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Joseph Barrientos

Joseph Barrientos

Sunnyvale, CA Sr. Visual Designer Joined over 5 years ago

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  • 6 upvotes
  • Posted to How to land an agency role?, in reply to Frédéric Audet , Jun 20, 2019

    This was my thinking as well, looking for a company that plays hard to get and has some presence of value or mission. My issue with that is wouldn't they be less likely to hire someone with purely product and no agency experience?

    Luckily i've dealt with selling/presenting to partners so in those instances i'm very confident though I will need to remember to focus my vocab to client speak.

    In your experience, when it comes to portfolio reviews what's the most important content or processes you expect to see/would like to see?

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  • Posted to We need to calm our technology down, in reply to Frédéric Audet , Jun 20, 2019

    my favorite is when marketing gets the green light to push important messages and ends up spamming users almost instantly with nonsense

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  • Posted to How to land an agency role?, in reply to Ashraf Ali , Jun 20, 2019

    Thanks for the insight :)

    I'm great at vocally selling but need to put a little more work into my design presentations to get them to that next level

    Feel free to hmu for pointers on getting product roles. I've also done the hiring of that role so I know from a company's perspective what they look for. Buzzwords, design processes etc.

    jbcreate - on almost all platforms, just google it and you'll find me lol

    0 points
  • Posted to How to land an agency role?, in reply to Du Hoang , Jun 20, 2019

    Ideally I want to work for an agency that builds more developed products than just landing pages and marketing material. When it comes to my expertise I think thats why i'd be hired but I'm sure a crap studio would lie to get me into the door just as well lol

    1 point
  • Posted to How to land an agency role?, Jun 20, 2019

    lol appreciate the response but don't think product work is all that much better. You spend months to years on features and projects that just end up getting trashed as your company pivots or loses funding. I've worked on more products than I can name, and all I have to show for it is my linkedin resume and a couple of US design patents.

    I understand the constant burn and aggressive nature of agencies but I feel at least with that mentality things will actually get built.

    Maybe I'm just jaded and need to find the right product for my next place but not being stuck to one product and the ability to flex all of my design skills seem like something worth looking into

    1 point
  • Posted to Calibra | Digital Wallet for Libra Cryptocurrency, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Jun 19, 2019

    agree with you on this, tired of having to scroll down this full page to have only read a paragraph. I get it, people are dumb but this is a currency and finance app so they probably want to keep the messaging simple but what good is simple if its boring or unimportant.

    I actually don't like the wave at all, the way the light purple sits only a few pixels above that indigo/purple just looks unfinished

    also, not sure if its the devs or design responsible for this but all the pill masked images have cropping issues

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  • Posted to We need to calm our technology down, Jun 19, 2019

    TLDR; people need to learn how to set their notification preferences. designers, make it easier to find. got it.

    2 points
  • Posted to UX deliverables with real project samples from Clay, Jun 06, 2019

    Not going to lie, I'm a little let down. I was fully expecting to see UX examples shaped out of clay lol. This is nice too

    7 points
  • Posted to Sketch introduces collaboration & versioning , in reply to Dexter W , Jun 06, 2019

    I can totally see your point, and maybe our team just isn't efficient but Abstract is only used by my design team and used for sharing with eachother and version history. From there we export to zeplin and hand off Zep links to the dev team.

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  • Posted to Sketch introduces collaboration & versioning , Jun 05, 2019

    Hopefully it has everything we need and my team can ditch Abstract. Slimming down to just sketch and zeplin would be amazing

    4 points
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