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this is really cool! Is there a GitHub repo I can star to remember this?
Interesting. My buddy Charlie and I have been talking about something similar. I think if you have a good main business, just buying side projects in a relevant or adjacent space, then pointing the traffic to your main gig might work out to a lower CAC than buying ads.
Not saying that’s what this is, but def worth exploring.
Oh yeah. Sick design ;)
Thanks for the super thoughtful response! _^ I agree with the points that you've made. There's indeed often a way for design to navigate the org in a way that puts it on a more equal footing with other disciplines.
I guess I was reacting more to the unrealized excitement from the period of Apple's re-ascendency, when it felt like design as on its way to become a dominant organizational priority everywhere.
That obviously didn't happen, and for good reason—design isn't the first priority at many orgs. So for me, it's not that designer are not willing to take the seat offered in 2018, but rather that it's been taken but also turns out that the seat can sometimes be at a far corner of the table in some orgs.
Hey Pablo, could you explain the 2018 panel? I'm not sure I have the same read you do on the state of designers having a seat at the table.
This is personal experience, but I don't think I know a lot of designers reluctant to participate in company decisions. If anything, it seems that this is the year of our industry reckoning with what it means to have a seat at the table:
If anything, I don't know if we ever sat at this proverbial table. If you look at the upper stratum of most large orgs, you'll find very few design people there. Seems like most of the time, we are subsumed under PM, marketing or eng.
Hey DN, here at OM Studio, we often get first-time clients and startups who aren't sure who to hire for their design needs so we wrote a short guide clarifying some of the differences between different kinds of agencies and freelancers.
I'd love to hear your experience. When freelancing, how do you set yourself apart from studios/agencies? If you're an agency, how do you stand out from freelancers?
Looking good! Thanks for featuring goodweb.design!
I use scrollmagic. Very powerful. Not sure how it compares to other stuff, but it was fairly easy to pick up.
Illustrations and animation look dope. What happened to the wavy arm on this dude?
Grew up in china. Definitely saw a lot of these patterns. For a long time, I hated these color palettes because of their association with the poor quality products my grand parents used to own.
I've since come around. With distance, I've now come to associate these with a nice part of my childhood. I wish more brands would take advantage of this nostalgia.
I'm actually a little sad that none of the original branding was carried through. It was one of the few warm-colored tech websites out there, and fit perfectly with the tone of the site.
For me it was a perfect place for people who like gadgets more for the benefits they bring to their life, and less for the tech itself.
This new design is too on trend and masculine. Almost like engadget.
Also, the bold Serif is kinda hard to scan.
Overall, very well executed, but misses the point a little
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