Be nice. Or else.
Sr. Visual Designer at OpenText Joined about 1 year ago
Happy to hear that screen to screen tweens isn't how this app intends to work! Can't stand that workflow!
Did you take type classes with Cabianca?
I have early release but will reserve judgement since I know the product is very alpha right now and going through lots of changes. Something worth mentioning was the sales push to get someone in the door to show us the tool. Demo by a non-designer and not able to answer most questions—maybe 10 min of the presentation was spent on Studio, the rest was up-selling Enterprise (which was of zero interest to us without the Studio piece). I mean, Enterprise features were demo'd in Sketch instead of Studio by an Invision person. Just passing on the feedback since the team as a whole was mutually not that impressed given that we want to see features which will help us build enterprise grade applications (not animate planets around in space).
So true. I went into the public beta super skeptical because non-native, blah blah. The performance and "feel" blew me away and smashed any preconceived ideas I had going in. They seem to take performance very seriously. Hard to make blanket statements about Electron apps. VS Code is also lightning fast.
Aside from initial load of project, Figma performance is noticeably more responsive than Sketch, just rapidly change zoom levels and you can see it. I switch back and forth between both all the time. In the latest version of Sketch it is particularly noticeable. Nothing to do with marketing blurring any truth.
For what its worth, I had to take care of font licensing for a large company and we spent about 45k ~ USD for 3 weights (unlimited desktop usage, web usage, and in app usage). Company has about 12,000 people. That was just licensing already existing font. Imagine if you had a sans + serif, condensed, extended, weights, etc. Adds up. At one point cost of type designer and ability to at least add your own unique flair makes financial sense.
Pretty much sums up my experience as well.
The design resource every designer/design student Canada needs to see. Amazing project.
Look into the cost of licensing an entire type family for everyone in a large corporation to use on the web, in apps, and on desktop computers. It is quite high and often one of the contributing factors to commissioning your own typeface.
Be nice. Or else.
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