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Alex Hoffman

Alex Hoffman

Denver, CO Product Designer Joined about 3 years ago

  • 5 stories
  • 159 comments
  • 59 upvotes
  • Posted to What's the story behind your portfolio/personal logo?, in reply to Nuff . , Aug 13, 2019

    I don't have a personal logo – but I do have some branding that I follow from my website, resume, and business card. I don't think it's necessary for some designers, for others, I feel like it's critical. If you're a brand designer and you're applying to work at a big time agency without a logo – probably not goin look so great. If you're a UX designer with not the best visual design chops, maybe don't make a logo, just pick a nice typeface and write out your name.

    I tend to side with Sean Wes when he says, "a cheap business card is worse than no business card." In other words, if you can make a nice logo and you're trying to get jobs that require visual design chops a personal logo can be a really great way to get people to notice you.

    On the other hand, if you're new or not great at visual design, it's better to speak to your skills rather and show poor skills and remove all doubt that you in fact, not a good visual designer

    1 point
  • Posted to UX designer improving visual design skills., Jul 24, 2019

    Freelance project or personal project. I suppose those daily UI challenges might help, but typically they're just haphazard copy-cat crap

    1 point
  • Posted to As a Product Designer, what are your essential tools?, Jun 18, 2019
    • Pencil and Paper
    • Sketch
    • Abstract
    • Axure
    • Adobe XD
    • InVision (not much anymore tho)
    • AirTable
    • Google docs
    • Trello
    • Notes (I kinda hate it tho)
    1 point
  • Posted to How to improve your workflow as a designer , Jun 04, 2019

    I'd really recommend downloading design systems and just go through their files and see how they did it. You'll find that there are some really common patterns but mostly, it's different for every org. There's a few different sites like this but here's one that lists of bunch of design systems https://designsystemsrepo.com/design-systems/

    1 point
  • Posted to Keeping your Business Card Updated, in reply to R. Kamushken , May 23, 2019

    Pablo is amazing, check out his youtube channel.

    1 point
  • Posted to Playdate, in reply to Andrew C , May 23, 2019

    That was my thought too! Can I charge the battery with it too?

    1 point
  • Posted to Sketch 55, in reply to Matthew O'Connor , May 21, 2019

    I wish I hadn't

    1 point
  • Posted to Sketch 55, in reply to Ryan Hicks , May 21, 2019

    Yes. It's totally broken now. Moving mine to from being on a pixel to a decimal

    8 points
  • Posted to What are your favourite books on UX?, May 21, 2019

    This question has been asked many times on DN. I'd suggest doing some searching around previous posts.

    0 points
  • Posted to How to import/sync Sketch prototype to Invision?, May 16, 2019

    Unfortunately, I think the answer is no. Sketch cloud has pretty much all the same collaboration tools as invision though.

    1 point
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