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Dubai, UAE UX Designer / Co-Founder @Bunoapp.com Joined almost 2 years ago
Which app did you use to record voice if I may ask?
Recently, I started appreciating tools (especially such as Sketch) when they are chargeable because it takes time, effort and manpower to build something that can solve our problems. Plus it's does not cost as much if you think about the amount of ROI you will have using the tools smartly ;)
I recently switched from Adobe to Sketch and it was one of the best decision, EVER. I use XD usually to make quick prototypes and low-fid wireframes as I feel its less complex and easier to use. Then I switch to Sketch to make my final work.
I've personally never used Figma but it's quite a drastic move in the design industry to be able to use a design tool without have any high spec clunky desktop, all you need is internet and you're good to do.
You should test both of them and see what feels better. It's all about the feeling as a designer. ;)
Pretty sure it's one of those idiot 'SEO' agency who is trying to backlink their client's website. I've dealt with an agency like this. It's atrocious.
I think a low-quality button would be a perfect fit so users can decide if it's low quality or not. But then again, using this can give the users the freedom to click on it when they are in a bad mood.
I personally love the fact that people backlink their articles on DN, most of them are amazing as I'd rather come to DN to find a design related article because finding something on Medium that is fresh and very design realted is hard.
I guess moderation woud be a good recommendation. If I'm not wrong Reddit has a good moderation technique, if DN can impliment that then you guys can do wonders. Especially if backlinks needs to be reapproved.
Conclusion: 1. Low-Quality button 2. Moderators 3. Approval for positing any backlinks.
I actually worked for 3 months straight as an intern (for free) until the Creative Director of the company liked my work and hired me for some of his projects as a Visual Designer. I ended up getting paid 150$ for two days of work and got a very well reputed international company on my portfolio. He eventually became one of my mentors.
I've always had this question - Do I work for someone who will mentor me or can I mentor myself?
My answer has always been - the Internet is a huge platform for learning. It's basically the Lego in your hands, make whatever you want to make. The guide book (Internet) will teach you some tricks but eventually, you will have to use your creativity to build your own blocks of creativity.
I love community-based websites as people are ALWAYS willing to answer. If you have a question - Post it on DesignerNews, StackExchange(Graphics/UI) or even Web Developer News or even Reddit. Follow HongKiat, Wired, FastCodeDesign, Medium.com; and many other websites out there.
They are your teachers, mentors, classroom(Udemy), motivation(Gary Vee, books by Ryan Holiday, George Lois) and your life guide(Plato, Socrates).
I was lucky to have learnt from the best seniors during my internships, university and college. But once I stepped out, I realized that I'm on my own until I find someone who wanted to guide me.
Hope this answered your question from my perspective.
I have very embarrassing pictures on google but hopefully my headhunters do not recognise me as I have a beard now.
I have a macbook pro and a developer on my table all the time.
I am pretty sure it won't have windows ;)
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