Klare Frank

Klare Frank

Front-end designer @ Vox Media Joined about 6 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • 66 comments
  • 51 upvotes
  • Posted to Why I gave myself an unraise, Jun 01, 2016

    This article seems to be more about cutting hours to focus on what you really want to do than cutting pay. Not really sure why the perspective needed to be set so much towards money.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design : pronoun.com, Sep 29, 2015

    The typography and colors are nice, but I don't really see the point of having video backgrounds if they're blurred out videos that add a ton more page weight without adding much value.

    0 points
  • Posted to Crafting your design portfolio, a story., Aug 25, 2015

    I've read through this and it contains so very solid advice on how to create a portfolio, especially for people creating portfolios for the first time and not knowing what information is critical to get a job. I've already used it as a reference when evaluating portfolios for designers and frontend developers looking to switch jobs. There's a TON of research done evaluating current portfolios and the content that makes up a good one, and interviewing people in charge of hiring to see what specifically their looking for in a portfolio.

    Sure, you can go through and look at portfolios and try to figure these things out for yourself (and that's good to do) and you definitely should get critiques on your portfolio, but it's still not going to be a comprehensive guide. Don't write it off because you already feel comfortable creating a portfolio (then this guide really isn't for you); some designers really benefit from this format of advice backed by research.

    1 point
  • Posted to Examples of simple, effective personal sites, in reply to Steven Cavins , Aug 25, 2015

    +1 Whenever I see a loading screen and I have no clue about the content of the site, I'll immediately close it.

    4 points
  • Posted to How I Got a Tech Startup Job with an Art Degree, in reply to Goran Peuc , Aug 17, 2015

    Well, you're certainly not going to hire someone straight out of school for a more senior position that comes with lots of responsibilities grounded in experience creating applications. If you think someone with a humanities degree can do the job better than someone with an arts degree, then you need to meet more people in the field.

    0 points
  • Posted to Our 4-day week, Jul 29, 2015

    It's great to see other companies out there doing this and also being successful. :D

    3 points
  • Posted to Developer Portfolio Examples, in reply to Tyce Clee , Jul 10, 2015

    This is great. I love that you put your codepens right into your portfolio!

    1 point
  • Posted to This Industry is Fucked - Jess Frazelle, Jul 06, 2015

    No one should have to deal with this. Or just ignore it. It's probably more than one or two outliers, and even if it wasn't, it's not ok. Saying that everyone should just ignore comments like these comes pretty close to condoning sexist behavior and hostility.

    37 points
  • Posted to Penised, Mar 26, 2015

    Really?? First thing in the morning and this is at the top of DN? Ugh. No.

    5 points
  • Posted to A mixed roll position - yay or nay?, Feb 18, 2015

    Being able to flexibly fill two roles allows me to view design or development from a different perspective and has absolutely pushed me to be better at both. I can honestly say I wouldn't be as good as design or front-end code if I didn't have the other and always feel like something's missing if I'm focusing too much on one skill.

    I've been in the position to choose to be only a designer or developer and have always turned down those roles for mixed ones. If I would've let my skills slip in one area, I wouldn't have the job I do today.

    Why can't we strive to be 10/10 in both? Skill isn't a limited to a fixed amount like time. While there is a fixed amount of time to master both, that doesn't mean it isn't possible or a goal to have.

    1 point
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