Jayant Rao

Jayant Rao

Dubai, UAE UX Designer / Co-Founder Joined about 2 years ago

  • 25 stories
  • Posted to stndup - I wrote a small tool that reminds you to take a break from work once in a while, Sep 26, 2017

    This is really cool. I usually have my Apple Watch that reminds me to do so every 1 hour plus it tracks and curates a report by EOD. It'll be interesting to see how you can make it more accessible instead of having to keep your website open.

    But I'm guessing you already added a desktop notification feature to this?

    Good Luck!

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  • Posted to Was Sketch designed on Figma / Figma designed on Sketch? , in reply to Eli Ohana , Sep 26, 2017

    How am i promoting my company/product?

    Since 1999? Well, maybe that's why you aren't curious about questions like these. You can just go ahead and find another thread to hate on. I will feel free to ask questions to the community and guess what? The CEO of Figma answered my question so I guess you can keep your mid-life crisis hatred to yourself and have a great day!

    PS. I CARE!

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  • Posted to Have you ever paid for something with Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency? , Sep 17, 2017

    I once paid a web developer to build a website for me, he never built it.

    PS. It's irreversible. :(

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  • Posted to Best Apps for Apple Watch?, in reply to Ali Ehsanfar , May 24, 2017

    Which app did you use to record voice if I may ask?

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  • Posted to Which UI Design Tool to choose — Sketch, Figma or Adobe XD, in reply to Chi Señires , May 24, 2017

    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 ;)

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  • Posted to Which UI Design Tool to choose — Sketch, Figma or Adobe XD, May 24, 2017

    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. ;)

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  • Posted to Come on people, seriously, May 24, 2017

    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.

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  • Posted to Why don't we make hiding Medium articles an option., May 16, 2017

    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.

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  • Posted to Freelancing: How did you get your first client?, May 15, 2017

    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.

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  • Posted to Single designers in teams, how do you get design mentorship or coaching?, Mar 20, 2017

    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,; 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.

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