Ben Henschel

Product Designer at SinglePlatform Joined almost 7 years ago via an invitation from Irisi T. Ben has invited Eliane Kabkab

  • 19 stories
  • 98 comments
  • 121 upvotes
  • Posted to Board Game Discovery, Aug 31, 2017

    I'm a big fan of board games and I wanted a nice looking site to help me find information about them. So I made this. Would love to hear your thoughts.

    0 points
  • Posted to Joe Coleman — Less Hard Sell / More Hard Sell, Mar 29, 2017

    I think this is pretty clever. Showcases the variety of copy writing styles he has.

    He needs a "As seen on TV" sticker to appear when you get closer to the hard sell.

    6 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What makes a junior / mid-level / senior designer?, Mar 22, 2017

    This is how I've always looked at it:

    Entry level

    • Problem known
    • Solution known
    • Your job: Execute

    Mid Level

    • Problem known
    • Solution unknown
    • Your Job: Find solution and execute

    Senior Level

    • Problem unknown
    • Solution unknown
    • Your Job: Identify the problem, find the solution and execute (or manage the execution)
    9 points
  • Posted to Kite App: Animation & Prototyping with native code output, Mar 07, 2017

    Is it just me or is the "Web Animation" example in the showcase (https://kiteapp.co/showcase) suppose to be Stripe?

    2 points
  • Posted to Should Designers Have A Portfolio Site? , Nov 07, 2016

    It seems that the issue Jared is talking about is online application forms having a required field for a single "portfolio" url. Which I agree is really frustrating.

    Somehow people took his comments to mean that you shouldn't ask a potential design hire to walk through or discuss in some way their previous work. I don't think Jared has any issue with having a candidate walk through work. The issue is when not having a single url is a complete show stopper for most companies. As Jared pointed out, if you enforce this single url you are probably going to loose out on some great talent.

    Given the option of working on cool projects, or creating a portfolio I will choose the former. I'm happy to walk through my projects, but spending time making a beautiful, well thought out portfolio seems like a waste of time.

    Also a lot of my work is work I don't own, and not publicly available (lots of designers are under NDAs or work as a in house designer). I can't put that work on a public portfolio. I can show it in private in an interview, but if you require me to submit a single url it's really tough to get that far.

    1 point
  • Posted to Should designers portfolio?, Nov 04, 2016

    So it seems I'm one of the few people who agrees with Jared. The same is true for networking events, the best people are too busy making shit.

    I'm in no way saying I'm top design talent (far from it) but I find having to submit a portfolio frustrating.

    I actually don't really have a portfolio, I have a website but nothing is on there except some links to LinkedIn, Dribbble (which I never post to anymore) and Github (which is probably the best place to see what projects I'm working on).

    The biggest problem I have is that I work as a in house designer for a company (not an agency). I don't own the work I do, and since it's a paid service my work isn't available publicly. I would show screenshots of our app privately in an interview, but I can't post screenshots of it on my portfolio.

    I curious what other in house designers do for their portfolio? Just have a lot of side projects?

    0 points
  • Posted to Why *{display:block; margin:0 auto; } in css to displays all the css code on the web?, in reply to Ramya Srinivasan , Oct 18, 2016

    I'm not sure why you want to use the universal selector to set everything to display block. But the reason why the css code is showing up is because the "Head" element's inherent property is display: none. But you are overriding it to be display block.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Zero , in reply to Stuart McCoy , Sep 28, 2016

    The product is pretty interesting. I have/love Simple, but the two seem pretty different. Zero appears to be technically a credit card, whereas Simple is a debit card.

    I rarely use a credit card because it is just too easy to overspend. The only safe way to avoid that would be to use your credit card a 100% of the time. Of course then you have to routinely check your checking account balance. As enticing as cash back is, it has never seemed worth that risk/hassle. This does seem to solve that problem. However this company is in way too early of a stage to rely on. Simple has been around for several years.

    Would love a metal card though...

    0 points
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