Alex Camp

Alex Camp

Los Angeles Designer • Joined about 2 years ago

  • 25 stories
  • Posted to personal touch in web design?, Sep 21, 2017

    I'd like to think going the extra length to add a bit of personality or delight into the user interface / experiences you create for them can help achieve that, especially when it exceeds their expectations like you had suggested.

    0 points
  • Posted to Introducing Nachos! Nachos is Trello's design system (and also our favorite snack)., Sep 19, 2017

    Pretty comprehensive style guide, nice work

    2 points
  • Posted to The Engine — built by MIT, Sep 19, 2017

    Not bad, I personally am not a fan of the brutalist trend but these guys did it a bit more tastefully

    3 points
  • Posted to Kayako's homepage, Sep 07, 2017

    Their hero slogan should be, "we know this app looks exactly like slack, and here is what makes us different.."

    1 point
  • Posted to What do you prefer, Adobe XD or Sketch?, in reply to Brandon Zell , Aug 31, 2017

    I use Affinity Designer almost exclusively for all my UI stuff, as well as for print, logos, etc. It is a really powerful app and totally underrated.

    Sketch is pretty nice too but I think it's overrated. However, I think handles symbols a little better. AD has symbols too but they seem a bit more unreliable.

    Sketch has incredibly slow scrolling and panning when you have multiple artboards - something that drives me crazy. I don't like how it handles measuring between objects too.

    AD is mega fast, I've had projects with 70+ artboards and experience zero lag.

    AD also has a neat and handy way to save color palettes to the app, or to a specific document.

    AD has tools for raster, which from what I believe Sketch has none. This is necessary if your designs have any photography or other raster elements that need modified.

    AD is also more than half the price of Sketch, is a flat fee, and all updates (even huge ones) are free - pretty sweet.

    I've been weening myself off of Adobe over the last couple years. Their membership service is a greedy rip-off in my opinion.

    I haven't delved into Figma but I hear it's pretty nice.

    4 points
  • Posted to What do you prefer, Adobe XD or Sketch?, Aug 30, 2017

    Blows my mind a little that Affinity Designer is never in these polls

    6 points
  • Posted to Where did you find your desktop wallpaper?, Aug 30, 2017

    Been using stock Mac OS papers for years, but there was a huge period of time mainly during high school / college that I used Digital Blasphemy, they make some great stuff.

    0 points
  • Posted to Launched my new dev/design portfolio, Aug 23, 2017

    Looks good

    0 points
  • Posted to Creating things since 1999. A portfolio of my history with the web., Aug 22, 2017

    I like the motion stuff. The spacey playfulness and huge focus on old work aren't exactly things I'd want to see if I were hiring a creative director, but take it as a grain of salt. My advice would be to make the timeline more focused on some large/recent projects and have the old stuff accessible as an Easter egg or pulled up in a secondary action.

    1 point
  • Posted to Epicurrence No.6: Zion National Park, Aug 22, 2017

    My internet connection is 340mbps and this site load is still terrible, and jagged.

    1 point
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