Jayson Hobby

Jayson Hobby

Interactive Art Director Joined almost 8 years ago

  • 8 stories
  • 17 comments
  • 7 upvotes
  • Posted to Advice for a young designer joining a start-up as the only designer, Jul 26, 2016

    Probably not the answer you want, but, don't do it. I started my career that way, I've seen others. You learn, but at an extremely slower rate than you would with other, more senior designers. Not to mention, the team of non-designers around you drastically respects your decisions less because of your lack of experience. Its not a fun place to be. Obviously if thats the only option, you gotta do what you gotta do. But I'd highly suggest at least finding a startup with another designer. Again, just not a fun place to be with not much experience and no support. You get squeezed, people force you to make poor design decisions. Sure you'll learn business sides of things and some product learning, but if you want to be a better designer, thats a recipe for disaster... or at least just slow, grueling, painful growth.

    7 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Instagram.com testing a very minimal variation, Jun 09, 2015

    Nice catch in the wild! I strongly prefer the header to the new minimal version, however wondering if the images are too big. Would also be cool to possibly show likes in a nice way without having to hover to reveal hidden content.

    I've never been a fan of the photo collage cover photo because I don't see a reason to duplicate the content.

    0 points
  • Posted to When a UI tries to be too clever to be usable, Aug 14, 2014

    Echoing everyone here. This is one of the best experiences on the web right now.

    What's even more interesting to me is the overwhelming opinion on Twitter vs. here on DN. Funny stuffs.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: The SSDoubleD, Jul 24, 2014

    This is great.

    1 point
  • Posted to Agencies/Shops in Portland?, Jul 02, 2014

    You can use this for ANY city!

    http://www.thecreativeham.com/the-list.php

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What wallet do you have?, Jun 25, 2014

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    Love everything Tanner Goods does. This Workman's wallet is great.

    1 point
  • Posted to What tool do you use to capture an interaction you find online ?, May 20, 2014

    This doesn't really answer your question, but http://capptivate.co/ is an awesome site created by a designer at Twitter that captures mobile interaction examples. She is fairly receptive and I bet if you reached out to her she would help you out!

    However, I've just used quicktime for quick video recordings most of the time on desktop.

    0 points
  • Posted to Feature Requests: Let's talk about Designer News., Apr 07, 2014

    Shouldn't you get a karma point if your post gets a comment? I'd argue that creating conversation is more valuable to the community than an upvote! Just a thought.

    J

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What iPhone 5S case are you using?, in reply to Volkert Mencke , Apr 07, 2014

    These are rad! Thanks!

    1 point
  • Posted to "Ask DN:" Project Management Systems, Apr 03, 2014

    I know this wasn't the ask, but does anyone have suggestions for a larger agency? Of around 50-75 people?

    0 points
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