Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Art Director at Peregrine Communications Joined over 3 years ago via an invitation from Quentin R.

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  • Posted to How is design structured in your organization?, Jun 15, 2017

    3 Designers and 1 Dev.

    One of our Designers is also the Project Manager – she's got the granular understanding of who's doing what. She acts as kind of the on-field captain, asking if anyone needs help or if everyone is up to date on what they need to be doing.

    All 4 of us have direct contact with clients, and as such we all have to manage our own projects and clients.

    Above us we have a Director/Sales person who gets the work in, makes decisions re project costs and ultimately acts as the buffer between the Design Team and anything genuinely bureaucratic. Without him our jobs would be much harder.

    The reality is that all of us have to be very versatile as we wear multiple hats in a single day. Team work is the most important thing above all.

    0 points
  • Posted to Mapping the Shadows of New York City, Jun 13, 2017

    Mind blowing. I could spend hours on that map, and absolutely love the article explaining the process and their findings.

    0 points
  • Posted to What is React? -- an illustrated intro (React course for Designers update 2), Jun 08, 2017

    Excellent. The illustrations are top work, and really complement the tutorial. Great work on the analogies, you've clearly put a lot of work into this and it shows – there is clarity in thinking, and clarity in the structure of the story you're telling.

    I for one would enjoy more of these posts.

    0 points
  • Posted to Fuck Facebook, Jun 02, 2017

    This article isn't about using Facebook on your phone, or about using it as a social media platform, or about how Facebook employees are apparently the equivalent of minions at Dr. Evil's latest military base.

    It would help if people read the articles before writing uniformed comments that just take the debate away from the themes being highlighted. In this case; it's about using Facebook as a blogging/writing platform.

    11 points
  • Posted to Halide — A Premium Camera For iPhone, in reply to Xavier Bertels , May 31, 2017

    My bad then – it's just that the post is using the "site design" icon! Apologies.

    1 point
  • Posted to Halide — A Premium Camera For iPhone, May 31, 2017

    11 upvotes? Really? The text is next to illegible.

    4 points
  • Posted to PayPal sues Pandora over confusingly similar logos, May 25, 2017

    This is a bit much.. how can they remotely prove that it's a rip off?

    PayPal don't own the letter "P", nor do they own the colour blue. The blue's aren't even the same.

    Any self respecting branding designer they bring in to the process will explain that these aren't similar enough to constitute this kind of legal action. Ridiculous.

    1 point
  • Posted to Nicolet Schenck — freelance designer and illustrator in Brooklyn, May 22, 2017

    My favourite part; the interactions. I love the little in-effects and hover effects.

    Doesn't seem like Semplice, the markup is far too clean compared to a few other Semplice sites I've seen.

    1 point
  • Posted to Things 3.0, May 19, 2017

    This looks brilliant. Unless one is a power user I often find a lot of to-do apps overly complex for my needs, but this seems to be a good solution for everyone. The demo is superb, with very clever onboarding – and as someone else has mentioned here, it's also a delight to use.

    Cost is steep, no doubt. I don't object to it, as people deserve to make money off of something this great, but it's steep enough to make you really, really need to think about it.

    It might be nice to offer a bundle, so that people can purchase iOS and MacOS for a combined price – with a nice discount period.

    2 points
  • Posted to Sketch 44, in reply to Cory Malnarick , May 17, 2017

    Absolutely, you have a point. But in an actual office environment we can't run the risk – possibly the case for a lot of people.

    2 points
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