Chris G

Chris G

Designer, Expedia Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Dave T.

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  • Posted to Show DN your 404, Jan 23, 2018

    I kept mine simple and straightforward with a small (in every sense of the word) animated GIF that gives a nod to the old Macs:

    http://www.chrisgovias.com/foo

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  • Posted to iTunes: a Problem with Apostrophes, in reply to Ed Adams , Nov 09, 2015

    Well, sure – it's what I started to do. But as I mentioned in the post, my mental model is almost always to search by artist first and then refine my search.

    It took me a while to realise that iTunes was tripping up on the apostrophe.

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  • Posted to That concludes the DN fall meetups, Sep 27, 2014

    The London one was a bit quiet but it was great to meet some new people (including the former poster boy for LayerVault). Thanks to the LayerVault crew for organising.

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  • Posted to United States Postal Service—redesigning an american institution , Aug 04, 2014

    Lovely aesthetic but terrible information design.

    It's a shame as the real problem to solve here wasn't the visuals, palettes and typography, but the layout and presentation and information design.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What does your Résumé (CV) look like?, Jun 04, 2014

    Five days late to the game on this one. Oh well.

    As someone who is and has been a Creative Director in varying industries (Design, Advertising, Marketing, Tech) and has hired a good number of designers, here's my advice:

    Make sure your name is included in the filename. Seriously. This is huge. Don't send me a file named "cv.pdf" or "resume.pdf". I just got forty of those in the past hour. Send me a file that's called "chrisgovias-cv.pdf" because then you'll instantly stand out. Because I'll know who you are.

    Show me the work. Don't mess around. Just give me a link or a way to see your work as quickly as possible.

    Which leads nicely into:

    Keep it simple. I don't want decorations, illustrations, doodles, timelines or any of that stuff. Give it to me straight and simple because really, I'm going to judge you on your portfolio.

    Don't use icons or pictographs as illustrations or decorations. They're meant for signage or for situations where words are insufficient/inappropriate. If you use them just to add some visual flair to your résumé or CV, I'm going to assume you're lazy.

    It's not ok for your résumé to be an image file. A web-compressed JPG? A lossless PNG? Either way, I'm going to assume you don't know what you're doing

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: When designing, do you consider colorblind people?, Apr 17, 2014

    God, yes! I consider this critical, much like ensuring users with screen-readers can use a site.

    SIM Daltonism is a handy little application. It's much quicker than mucking about with Photoshop's settings.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Which type family has the best ampersand?, Mar 14, 2014

    Not only does House Industries have some gorgeous ampersands, they also have them in CAST IRON.

    Cast-iron ampersand

    1 point
  • Posted to Inconsistency on Apple's website., Feb 14, 2014

    It's easy to point out flaws. Everything's a little broken on the web in one place or another – it's the nature of iterative, Agile working methods.

    Heck, the EMyth site itself has a number of weird changes in navigation size and position. And the logo jumps :

    http://emyth.com/press/ vs. http://emyth.com/platform/

    I'm not trying to be mean because frankly, my web presence is a fragmented, splintered mess and as such, I'm the last one who should be talking.

    2 points
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