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Mikael Staer

Mikael Staer

Toronto Senior Product Designer, Ada Support Joined about 4 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • 92 comments
  • 24 upvotes
  • Posted to Introducing Framer Playground, in reply to John P , May 08, 2019

    This has always been my issue with Framer. You might as well just learn real Javascript and React. I'm not sure who this is really for.

    4 points
  • Posted to How to find a junior UI/UX designer job?, May 07, 2019

    Do you have a portfolio you can share with us?

    I think it's tough for juniors in UI/UX/Product Design these days. When I entered the professional field, it was still early enough that just knowing about web and apps meant you were leaps and bounds ahead of most people and were almost by default "senior." And this was only about ten years ago.

    Since UI/UX jobs are often (mostly?) in the tech startup world, senior level is what companies are looking for, because they need someone who can hit the ground running and deliver quickly at a high level.

    Agencies that do more traditional graphic design and/or a mix of services for a range of companies are typically better at hiring juniors.

    Without seeing your work, my advice would be to apply to higher level positions anyway. If you can present yourself as someone who has the skills and apetitite to learn and grow (good communication skills are key here) but not the years, I'm certain you could land something that is "above your level." Fake it till you make it. In my opinion, junior vs senior is really just years of experience; put another way, there are many people with 10+ years experience who have junior level skills.

    0 points
  • Posted to Gangster Grotesk. A sharp typeface FREE for personal and commercial use, in reply to Adam Crigger , Apr 29, 2019

    Yeah pretty sure this is against GDPR rules. You can't force people to sign up in order to get the thing you are offering for free.

    1 point
  • Posted to Helvetica Now, in reply to Jamie Neely , Apr 09, 2019

    Thanks. Now get those CTAs and links working so people can actually buy the thing!

    1 point
  • Posted to Helvetica Now, Apr 09, 2019

    This is great. I want.

    How do I buy? The CTA is not linked to anything...

    3 points
  • Posted to Using a static site generator at scale, Apr 07, 2019

    Sounds like Statamic (www.statamic.com) would be good for this.

    1 point
  • Posted to Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj - UI Graphics, Mar 20, 2019

    Yes! It's woke and all but really I stayed for the graphics :p

    0 points
  • Posted to How to find Sketch's secret type features, in reply to Lee Fuhr , Dec 11, 2018

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Here it is: https://www.macworld.com/article/3052388/software/how-to-access-advanced-opentype-features-in-a-variety-of-mac-apps.html

    Command + T

    1 point
  • Posted to How to find Sketch's secret type features, Dec 10, 2018

    I don't think this is a Sketch feature, isn't it the OS font controls?

    18 points
  • Posted to Brutalist graphic design: Can you have the best of both worlds? Flashy vs Functional., in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Dec 05, 2018

    Yup. A lot of people working in design and tech have bypassed formal education, so they missed out on the (important) history lessons. (Not a dig on anyone who didn't go to design school, just that it should be in one's best interest to learn about what came before, what was and why. I have found that the best in almost anything are typically great historians of their field.)

    Many think Brutalist web design is anything that is intentionally big/sloppy/not neatly and compactly designed/breaks typical patterns.

    1 point
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