Luke Jones

Luke Jones

New York, USA Product Design & Research Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Nathan L.

  • 19 stories
  • Posted to Side project: Design Challenge (dot x y z), in reply to Robin Goyal , Jun 14, 2018

    Hey Robin, a few scenarios:

    • You are a mentor and want to challenge the person you are helping (or you’re on the receiving end of it).
    • You are recruiting designers and want to set them a design challenge (this is common, and should be paid).
    • You’re a solo designer looking for a challenge but feeling uninspired about what to do.
    0 points
  • Posted to Book Recommendations, in reply to Raffaello Sanzio , Aug 29, 2017

    Just curious: You meant to say that "About Face" is ridiculously good or bad? I've read mixed reviews about it, so that's why I haven't bought it yet.

    I had an awful time reading About Face. That's not to say the contents aren't valuable, just that the way it is written is so verbose and over-academic that it is borderline unreadable.

    The book could be half to three quarters of the size and be as valuable.

    0 points
  • Posted to Book Recommendations, in reply to Taylor Palmer , Aug 28, 2017

    Thanks Taylor, this is really helpful.

    0 points
  • Posted to Book Recommendations, in reply to Jeff Kielman , Aug 28, 2017

    Thanks Jeff! :-)

    1 point
  • Posted to Book Recommendations, in reply to Kyle Decker , Aug 28, 2017

    This is awesome, thanks Kyle!

    0 points
  • Posted to @DannPetty Show — Stop Working So Dang Much, Aug 12, 2017

    If you're watching this video and getting angry at the message, think about this: when you're on your deathbed, will you think... 'damn, I'm glad I worked 80 hours a week and barely saw the people I love', or would you look back on that time as lost time?

    I fucking guarantee you it'll be the latter.

    Work is so unimportant compared to love and happiness. The hustle is bullshit. I've achieved far more by being smart in how I learn and spend my time than I ever did in my years of sleepless nights and ridiculous hours.

    Stop pushing yourself so hard. Someone who is happy and not overworked could do a better job in 32 hours, what someone in 50+ hours of overwork could ever manage.

    His message is great. It's something every respectable person I know lives by, and something I know a lot of people I respect regret not doing.

    You might read this and think, who the hell is Luke Jones? He's not well known or important, but that's fine. I'm cool with that. My Mum doesn't know who Tobias Van Schneider is. She doesn't know who Paul Rand is. She doesn't even know who Steve Jobs is. Don't chase fame or hustle. It's so fucking irrelevant.

    4 points
  • Posted to Are Colours the New Gradients?, in reply to Loui V , Apr 21, 2017

    I didn’t mean it to come across as cruel, bullying, or funny. I meant it to come across in the way it did: that this is a non-topic. It shouldn’t be up for discussion, and it isn’t a good use of designers’ time to read or write about.

    I am sorry if it came across as offensive to the author, but I wholeheartedly believe that the topic is not worth expanding on.

    1 point
  • Posted to New Portfolio — Luke Jones, in reply to Weston Vierregger , Apr 13, 2017

    Thanks! I don’t want you to think this is a knee jerk reaction / an excuse, but...

    • I used mailto: on purpose, as it allows people who do use it to click it and pop open their email editor no matter the device but also allows people to right-click or hold to copy it into the mail editor of choice.
    • I think spam is a personal problem. Whether I get spam or not shouldn’t affect the person who uses the website. I want people to email me in the easiest way possible. If that’s spam then so be it! No need to obfuscate things for the sake of robots or my own convenience.
    4 points
  • Posted to New Portfolio — Luke Jones, in reply to Alex Ionescu , Apr 13, 2017

    Thanks Alex, shoot me an email / tweet when it’s done! / @lukejones.

    0 points
  • Posted to People who use Windows, what does your set-up look like?, in reply to Dylan Field , Mar 07, 2017

    This is looking great. I’ll try it out, thank you!

    2 points
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