Jimmy Hooker

Jimmy Hooker

Designer Joined over 4 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 171 comments
  • 43 upvotes
  • Posted to Do you know of any well designed CRM, in reply to Tim Knight , Sep 24, 2018

    +1 for close. It's not cheap, but it changed our entire workflow. We heavily use Zapier now to get a bunch of data into it, and the built in phone stuff is huge for us.

    0 points
  • Posted to Denys Loveiko Portfolio, in reply to Clarissa H. , Sep 21, 2018

    I think it's fine to have an ongoing dialog, but I think it also has the potential to foster group-think. It's very predictable to go into any conversation on DesignerNews with a portfolio that pushes boundaries and breaks rules and just find people hating on performance, scroll-jacking, excessive page size, usability problems, readability problems, etc. I don't want Dribbble-level "AWESOME!!@#" comments either, but people seem to sip pretty hard on the haterade here.

    The aesthetics of this site are super legit. Does it have to be that useable? The dude is basically showing off, and they killed it. I'd love a conversation about when you can throw away rules and expectations and just produce something visually stunning. Sometimes sites are meant to be read, and with others, the text is basically just light window-dressing. That's ok in my book!

    2 points
  • Posted to Denys Loveiko Portfolio, Sep 21, 2018

    This is extremely impressive. Get ready for the hate train that is DesignerNews, as anything that smells even vaguely impractical gets looked down on.

    3 points
  • Posted to My new SaaS web page builder side-project, after years of open source, in reply to GOOD LUCK , Sep 17, 2018

    A free limited version is still free. I think you're taking a pretty harsh view of a very common marketing tactic.

    -2 points
  • Posted to How do you manage your finances as a freelancer?, Sep 17, 2018

    I've never used it, but I've always found the concepts in Cushion fascinating:

    https://cushionapp.com/

    4 points
  • Posted to Hourly landing page, Sep 10, 2018

    I'm into it. Downloaded.

    Wonder if this could help apply deep work principles.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Disconnect, Aug 27, 2018

    This is awesome. Gimmicky, but I'm into the gimmick.

    4 points
  • Posted to WeTransfer Acquires Paper & Paste, in reply to joe anderson , Aug 23, 2018

    Yeah I get that, I feel like that's fairly clear.

    I just wonder if it works. The FastCompany article linked elsewhere in this thread talks about how this strategy kinda bombed on Dropbox's part. Mailbox doesn't exist anymore, and I don't know anyone who uses Paper.

    Sometimes it goes well when companies step outside their wheelhouse, sometimes not.

    0 points
  • Posted to WeTransfer Acquires Paper & Paste, in reply to Chris Castillo , Aug 23, 2018

    That's all just marketing. You can position yourself however you'd like, however, the core product is to transfer files. I'm not saying that's a bad thing! Transferring files well is a very useful service.

    My point is, you generally wouldn't lump a paint brush and a file transfer service in the same category. It's an interesting move. I would find it hard to believe that painters see their car as a creative tool just because it gets them from their home to their studio.

    0 points
  • Posted to WeTransfer Acquires Paper & Paste, in reply to Chris Castillo , Aug 21, 2018

    That's just a nice sounding mission statement. Which is fine! However, their core product is to transfer files. It's not really a creative tool (although you could do some mental gymnastics to justify it as such).

    To me this signals a significant shift in strategy for WeTransfer. Especially considering FiftyThree is widely respected for their design/creativity.

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