck.

    0 points
  • Posted to Who actually uses atomic design?, in reply to Brad Frost , Apr 24, 2018

    Hey Brad. I apologise, my opinion is clearly uninformed and it was arrogant of me to diss your work when I know little about it, and especially when I have the choice to not use it. Atomic Design has clearly helped a lot of people build great systems and I’m going learn more about it before yabbering away.

    1 point
  • Posted to What tool you use to build microinteraction animations?, May 08, 2017 A slightly steeper learning curve than the others but they have way more flexibility and functions than the aformentioned. Once you learn it you can pump out the animations.

    0 points
  • Posted to ASK DN: What is the most valuable purchase you made for your workstation that you couldn't do without?, May 05, 2017

    Do $400 noise cancelling earbuds count?

    1 point
  • Posted to Gravit Designer released today, Apr 08, 2017

    Awesome, super keen to try. I love sketch but they've really slowed down with the feature releases, or at least with the features that I want. Just a not on the website, the bouncing button drives me bonkers!

    0 points
  • Posted to Adobe Illustrator is 30 years old, Mar 29, 2017

    congratulations, I have loved illustrator for a long time but adobes pricing models have pushed me toward affinity. The monopoly is over! Sketch still can't do vector drawings with the same flexibility as illustrator so it still doesn't compare in that regard

    1 point
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