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David Simpson

David Simpson

Boston, MA Director of Product Design @ Datto Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. David has invited Nelson Joyce, Smit Patel

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, in reply to Antonia A. , Jul 27, 2017

    It has been great to see more females pop up on our list. However you are right, we need to keep making noise and pushing for females to be better represented in all areas of business (not just IT).

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, Jul 27, 2017

    Just pushed a big update with lots of new names and faces!

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, in reply to Antonia A. , Jul 27, 2017

    So you are both right. I agree Antonia, I would LOVE to see more female faces on there as I know there is a ton of talent out there. This is early on, so hopefully, we will see that change as we add more folks over the coming days/weeks. To James point, he is also right, this is a completely open forum where ANYONE can submit their profile and be welcomed here.

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, in reply to Rakesh K , Jul 27, 2017

    Hey Rakesh, I completely agree, and this in a lot of ways dovetails with the comments Sasha was making above. This early stage prototype is simply to gauge interest in whether or not this is a helpful resource.

    I would love to do a whole page breaking down what it means to be a mentor, why it matters, who should be a mentor, etc.. For now we've kept it quite simple but we'll try to improve it as quick as we can! Thank you for the great feedback!

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, in reply to Craig Rozynski , Jul 27, 2017

    I thought a lot about this last night after reading some of my emails and DMs. Back to Sacha's point, I wonder if we can perhaps have two paths to mentoring, a simple and extensive approach. As Sacha mentioned, a long term, committed mentoring path is a serious commitment. However, many of the questions I'm hearing from this Jr. group aren't that they want hand holding, they just want someone to ask a question, or review a resume. That makes me wonder if just a light-hearted mentors where there aren't any long term commitments is just one of the two options?

    This is still in early stages, thank you for great thought provoking questions !

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, in reply to Sacha Greif , Jul 27, 2017

    I completely agree with all of your thoughts. The big thing i've been hearing in my local community a lot recently is that Jr. Designers don't feel like they have a way to get advice and learn more from experienced designers, and in turn they don't feel they are equipped to do the job. This is a starting stab at initiating conversation, however to your point I would love to see if we could build out more of a framework of what a real "mentorship" entails and equip both sides with some content around it.

    Interested to help? :)

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  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, Jul 26, 2017

    This is a follow up to a previous thread from Juan Mena. I think it is a really interesting idea to have a list of designers willing to help younger designers in all aspect of their craft. I'm interested if people prefer a Google Doc or putting it in a simple easy to read format like http://desmentor.com.

    Any feedback welcome!

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  • Posted to What CMS for designer/front end developers?, Jul 07, 2017

    Jekyll is a solid choice

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  • Posted to We want minimal CMS for portfolio + blog., Jun 23, 2017

    Jekyll

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  • Posted to Why would you want to work remote as a designer?, in reply to Ray Sensebach , Jun 07, 2017

    This is a great summation, exactly what I was thinking.

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