Nastya Grebneva

Icons8 Community manager Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • Posted to GitHub for photos. Create the stock photos together., in reply to Andrew C , Jul 12, 2019

    True, that's why there is an option to download it in PSD format - users can edit it slightly for a desirable result. And of course, the photo team has plenty of things to improve. Give us time :)

    For now, at least I can make a woman laugh at a cake instead of a salad https://photos.icons8.com/creator/photo/5d28a44ff0fed70015259233

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  • Posted to How to Design an Icon Set: Simple Checklist for Graphic Designers, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Nov 30, 2018

    Hi Mattan, your questions are fair and actual, and we are ready to write a material on that. Could you please specify a bit more what dilemmas, issues have you experienced. It will help Anna to write a more detailed article.

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  • Posted to How to Design an Icon Set: Simple Checklist for Graphic Designers, Nov 27, 2018

    This guide was meant to be internal instructions for our new icon designers. But we decided to share it with the community because it is quite universal.

    This article is the first one in the series of materials that our designer Anna Golde was preparing for almost a year.

    5 points
  • Posted to Black Friday deals for designer tools., Nov 22, 2018

    http://icons8.com/ - 50% off on the annual plan (icons, photos, music and (soon) illustrations)

    1 point
  • Posted to Racism in Design. Who to Blame?, in reply to Blemmy Hemingsworth , Aug 09, 2018

    haha, good one! Can be a perfect solution for many teams.

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  • Posted to Racism in Design. Who to Blame?, in reply to anthony thomas , Aug 09, 2018

    Thank you, Anthony, for your opinion. Maybe I should work on expressing my thoughts more, because: 1. I don't think in any way that Barclays were racists. The image paring was sent to me by a colleague as an example of racism, but I decided to take a closer look. 2. In the article, I mentioned that actually, Barclays did a great job having different people on the images 3. The question asked was basically what photo the designer should have used to be totally safe from any possible accusations. That's why I mentioned not using a photo of a single male.

    This article represents 2 things: - on the one hand, there are designers, art directors, company owners who can easily get accused of being racist, sexist, homophobic and so on based on a single photo, video, ad text, that in most cases has nothing to do with that or is quite circumstantial. Plus it makes design job really hard at this part - to make everyone happy. - on the other hand, we all are a part of this reality, and yes, we think in stereotypes and exclude some people based on gender, race, orientation, etc.

    The conclusion will be the same, to make a difference we need: 1. stop jumping to conclusions and accusations 2. care if our own design is relevant to reality and not only stereotypes

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  • Posted to Racism in Design. Who to Blame?, in reply to Elliot James , Aug 09, 2018

    In the case of Barclays, I am sure it is about the point of view of a perceiver. Though it still could have raised some aggressive accusations. And this is sad because I believe in terms of design most of the racism/sexism glimpses are circumstantial.

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  • Posted to Racism in Design. Who to Blame?, Aug 09, 2018

    Do you often get accused of being racist, sexist and so on because of images, videos, ad texts you used for product/website/app?

    If so, how many of those cases are fair in your opinion?

    9 points
  • Posted to Fugue - free stock music for videos, games, UI and other projects, in reply to Siyan Ren , May 20, 2018

    Oh, thanks! Hope you will use it

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  • Posted to Fugue - free stock music for videos, games, UI and other projects, in reply to Jesse Brack , May 10, 2018

    Great! Yes, we know this pain, hopefully, Fugue will help people. As I mentioned we hired a special person who is listening to music on different websites, trying to find something quality, And it took him 6 months to pick those composers we have now.

    You can send us links to your projects with these tracks and your feedback via Twitter - https://twitter.com/icons_8 or FB - https://www.facebook.com/Icons8/

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