Dean Hayden

Dean Hayden

Independent designer Joined almost 4 years ago

  • 5 stories
  • Posted to If this vector design tech was in Affinity, Sketch, Figma, etc., would you drop Adobe Illustrator?, Nov 16, 2017

    Makes sense for Affinity. I think Sketch and Figma are definitely the wrong tools to tackle illustration.

    1 point
  • Posted to What browser do you use and why?, Nov 16, 2017

    Safari, used the original beta and has been my default since. It’s come a long way and has had some great features added over the years.

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  • Posted to Minimum Beautiful Product: Stop using “MVP” as an excuse to launch shit products, Nov 10, 2017

    Maybe spending an extra day adding animation and polishing the navigation menu to improve the user experience isn’t such a bad idea after all?

    Because of course that stuff can just happen, requires little or no thought and can be implemented… it’s ‘just design and code’ :-/

    No amount of polish can hide the fact that something is junk; performance, snappiness and stability are a baseline of any product, be it a native app or web based. It is part of the experience and a roll of glitter won’t help these issues.

    Perception is key and the customer will only care about the technology behind a product when their experience is poor.

    Edit: I’m down for MVP - something is better than nothing.

    1 point
  • Posted to Looking for logo feedback, in reply to Cory Dymond , Oct 31, 2017

    Ok, I suggested making it work in black and white with no tints, and yes that isn't the same as monochromatic (as you pointed out).

    There would of course be lots of uses for a tint free, single colour version of their logo but its for a website so I won't go in to that.

    My original suggestion still stands but I'll give another reason why it's relevant; avoiding tints will increase the legibility of the mark and logotype at smaller sizes.

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  • Posted to Suitcase Fusion vs FontExplorer X, Oct 28, 2017

    Gah! I’ve been on and off Suitcase Fusion for almost a decade. I switched to FontExplorer X, it worked and served me well until a CC update; the same situation you’re in now.

    Switched back to Fusion and, it works and is serving me well. This time round I’m enjoying cloud integration and being able to use typekit to build sets of fonts.

    Between the two, I feel Fusion has the edge.

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  • Posted to Looking for logo feedback, Oct 27, 2017

    Needs to work in monochrome so maybe ditch the shading. Try and frame things differently; each word on separate lines, place the logo after ‘good’ like an asterisk (good*)

    2 points
  • Posted to What’s The Deal With Typography?, Oct 27, 2017

    I love the Metallica logo. If only everything was set in Metallicava Neue

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  • Posted to Dropbox Bizarre Empty State Illustration, Oct 27, 2017

    Throws in a box a kittens to chill things out… they’re the wrong kind of kitten, I like dogs, the kittens don’t have the same markings, I use different kittens in the office, I only like startup kittens, I only accept kittens from LinkedIn, this kitten bit me, that kitten tasted funny, the ginger kitten wasn’t kit from nightrider, can this kitten code, I don’t get kittens, kittens, KITTENS!!!!

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  • Posted to The Ultimate Designer's Board Game, Oct 15, 2017

    You need two versions; one as it is and another using Pantone references and ‘Work on Product’ ;-)

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  • Posted to I Quit Facebook—and You Should, Too, Oct 15, 2017

    It should be treated like any other traditional media outlet and should be accountable for content on their ‘channel’. But they have an out because of the grey area of user generated content (UCG) but at the same time they sell space that’s indistinguishable from your normal feed and this UGC can be so influential.

    In principle it’s a great platform to share thoughts and ideas but unfortunately the human condition skews this. This human condition also sells adverts and pushes content that you would never normally elect to see.

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