Pep Trias

New York Senior UX Designer Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Why would you want to work remote as a designer?, Jun 08, 2017

    Hey Kristjan, not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but I'd recommend reading/listening to this book/audiobook about remote work: https://www.amazon.com/Remote-Office-Required-Jason-Fried-ebook/dp/B00C0ALZ0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496929139&sr=8-2&keywords=remote+work

    There you'll find all the benefits and reasons why people are shifting from being ok with working in offices to preferring remote work.

    Cheers and good luck with the hirings!

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  • Posted to Site Design: Thoughts on my portfolio?, Sep 14, 2015

    I like the look & feel of it but I'd prefer to see your work first. If I like what I see, then I might be interested in knowing who you are and what you do.

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  • Posted to Advice needed on a very long-standing project that's going nowhere, Feb 17, 2015

    You need to limit the amount of feedback rounds you implement from the customer. You set a limit of 3. They want a fourth one? They will have to pay an extra cost for it that will add on top of what you already set to charge for the previous 3. You have your costs and resources and you need to charge for them just as they do with their own work.

    I’d suggest you have this conversation with them and explain the situation. Explain how you work, your costs and your expectations in terms of timing and project resolution. Set one more feedback round if you want, but make it clear it will be the last one. Be honest, kind and polite as you’ve been, and if they are a customer worth working for, they will understand you and help you put a deadline for the project to end and be delivered. If they don’t want to collaborate and want you to keep on working for free for them, then I would directly stop doing any other work for them as the last thing you want is to keep losing money.

    For your next project, make sure you put a limit to the feedback rounds and be as specific and descriptive as possible about how many of them will you implement after the Wireframes/Structure of the site has been approved by the customer. If you don’t define those terms in the contract or at the beginning of the project, they will take advantage of that and will try to make changes ad infinitum because there is nothing specified or no limitations for them to be aware of.

    Hope this helps and don’t let anyone else do this to you again!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Has anyone been able to get Sketch Mirror to work consistently over wifi?, in reply to Matt Sisto , Dec 26, 2014

    You can also try with Skala Preview's option of sending whatever you have on the clipboard. I just cmd + c on the Sketch artboard I want to mirror and it shows up on the device. It's slower but I find it more reliable. Thanks for the Duet link, will definitely give it a try!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Has anyone been able to get Sketch Mirror to work consistently over wifi?, Dec 18, 2014

    I can't either and it's frustrating and annoying. I'd also get the same connection problems with Skala Preview when I used Photoshop, so the story hasn't changed much. Maybe it gets a bit better with Sketch + Sketch Mirror but not a big difference. I've also been waiting for a solution to mirror designs on Android but still not there...

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Software for UI Animation, Oct 21, 2014

    I find Keynote fast and effective for prototyping quick animations to communicate motion ideas to developers or clients.

    In regards to After Effects, you can do whatever you want and get supersmooth results, but it often ends up taking more work and time.

    I often find Keynote being to After Effects what Sketch is to Photoshop.

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  • Posted to Hamburger menu icons: should they be on the left or right?, Jul 17, 2014

    Putting it on the right indeed allows you to save the left corner for the back button, but at the same time it will steal a very important spot that you could use to place other important options, e.g., edit or filter buttons.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you do anything to combat bad posture?, Jul 08, 2014

    Pilates.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your Personality Type?, Jul 03, 2014

    INFJ

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