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Brandon Zell

Brandon Zell

Web/UI Designer Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Pentagram Case Study on the Slack Rebrand, in reply to John P , Jan 21, 2019

    Actually, I have no idea who Louie or Linus are. I just thought these were both better than Slack's new logo. I mean, at least these keep the hash sign and the rotation. The new logo is much more of a departure from their old one.

    0 points
  • Posted to Pentagram Case Study on the Slack Rebrand, in reply to Sven Loskill , Jan 17, 2019

    Thanks for this. He links to a twitter post by Louie who actually made a decent version:

    Louie's Slack logo


    Then Linus presented a great version too!

    Linus' Slack logo

    4 points
  • Posted to How much does a website cost in 2019?, in reply to Moe Amaya , Jan 04, 2019

    Alright, that makes more sense. Thanks for chiming in.

    0 points
  • Posted to How much does a website cost in 2019?, in reply to Andrew Hersh , Jan 04, 2019

    Ha, yeah, I get that a studio in San Francisco would charge a higher price, but asking the client to supply mockups? Not setting up a CMS? Not migrating content? And No prior client work experience? Those seem like made up options to justify having three price points for each question.

    4 points
  • Posted to How much does a website cost in 2019?, in reply to Scott Thomas , Jan 04, 2019

    It doesn't go into size of the migration either. Depending on the client, you could have 10 pages, or 10,000 pages (and even then, the amount of content on each page could vary substantially).

    2 points
  • Posted to How much does a website cost in 2019?, Jan 04, 2019

    So for $6,700:

    • The client has to provide the first website mockups

    • A website that requires an internal developer (guessing that means no CMS)

    • No migration of text or images from old website

    • And this is the designer's first client website (i.e. no experience)

    The design for this tool is great. Nice and clean, great hierarchy. But the calculations and options... They don't seem realistic to me. Anyone else? From your experiences are these accurate?

    11 points
  • Posted to Black Friday deals for designer tools., Nov 23, 2018

    50% off Sip - Color picker for Mac

    25% off Elementor - Wordpress page builder

    0 points
  • Posted to Minimal HTML & CSS Resume for Devs and Designers, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Nov 19, 2018

    A freebie template resume could indicate an inexperienced designer, but if their listed experience and portfolio say otherwise, then there shouldn't be an issue, right?

    And if you're not hiring a developer for their design skills, seems like using a freebie template should be acceptable.

    3 points
  • Posted to Design Portfolio Bingo, Oct 26, 2018

    Hey, it all depends on what jobs your apply for, right!

    1 point
  • Posted to Design Portfolio Bingo, Oct 26, 2018

    Ok, I hear ya. I think some people add them purposefully for that splash of color and fun in the midst of their minimal design, but sure, there are some that probably add it more thoughtlessly simply because it's a fad.

    Haha, my tabs are almost always this small, and usually smaller, but I understand that's probably not true for most of your site visitors. I like the one flame on the homepage and multiple flames on project pages. Wish I had the tab space to appreciate it!

    Kudos on coding your site. Looks nice.

    2 points
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