Joe Roberto

UI Designer @ Apartments.com Joined over 1 year ago

  • 5 stories
  • 44 comments
  • 12 upvotes
  • Posted to It's ok to quit, right?, Apr 11, 2018

    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.

    2 points
  • Posted to Google Fonts x Korean fonts showcase, Apr 09, 2018

    Great job, looks killer

    1 point
  • Posted to Someone succeed to leave adobe for web design and other little things ?, Apr 09, 2018

    You don't like Sketch's 1-year subscription-based plan ($100)? But you came from a platform (adobe) that charged you $20-40 a month to use one of their pieces of software?

    Beyond Photo & Video editing, I have migrated to Sketch across the board.

    That being said, I cannot stand peoples arguments about putting design blame on the software they use. If you understand design, and how to design, you should be able to use Microsoft Paint if you needed to create a design. Find what works best for YOU and use it.

    P.S. I stopped supporting Adobe when they forced me to pay a $300+ cancelation fee to end my Stock Trial.

    0 points
  • Posted to Closing the gap between visiting Keen's studio and visiting their website, in reply to James Mikrut , Apr 06, 2018

    I gotta think this new website has drastically decreased production levels with strangers contacting you all day?

    1 point
  • Posted to Pitfalls of Card UIs, Apr 06, 2018

    Love it... I tend to realize I made a mistake using cards when trying to scale a mobile design up to desktop.

    0 points
  • Posted to Closing the gap between visiting Keen's studio and visiting their website, Apr 06, 2018

    This is so cool! Chatting with the team was extra fun!

    'Cat Videos'

    1 point
  • Posted to Mawla - Creative Development Agency, Mar 28, 2018

    One of the better agency website design's I have seen in a while! Great work.

    4 points
  • Posted to Dribbble removes ability to filter all shots by 'Recent' on main navigation, Feb 27, 2018

    Time to build a 'new' dribbble from the ground up. One that isan't profit focused, but focused on sharing & curating design inspiration. I thought the addition of the 'TINY' team would be a benefit for Dribbble, but sadly it has not been.

    5 points
  • Posted to Should I still be designing at 960px for desktop?, in reply to Chris Lüders , Feb 26, 2018

    This is the approach I always will take. Always start with 320, then scale that to 375, and then proceed to tablet (768,1024) and desktop (1366-1440)

    0 points
  • Posted to Julien Renvoye - Art Director, in reply to Jim Silverman , Feb 08, 2018

    I actually thought this was really genius personally.

    2 points
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