katie fricks

Greenville, SC Product Designer Joined about 7 years ago via an invitation from Jeremiah A.

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  • Posted to Comparing Invision to Zeplin: Does InVision have a mobile overlay for pixel perfect development?, in reply to Pedro Canhenha , Jan 24, 2019

    Can you expand on that? I am using craft, but cannot locate a feature that allows the developer to drop a transparent image of the design over the developer's version of the file.

    0 points
  • Posted to InVision Question, in reply to Stephen Olmstead , Jun 30, 2017

    Switching to the production channel saved the day! Thank you so much.

    0 points
  • Posted to InVision Question, in reply to Stephen Olmstead , Jun 30, 2017

    Hey, Stephen! I have another pressing question - when will the craft sync plugin be updated to work with the latest version of Sketch? It's absurd how much I rely on it these days. Also -- Am I correct in assuming the inspect part of InVision only works if you upload work via craft sync? Thanks for keeping us updated here on DN. And for making InVision. And being you!

    0 points
  • Posted to Working with ADHD, Jun 21, 2017

    Hey. Designer with ADD here. I've had it all my life. So has my brother. And my dad.

    I love reading about normal, successful professionals like me with ADD, and my secret pleasure is checking out the ADHD subreddit.

    I tried a bunch of different meds growing up and ultimately said, "Fuck it!" due to the side effects/price/forgetfulness. Once I got a real job and realized my lack of focus wasn't working in my favor, I started taking something again–-something else, something with side effects I could deal with.

    And you know what? I love who I am on meds. I no longer annoy myself by losing my focus a million times in conversation or blurting out absurd thoughts. I can actually get work done and communicate with people (mostly) effectively. Oh, and my driving's better. And I only have to go back home and double check that I turned off the stove every once in a while.

    I actually attempted to go off medication about a month ago just to see what life's like, and I wasn't a fan. Our society talks a lot about how docs push pills and how you shouldn't have to take stuff every day. I get that; I don't WANT to take something, and I especially don't want to pay a lot of cash to take something daily, but my world is so much better with these meds in my life.

    On them, I'm a more improved version of myself. Katie 2.0.

    Of course, the meds wear off after a certain number of hours, so I'm still left with my cooky self after work and on weekends when I don't take them. I haven't at all "lost myself."

    Oh, and I have a thousand methods of dealing with ADD:

    • LISTS, LISTS, LISTS. I have lists for everything. I have lists of lists I need to make.

    • Routine: The more patterns I create in my life routine, the better.

    • React more slowly to stuff that bothers me. If something upsets me, I sit on it for a few days before bringing it to light. More often than not, I'll forget about it or decide it's not a big deal.

    • When cooking in the kitchen, use timers. And don't leave the room.

    What's not fun is when I do a little search for an InVision tip and end up with a million tabs open writing a novella on Designer News.

    But all in all, I can deal with my ADD, and it's part of what makes me the happy, fun, spontaneous person I am. I'd take it over being boring any day.

    4 points
  • Posted to What happens when a rogue dev changes your colors?, Dec 21, 2016

    hahaha. that sometimes happens on our team--often by a designer! :/

    1 point
  • Posted to Workflow for PDF exports on Sketch, Dec 21, 2016

    I always do the following:

    1. Collapse my artboards in the left nav
    2. Highlight all the artboards in the left nav. go to file > export. export as jpgs to a folder named "jpgs for pdf"
    3. Drop all the files from the "jpgs for pdf" folder into acrobat to automatically create a PDF with all the files.
    4. Save and send!

    It's not my favorite workflow, but it gets me by. Just did it 5 minutes ago actually!

    If anyone out there has a better solution, please let me know!

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Stripe Atlas, Feb 24, 2016

    Always love Stripe. The landing page reminds me of a more minimal version of CIT Bank's landing page: https://www.bankoncit.com/

    1 point
  • Posted to UI Garage - Specific mobile and web design patterns for your inspiration., Jan 14, 2016

    I'd recommend a more prominent search, such as a search box to the right of the logo (under the site description) expanding the width of the page. It took me a good minute of searching to find the search bar, which is pretty much the most valuable feature of the site.

    Love the idea, by the way. Bookmarked!

    0 points
  • Posted to Efounders' Advice on Working With Designers, Nov 05, 2014

    I like the bit about giving projects a due date of 1-2 weeks out. Giving anyone--whether they're a designer or dev--the ability to create their own schedule is crucial.

    That also prevents other projects from creeping up and stealing valuable time from other projects on that person's plate.

    1 point
  • Posted to How do you create a design culture?, Oct 15, 2013

    Encourage infiltration of personal activities within the office. You could have an awesome bike rack inside or post people's personal artwork or accomplishes on the walls. Host cookoffs or go on roadtrips to conferences and document the experiences via social media.

    TLDR: Do fun things, and document it!

    3 points
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