Kemie Guaida

Kemie Guaida

Sweden web designer, illustrator, type nerd Joined about 5 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to How Do You Abbreviate "Yesterday" in Your Designs?, Mar 13, 2019

    2019-03-12? mar12? None of your abbreviations are very clear. If you MUST have the word yesterday, I'd rethink the layout to make space for it.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ageism in Tech: Why Older Designers Are Better Than Younger Designers, in reply to Matthew O'Connor , Feb 20, 2019

    Ok, would you agree then if I phrased it as: communication is a useful skill to have to be successful (however you want to define success:goals, money, metrics, personal satisfaction) in a designer role? For sure there are ways to succeed without this skill, but having it will be an enormous asset, and may be crucial in some situations.

    And this is coming from a designer that is not good at communicating, but I'm working hard at improving because I've realized it's crucial to achieving my goals.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ageism in Tech: Why Older Designers Are Better Than Younger Designers, in reply to Matthew O'Connor , Feb 20, 2019

    You can. However, to be a successful designer, you're gonna need to communicate effectively with clients, stakeholders, co-workers.

    2 points
  • Posted to BlacksWhoDesign, in reply to Mike Abbot , Feb 11, 2019

    except we're not. because some of us are still discriminated against and treated differently.

    4 points
  • Posted to How do I tell a client no?, Jan 28, 2019

    You give the reasons behind the design, focusing on the business and user objectives they are meeting, not on personal preference -"I chose purple for the buttons because it fits the branding guidelines, and will give your audience a cohesive feeling throughout the site" "If I make the text green it will affect legibility and users will not be able to read the text comfortably".

    0 points
  • Posted to MakeUI - The world’s first Sketch UI kit generator with themes, Jan 15, 2019

    is there any way of previewing or knowing what you get before buying?

    1 point
  • Posted to Is Abstract’s handoff tool ready to replace Zeplin?, Jan 07, 2019

    Throwing in another option, we've been happy using Avocode for handoff, and the cost is much less, at least for small teams

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  • Posted to How do you guys handle rounded corners in Symbols? Frustrating! , Jan 03, 2019

    I don't think you can have corners on layer styles, but you can have three different bg symbols: square, rounded on top, and rounded on the bottom, nest them in your base symbol, and switch with overrides

    2 points
  • Posted to What are your favorite fonts right now?, in reply to Jonatan L , Dec 21, 2018

    I have ¯\(ツ)

    1 point
  • Posted to What’s your favourite/dream colour picker?, Dec 21, 2018

    I'm not sure if by picking colors you mean a literal color picker or other methods of selecting color too, like swatches, values and sliders. In any case, my musts when working with color:

    • I should be able to pick with an eyedropper, both the screen color (for example the result of 2 layers with a blending mode) and the object fill/stroke color (the actual value it has)
    • I should be able to save colors to global swatches (global= if I change the swatch, all instances of that color should change)
    • I should be able to export/import those swatches, preferrably in widely used formats such as .ase
    • I should be able to name swatche, so a color can be "Brand Main" and not #52627. Open Color Tools has great ideas on this.
    • Picking colors should be a one-click process (looking at you, Affinity)
    • I would love to generate highlights & shadows from a swatch, like Illustrators' Color Guide but with more control -Likewise, I'd like to be able to blend between two colors in a specified number of steps. Something like this built in would be awesome

    For reference, on the graphic apps side, I use Afffinity Designer, Illustrator & Sketch and used Fireworks for many years. On the color picker/management side I currently use sip and have used Spectrum and have on ocassion used a tool called Gamut.

    1 point
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