Mark Fenske

Mark Fenske

Desygner Joined almost 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Show DN: Desygner Beta - Free Web/Mobile Design Tool , Mar 01, 2016

    We'd love to hear your guys feedback on Desygner! We've been in beta for almost 3 months now and have had a lot of really positive feedback from the startup and tech communities as well as a very encouraging visitor, user signup, project creation numbers with really nothing more than word of mouth advertising.

    Would love for some designers to give it a try (its completely free at the moment) and tell us what you like or don't like about the product, what you'd like to see added or anything in between. I'll also be happy to answer any questions anyone may have!

    Cheers guys!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What makes a Designer become jaded?, in reply to Jonathan Shariat , Feb 17, 2016

    Yeah, unsurprisingly, a lot of those guys (and others like myself) all left that company. The lead designer I was specifically talking about in that post was actually one of the first employees in the company which ended up growing to be a multi-million dollar revenue business and making it to the Inc 500. Even with all the years he was there, he ended up quitting about 6 months after I left. He left to go be the lead designer at a smaller boutique web development company and I ended up moving to another country to join a startup tech company called Desygner.

    I get that work is work and it can be hard to find, but as a designer, I think its absolutely vital to not get stuck with a company that actually views creativity as a negative.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What makes a Designer become jaded?, Feb 16, 2016

    I worked closely with the design team at my old job as a Front End Developer and the Design team lead was particularly jaded, cynical and downright lazy with the designs we would get back from him.

    I would suspect that there's a ton of reasons that make a designer jaded, but from my experience, I would say it usually boils down to the employer/client. With this company in particular, it was a website mill, churning out sites as fast as they could sell them. The owner had a particular phrase he'd tell the designers which was to "McDonaldize" the sites. So not only did the designers have to listen to the store owners terrible design suggestions for hours between calls and emails, but they also weren't given any real chance to create because it was forced down their throats that they need to stamp these things out as fast as they possibly can. With such a creative stifling environment, I can imagine why they just stopped giving a crap.

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