Jared Krause

Jared Krause

Kansas City, MO Director of Product & Design @ Homebase.ai Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 204 comments
  • 56 upvotes
  • Posted to Your thoughts on Design Education, Oct 01, 2019

    It's hopefully changed since I graduated in 2012, but the only graphic design programs available at my school were through the Arts department ⁠— focusing entirely on creating "art", rather than real world digital design. You had to take drawing and painting courses to even qualify for the graphic design program. My professors barely knew Illustrator.

    The only web design class available was through the Computer Science department and focused more on HTML and Dreamweaver rather than actual design or user experience.

    I learned everything on my own through side projects and graduated with an extreme distaste for universities. I'm still paying off student loans :(

    0 points
  • Posted to New Yahoo! logo, Sep 23, 2019

    I'm just impressed this wasn't designed in a weekend by a new CEO and a couple of interns

    7 points
  • Posted to Figma users be like:, Sep 02, 2019

    We use the collab features every day

    1 point
  • Posted to Starbucks' functional and expressive style guide, in reply to BoBo Yang , Aug 29, 2019

    Took me a good 30 seconds to even realize there was more than a blob

    1 point
  • Posted to How we design without designers, Aug 26, 2019

    "How we develop without developers"

    All of our employees learned to code

    3 points
  • Posted to 6 Months Designing With Figma, in reply to Steven Hylands , Aug 07, 2019

    We're in the process of testing a move to Figma. The team collaboration tools are outstanding so far.

    2 points
  • Posted to How come everybody loves to hate self-checkouts?, in reply to Tyson Kingsbury , Jul 16, 2019

    1) That's a ridiculous standard to have. You bring up gas for your car, but where is your compassion for the people who used to, literally, put gas in your car? Automation will happen and it's the only way we move forward.

    2) Automation, in theory, should ultimately keep costs low.

    3) See #2

    4) I enjoy self check out. It's faster. Shorter lines. I don't have to interact with anyone.

    Mostly playing devil's advocate here.

    8 points
  • Posted to Is Photography Dying?, Jul 09, 2019

    RIP cameras

    0 points
  • Posted to We need to calm our technology down, Jun 19, 2019

    Annnnnd I'm still interrupted by an email newsletter popup while reading this article

    9 points
  • Posted to How i Designed App in 2 days. , May 31, 2019

    Was the 2 day limit just something used to challenge yourself, or did a client actually need a design within 2 days?

    I've produced some of my best work while designing at 24 hour hackathons. These types of limitations are fun and motivating, but you could be making some poor UX and development assumptions without proper testing and research.

    0 points
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