Ely Kahn

Ely Kahn

Indie Web UX & UI Designer/Dev at ely.io Joined over 9 years ago via an invitation from Zethus S.

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Who wants to be hired? (Nov 2014), Nov 09, 2014

    Location: SF/Bay Area Remote: Ok, but prefer onsite Relocate: Within the Bay Area Skills: UX, UI, Motion Graphic and Holistic Web/ID Design, HTML(5)/CSS(3)/Sass/Wordpress/Adobe CC(PS, AI, AE, ID, etc)/CLI/Static Site Generators Folio:http://www.elykahncreative.comEmail:connect@elykahncreative.com

    I'm hoping to line up a FT design position asap here in SF or SV. I'm primarily a UX/Web Designer, but in nearly 10 years of freelancing I've taught myself a good amount of code and technical skills.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: iOS app alternatives for writing , Nov 11, 2013

    I haven't used it exactly as you're looking to, but Editorial(note: not Editorially) for iPad is spectacular and with the capacity to run Python commands, I've no doubt that you could rig something up with your collaborators via Dropbox or the like.

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  • Posted to dribbble is dead, long live dribbble, Sep 06, 2013

    I'm right there with you. In fact, if anything I'm constantly on a wavering spectrum of being repelled by the exclusivity and/or gamification of careers(unfortunately that is how I was feeling when I got a chance to join, and didn't). Now it seems like an absurd high-school popularity contest any time I try to find another designer with the generosity to invite without making it into a literal contest/propaganda machine for spreading their own name all over Twitter.

    But damn....I wish I could post a piece every now and then when I'm coming up short on clients for the near future.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What do you hate about design recruiters?, Aug 07, 2013

    I happen to have written a post about this, one of few posts on my portfolio page (on the distant chance that one of said recruiters might go so far as to look at my portfolio. sigh.) It was a while back, but my current sentiment is approximately the same. I'll post the beginning here and those interested can read more at the link below.

    Dear Startup Founder, Manager or Recruiter,

    Yes, I am certainly open to connecting with regards to eventual employment and I can appreciate your alternative approach although, admittedly, I can’t exactly discern what that is except perhaps to find out what the applicant is looking for as a primary course-setting mechanism rather than looking for people to plug into the definition of “perfect applicant” by businesses. If I got that part straight, I’m right there with you!

    Read the rest at: http://www.elykahncreative.com/how-to-hire-me-an-open-letter-to-employers-and-recruiters/

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  • Posted to Homemade portfolio or hosted service?, in reply to Anthony Dines , Jul 28, 2013

    I agree with all of the above. I think, though, that it feels like a bit of a let-down when experienced designers do rely on just their previous work and present themselves in a stock site. It likely matters less to clients than to peers, but I get the impression that what a designer puts into their folio is an expression of their passion for the work they do and so it makes me sad to see great designers seemingly losing passion for presenting their work. There are decidedly some advantages to those sites, mainly that they're networked and give you some cross-traffic from people not already familiar with your work(if you're lucky). I say, do both.

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