Olivia Barrett

designer Joined over 7 years ago via an invitation from Netta M. Olivia has invited Devin Harold

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to AMA: Curbed.com Design Team, Vox Media, Mar 03, 2016

    I’m interested in working in digital editorial design and Vox is a team whose work I often admire. So apologies that this is a little vague, but I’d love any insight on what you look for in potential candidates and/or your hiring process for design team members.


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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do I get better at designing?, Jul 05, 2014

    IMHO, it is so incredibly important to have a broad—yet deep—understanding of design, its history, and what it means to design. Put simply, read—both the classics and the new classics. A few classic examples include The Elements of Typographic Style, Grid Systems in Graphic Design, The Vignelli Canon, & Less and More.

    And it never hurts to email your heroes in a nice, professional manner. Don’t, however, make it seem like you are just trying to get something from them. Just something friendly! Ask them if they’re interested in chatting, whether it’s Skype or over coffee. You never know where that could take you :)

    It may seem like an obvious thing, but there’s also a lot to be learned by simply following one’s heroes online. Twitter has worked wonders for me here.

    Finally, don’t cut out everything else in your life for sitting at a computer; so much of design is taking one’s experiences and applying them.

    Also, hey—I’m not a seasoned designer by any means either, but I’ve gained so much from doing all of these. Just my two cents! Best of luck to you! :)

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  • Posted to AMA: Jessica Hische, in reply to Taulant Sulko , May 14, 2014

    Well this is kinda creepy, but I remember seeing this on her Instagram a while ago: http://instagram.com/p/nzMjfmF2An/

    1 point
  • Posted to What's your favorite portfolio site?, Apr 11, 2014

    I love Aubrey Johnson’s. http://www.aubrey.me/

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  • Posted to Vox, Apr 07, 2014

    I love that it’s full of Okay Type!

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  • Posted to Ragged Write, Dan Eden’s new typography-centered project. , in reply to Manik Rathee , Mar 30, 2014

    Yep, I checked for it and didn’t see it, then of course when I refreshed after posting, I saw Dan’s post.

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  • Posted to Is gotham the new helvetica?, Mar 15, 2014

    I think Proxima Nova has become much more ubiquitous, especially since it’s included in Typekit.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: wallpapers, Feb 28, 2014

    Currently, I switch to the new wallpaper that Sebastiaan de With posts each week at http://dewith.com/. They’re facet-heavy and so, so wonderful. Previously, I checked http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/any/ for retina wallpapers and Kuvva.

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  • Posted to HikeCon 2014 - A 1-day educational design conference for new designers, Feb 16, 2014

    I’m planning on going to the Chicago event. Anyone else?

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  • Posted to iOS 8 'Healthbook' App Depicted in New Mockups, Feb 13, 2014

    Honest question: Do people actually believe all the ridiculous rumors?

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