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David Klawitter

David Klawitter

Detroit Labs Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Nate W.

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  • Posted to Craft Sync, Nov 01, 2016

    This is a terrific feature. I've been a heavy user of the Dropbox sync and more recently the InVision Sync app, therefore automating the syncing process. There seem to be advantages and disadvantages to doing so. Has anyone here been an automated syncer that moved to manual syncing? For more control?

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  • Posted to Site Design: OTHER Studio, Oct 15, 2016

    Bizarre. I was in D'mongos a few hours ago and looked over to see that Grand Circus cover with Larry on it. Now here I am...

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  • Posted to InVision for JIRA, in reply to Stephen Olmstead , Oct 14, 2016

    Interesting. We fall into the second model and we're at a point where it feels like the third sounds cool, but might create too much management. But it has me thinking that someday it would be interesting to see multiple prototypes live under a Project and be tagged in such a way that prototypes could be easily distinguished by Epic.

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  • Posted to InVision for JIRA, in reply to Kristjan Gomboc , Oct 13, 2016

    This might sound like a silly question, but what do your prototype names look like, especially if spanning multiple projects.

    I have considered multiple prototypes for a single project in the past, but I think I was afraid of becoming disjointed and disorganized. Seeing you bring it up has me inspired O_O.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you track small and large design changes?, in reply to Misha Scholte , Oct 05, 2016

    After seeing your response and Nelson's it's clear to me that the answer to my question is quite simply to use JIRA, which isn't where we typically track design. There are a couple of reasons why, but they're probably just excuses to avoid using JIRA.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you track small and large design changes?, in reply to Nelson Taruc , Oct 05, 2016

    Thanks for responding Nelson. I feel foolish saying it now, but we don't typically track our design work in JIRA or similar (each project team determines what is best for them). We're in the services business, so each of our teams operate independently and to this point have only had a single designer. Processes and tools have differed between teams and it wasn't until this most recent project that this sort of workflow caused significant pain, hence the post. We can certainly do better there.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Brett Bergeron, Sep 18, 2016

    Looks great Brett!

    Question: Did This Also recently go by another name? I swear I've come across your site before and was inspired by it, but am scratching my head as to whether or not this was the name -- in any case, thanks for the reminder and keep up the great work.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What entitles somebody to be a "Senior Designer"?, Sep 14, 2016

    Putting together some expectations for different roles and tiers within those roles at Detroit Labs right now. A great source of inspiration (I had very little personal experience to draw on) was some stuff BuzzFeed shared, one of which was their updated version of their Design Team Roles, https://medium.com/buzzfeed-design/buzzfeed-product-design-roles-2-0-6fe445078a74#.wixnm3w0r and https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8HHMXe2LIj4V6SfnxXm-3FCDkZP0U7lLt9dvtjNrHk/edit?usp=sharing.

    What I like about their approach is that it's not only about growing as a designer (or whatever your discipline might be), but about being impactful in an expanding way outside of your own little bubble. So, in my opinion, a "Senior" designer not only has the abilities and experience that make them a great designer, but they show a drive to share those abilities and experiences with others to help their peers grow and to help the business evolve.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: It's Saturday! What fun side projects are you working on?, Sep 03, 2016

    I wish I had something, but I resorted to League of Legends.

    Would love to get to know and work with someone on something interesting!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who is hiring? (September 2016), Sep 03, 2016

    We're looking for 2 designers to join our team at Detroit Labs. We're primarily mobile, but have developed a recent need for a designer more at home in the web. As designers at Labs, we tend to have control of all things design related on our projects, from early strategy to UX and visual design, so we're looking for generalists with an interest in all areas of design.

    We work with clients like Jimmy John's, Bosch, GM, VW, and more.

    This would be on-site at our awesome office in Detroit, MI.

    If you're interested I'd love to talk more--dave at detroitlabs.com.

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