Be nice. Or else.
Joined about 4 years ago via an invitation from Namanyay G. Achal has invited Danish Mughal, Mikey Salazar, Scott Tsuchiyama, John Leschinski, Bruno Martins and 3 others, Joeri Deplus, Viraj Bindra, Lisa Vuong
Hi Wilson, I really admire the work you've done (thanks for Django!)
A couple of things - 1) How do you suggest I go about learning more about design? I study computer science at a top-5 school, but our design program isn't very good. I was looking to learn stuff by myself, but I don't know where to start.
2) If you could give a newbie product designer one piece of advice, what would it be?
Carnegie Mellon University and Rhode Island School of Design offer something close to what you're looking for. Not sure if the Savannah College of Art and Design does the same, but it's another decent design school.
Resize your browser window, and see what happens. :)
What about Chrome Element Inspector? :O
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Anything you build on your own for the first time, IMO. :)
...and that's why you should never sign on to do work for your relatives.
So, I had this uncle who wanted me to build him a website for a new business he was setting up, and I was more than happy to help. The money he said he'd pay me was no small amount, and especially since I was starting college the following fall, I thought I could use the pocket money. He didn't specify a concrete time-frame for the completion of the project. So I worked my butt off building a custom WordPress theme for him. Made all the assets, and worked on that thing for close to 2 months. One fine day, I tried to log in to the server we were developing the website on, and it didn't let me in. I tried calling my uncle, but he didn't pick up my phone, or respond to my emails. Two weeks or so later, I happened to google the company's name and their new website popped up in the search results. When I opened it, I realized that he'd hired someone else to complete the project, but had used all the stuff I had made the for the project, like the logo, the images and the WordPress theme. They hadn't changed anything! The next time I met my uncle at a family gathering, and asked him what had happened, he just shrugged it off and told me I was too slow.
From then on, things have gotten really awkward between us. I didn't get any money for the work I put in, but my work is still live for the world to see. :(