Sarper Erel

Copenhagen, Denmark Head of Product at TwentyThree | http://sarper.se Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from John K.

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  • Posted to e-Ink Sketch pad – just when I thought I didn't need another gadget!, Nov 23, 2017

    My colleague is actually using this. It's pretty neat and "natural" to write down notes and she's also planning her new apartment with this. It actually has pretty nice interaction patterns.

    €629 is kind of steep but if it will tidy up all my notes, sketches laying around, it's probably worth it...

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  • Posted to Site Design: Paper Sizes, Jul 12, 2017

    Super useful!

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  • Posted to Downloading 43GB to update my apps - Highlighting bad app citizens, Jun 22, 2017

    This is deeply bothering me. Started to delete apps partly because of these, partly because of other reasons but come on... 150 MB update to a stupid messaging app is just rude to your users if nothing else.

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  • Posted to What software do you use for tracking design issues? , May 15, 2017

    We played with GitHub here. They already have an issues tracking and the devs can address the issues as they push the fixes.

    For stuff that falls between issues and product requests / inputs, I still use Podio. I know it is old school but it is a good old database that lets me fill the issue there fast and filter through etc. Works well for us.

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  • Posted to AMA: Figma's New Pricing Model, in reply to alfa treze , Apr 11, 2017

    thanks for a through update! : )

    Basically a tool like sketch-figma is what I am missing to move to an iPad Pro completely. I also don't want any of these advanced fancy features, really. Vanilla Sketch would do just fine.

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  • Posted to How do you monitor all your social network channels?, Apr 09, 2017

    I don't.

    Actually my setup for last two years looks like:

    • No Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc on my phone. No email client neither. I have Instagram, tho. I like sharing photos when I am travelling etc.

    • No notifications on my phone or emails whatsoever.

    • Only Messenger and Apple Messages have notifications on.

    • Check Facebook & Twitter twice a day. It's more than enough.

    • Check Linked in once or twice a week.

    There is really nothing that important going on.

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  • Posted to AMA: Figma's New Pricing Model, in reply to alfa treze , Apr 07, 2017

    I was actually considering to buy an iPad pro - assuming that Figma would work there just fine already.

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  • Posted to AMA: Figma's New Pricing Model, Apr 07, 2017

    I've always been a bit concerned with the steep jump from 0 to a price/user/month model. I think it's a great choice for your product to have two editors at the $0 plan to promote co-editing/working.

    I also think $12/u/m is fair price but the issue is that the jump from $0 to $36 is usually harder than jumping from $36 to $48 or it is harder for these people who just scaled from two to three than the design teams of five to put out $72 right away.

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  • Posted to Why we don't sell hours (Do you?), in reply to Tom Wood , Mar 27, 2017

    But still, why not charge by project or work but time? Charging by time feels like:

    1. punishing yourself for being good at what you are doing and quicker

    2. overcharging customer if you are slow

    3. making the conversation about "how many hours they can buy?" rather than "what do they want/need?"

    4. it exposes you to end up in a conversation like "why a logo took 3h42m to make not 2h30m?"

    It doesn't mean that you still can't consider how long time would a project take (plus or minus) and reflect that on your price.

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  • Posted to What "freelance skills" do you wish you knew when first starting out?, in reply to Oz Chen , Mar 25, 2017

    Basically direct and elaborate answers to questions one asks before going freelancing. It's almost like a good check-list full of tips for transitioning from full-time work to freelancing.

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