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Anyone familiar with their design team structure? Is one designer responsible for their web designs? I'd love to find their information if anyone has it available. Another killer job.
I couldn't disagree more.
Design systems will simplify the job of designers, but I think designers roles will continue to become more important, and from that, I believe the quantity of 'design jobs' will increase.
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Don't get me wrong, once you understand the core concepts of design, picking a proper tool that will work for your workflow is insanely important. Not understanding design and blaming it on the 'tools' is what I meant to cover.
I also dont agree with your non-digital answer of 'painting a skyscaper with a toothbrush' ... We are talking about digital tools here that have the same functions. All the programs above draw a rectangle, ovals, and lines.
And yes.. tools matter for interacting with other people and making deadlines.. but none of that is a currently stated problem from the original post. I have personally used photoshop, affinity designer, sketch, illustrator, gimp, and figma to design different projects... I can switch between them all without thinking twice... because they all do the same thing.
The Principal App functions basically exactly like your demonstrating above, but yes, this would be an awesome feature for Sketch itself.
Her work is incredible, have seen a few of the completed pieces.
I'm confused.. this seems like a long drawn out onboarding process (@Monzo). I'd really be interested in why you guys think their process is 'excellent', seems incredibly overbearing to me?
I spent years giving away free/insanely cheap work. This allowed me to fully understand the career & business around design beyond whats taught. This also was the quickest way to build a 'word of mouth' marketing campaign. I had local design agency's/businesses's bashing me on facebook for a while in my beginning due to customers asking them if THEY would do free work like I would. They would post things like 'NO we will NOT work for free, we have to actually pay bills'.
This technique will keep you always evolving, and will have the most up-to-date portfolio of your work. I have seen 100's of designers come out of school with all the same work in their portfolio, this will get you no where. Invest your 'time' into getting your hands dirty as soon as you can, and it will pay off exponentially down the road.
Long story short.. don't give up. Instead, do the exact opposite... dive in deeper.
Great job, looks killer
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