David Simpson

David Simpson

Boston, MA Director of Product Design @ Design Mentors Joined almost 5 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. David has invited Nelson Joyce, Smit Patel

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  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Jffry Vsk , Nov 17, 2017

    That is some of the purpose behind what we are building at Design Mentors. We are building a platform dedicated to design education, collaboration, and mentoring. There is still a lot to build, but we are excited about the early growth and traction we've seen.

    1 point
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Javier-Simon Cuello , Nov 17, 2017

    Hey Javier, our marketing site tells the wrong story (and is ugly). We are in process of developing our identity, after that, we'll knock down the current marketing site and rebuild it to tell our story in a much better manner.

    Some interesting things to know about us as we have just started building our platform focused on design education and mentoring:

    • Our users are spread out across 45 countries
    • Our users speak 15 languages
    • We have an amazing group of women, over 30 mentors and many mentees (and we are highly focused on this growth)
    • We are inclusive of all, no matter your race, religion, gender identity, etc..
    • We are a non-profit dedicated to design education
    1 point
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, Nov 16, 2017, it doesn't look like it yet but our platform already has over 1,000 users and we are focused on education and learning together. We will have a discussions app in the future that will be tied to fostering positive constructive conversation about topics or inspiration

    2 points
  • Posted to, Nov 10, 2017

    Why is this getting upvoted? dead link.

    0 points
  • Posted to Designer Lynx — a comprehensive list of links for all your UI needs, in reply to Stevie E , Nov 01, 2017

    Hey, this looks great. We are building a lot of similar things in our app at Design Mentors to provide resources for anyone interested to get started in design. If you are ever interested to chat and potentially collaborate on anything hit me up at

    0 points
  • Posted to Within 2018 — A leadership retreat for women in design, Oct 27, 2017

    I think this is great (white male here), primarily for the reason that it will promote discussion, education, and growth at all career levels for the women who attend. This isn't some middle school summer camp where they are going up a mountain to stay in cabins and bash boys. They also aren't attacking or dismissing other events that are attended by all, this is simply a chance for a group of women to get together to learn and grow. I will also say that I do believe it is really important that we see the numbers rise at big conferences not just in gender, but in all aspects of diversity.

    The only potential bummer as some have mentioned is that it could be quite cost-prohibitive. However, with the sponsors, maybe the high cost has been somewhat neutralized. And if they see success maybe over time they could do them regionally to find cost measures that make it more accessible to all.

    8 points
  • Posted to Coda — It’s a new day for docs, Oct 20, 2017

    I reckon Panic won't appreciate you using the name Coda for your product

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What time do you guys want to learn React?, Oct 15, 2017

    I'm interested in Vue.js, I like React but want templating extracted

    0 points
  • Posted to Why is my dribbble shot not popular?, Oct 11, 2017

    do you even skeumorphic bro?

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What side project are you working on this weekend?, in reply to Jonathan White , Oct 08, 2017

    Can't take credit, they are the combined amazing work of Charlie B Coombs ( and Mark Roberts (

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