Ryan Hicks

Designer Joined over 5 years ago Ryan has invited Chris Valleskey

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  • 526 comments
  • 102 upvotes
  • Posted to DesignSystems.com 2.0, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Apr 16, 2019

    I am 100% with everything you are speaking of. For the past 9 years, I've been the lead or solo designer in every position with no more than 2 others under me. We have the same work issues in the context you speak of.

    1 point
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Mike Wilson , Apr 13, 2019

    You haven't seen any because the people just now nearing that age were the first designers. You have to keep in mind the "design" career in context to what is referred to as design now—like ux and ui design—hasn't been around that long. You should start to see older designers in the industry in the next handful of years. I'd like to think in the next 10 years.

    0 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Alex Hazel , Apr 13, 2019

    We're pretty similar here in context to career, although I'm 33.

    0 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Jeff Couturier , Apr 13, 2019

    100% to all of this.

    Also if you can convince your company to invest in a stand desk. If you can't do that then invest in one on your own. Get one of those things that you put on your desk that converts it to a stand desk. Stand up, walk around every now and then... essentially what @Jeff Courturier mentioned.

    0 points
  • Posted to Solid Vs. Outline Icons: Which Are Faster to Recognize?, in reply to n keyle , Feb 27, 2019

    Indeed that's an interesting way to think about this. Makes sense when you read it though.

    Solid icons were generally faster to recognize than outline icons, but with a few exceptions.

    I wonder why Google is all of a sudden switching to outline icons in some of their products. Specifically, google drive as of late.

    0 points
  • Posted to Looking For Some Feedback, Feb 26, 2019

    The entire site is not serving retina-ready images.

    0 points
  • Posted to Saw this nifty little loading animation - How was this made? , Feb 22, 2019

    I follow Taylor due to her being a local designer and producing some decent work. However, that site has too many moving things on that site. Feels power pointy.

    4 points
  • Posted to Gmail as a Google Inbox Replacement, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Feb 19, 2019

    I agree with all your sentiments. It's frustrating to say the least. I went back to using gmail the past couple months and it's just not the same. It works but feels very cumbersome and inefficient.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ageism in Tech: Why Older Designers Are Better Than Younger Designers, in reply to Matthew O'Connor , Feb 19, 2019

    Designing is a form of communication.

    3 points
  • Posted to You should work at a startup at least once, in reply to Aaron Calzado , Feb 13, 2019

    You should add a sixth point: Getting Laid-off

    lol for real; I second this.

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