Ryan Hicks

Designer Joined almost 5 years ago Ryan has invited Chris Valleskey

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  • Posted to What rucksack / bag do you use?, Oct 15, 2018

    Goruck GR1 (also have a GR2 but it's too big for daily carry) https://www.goruck.com/rucksacks/

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  • Posted to National Health Service, in reply to Ken Em , Oct 12, 2018

    Ya sounds like you didn't read anything of what I posted.

    Maybe you should before posting comments.

    https://medium.com/the-u-s-digital-service/introducing-u-s-web-design-standards-aff21383afd6

    https://designsystem.digital.gov/

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  • Posted to National Health Service, in reply to faz kamisan , Oct 12, 2018

    Isn't within the same context of government, but this will probably help. Read through some of their articles.

    https://medium.com/@USDigitalService

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  • Posted to How do designers collaborate with copywriters?, in reply to Andrew Ciobanasiu , Oct 08, 2018

    Thanks for that link. Didn't know they existed. Going to look into this for our process.

    If you get a consensus on it let me know.

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  • Posted to How do designers collaborate with copywriters?, Oct 05, 2018

    I asked this same question a while back and no one replied to it. I'm also curious other people's workflows with their copywriters.

    Currently our flow is to get the PO to write requirements for whatever it is we are working on, we assign a task for the design team to work on the feature and a task for the copywriter to start writing copy, we work in tandem on completing the design sometimes getting a few things done before she is completed or she gets it done first (which is the best case scenario!) and then we design around her copy. She writes copy in google docs and then shares the doc with the appropriate people that need the copy.

    There is new app that I've wanted to try but I don't think it really fits into our workflow very well.

    https://www.canvasflip.com/visual-inspector/scribble/

    What I would love is a service that is a lot like INV but for copywriters. Where their info is stored online, we can leave comments, categorize copy, and all those copywriters and designers need to work together better.

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  • Posted to How can I develop my "design eye"?, Oct 05, 2018

    I have no problem creating a site from a design but have trouble coming up with really good designs myself.

    Agh yes. Take that statement and turn it opposite. That is exactly how I feel about developing. It's crazy how our minds work. Some people are just better at specific things. You can certainly teach yourself these things though, but it will come with time, patience, and practice. While I don't have any specific advice I would agree with others have already said to you.

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  • Posted to Redesigning Real Estate: How Opendoor is designing a better way to buy and sell homes, in reply to joe anderson , Oct 05, 2018

    We don't have the same business model as OD. We are a traditional nationally licensed mortgage banker with a sister company that is a local real estate company in CO. We are turning the entire process digital (which is what I mean by everyone is racing to do right now in real estate); it's not an original idea by any means but very few if any have been able to conquer that space in real estate.

    https://www.americanfinancing.net/

    From the process of applying to get a pre-approval and pre-qualification to submitting paperwork, closing, and communicating with your CSR and MC, etc etc. There are a lot of legal hurdles with doing this stuff digitally and it's a tough thing to design around and to build requirements around. We have both internal and external applications built to help streamline this process as well as things in the pipeline to further advance them.

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  • Posted to Redesigning Real Estate: How Opendoor is designing a better way to buy and sell homes, in reply to joe anderson , Oct 03, 2018

    As someone doing something similar in the same market (everyone is racing right now to do the same thing for real estate) this is not an easy task with all the regulations in place. While my specific company isn't targeting sellers as much as OD is we are also in the same game for buyers and innovating there as well. The real estate market from both ends of consumers will be different in 5-10 years when it comes to buying and selling if not sooner.

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  • Posted to Sketch 52 released, in reply to Jamie Leung , Oct 02, 2018

    Thanks for this. Didn't know they had a status site for craft.

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  • Posted to Sketch 52 released, in reply to Marcel Wichmann , Oct 02, 2018

    Zooming feels snappier, but it's taking longer to render my artboards when zooming in and out.

    Edit* with large files that contain images it appears my statement is correct above but with files that just contains elements everything seems fine.

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