Richard Ballermann

Richard Ballermann

Graphic Designer Joined over 4 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • Posted to Modalz Modalz Modalz — We use too many damn modals, in reply to Jorge De Sousa , Oct 18, 2018

    Yep. There are a lot of great points here, but not much to be learned. The amount of time invested into designing the page is unfortunate, could have spent way less gathering examples and posting a basic article on Medium.

    0 points
  • Posted to Paul Macgregor - Works, in reply to Paul Macgregor , Oct 12, 2018

    I think it's a pretty cool detail. A simple 0.2-0.5s fade-in on the pink would probably help smooth out the jarring flash when you introduce it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Semplice logo redesign, in reply to Yasen Dimov , Aug 03, 2018

    I completely agree. I've always scratched my head when I see this logo.

    The brand is visually striking but nothing about the logo seems to connect with the concept. Easy enough to make the connection that "Semplice" = "simple", I don't understand why they opted for a logo that completely fails to support the product or the concept.

    The new version is undeniably cleaner; conceptually its nowheresville.

    3 points
  • Posted to Dropbox Bizarre Empty State Illustration, Oct 27, 2017

    At first, I absolutely hated these. Almost wrote a strongly worded email in disgust. And now, after a week of seeing these goofy empty states ... my god, I think I like them.

    2 points
  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, Jun 13, 2017

    Definitely an interesting idea, but if I put myself in the candidates position I can't help but think I'd be put off by an employer asking me interview questions over a text message conversation.

    Not sure how an employer could get a good read on somebody this way, not to mention the pain in the ass of candidates needing to type out responses on their phone.

    Honestly, it just feels a bit lazy.

    1 point
  • Posted to high5bro, in reply to Keni Teh , May 18, 2017

    Same, kind of crazy to look at. Link to their dribbble:

    0 points
  • Posted to Blunt. As Fuck., in reply to A Paul , Apr 26, 2017

    Sometimes you have to go too far before you realize it's best not to.

    3 points
  • Posted to Freelance Architect. Beautiful portfolio, Apr 24, 2017

    Nice and simple is how I would describe it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Are design articles ruining your product?, Apr 20, 2017

    I had the same urge to write something like this after reading the Invision blog the other day. I couldn't believe that the author (or someone proofreading) didn't recognize that the problem being described had nothing to do with personas but that those who created them openly admitted "we made them up". I'm all for opposing points of view but this was one of the more ignorant things I've ever read.

    I don't think we realize the gravity of the internet being used as a platform to spread our ideas far and wide. It can have some really powerful and not always positive consequences when opinions can be thrown out across the world in an instant.

    1 point
  • Posted to Portfolio Redesign — Michell Niemistö, digital designer in Stockholm, in reply to Michell Niemistö , Apr 10, 2017

    It's all great looking stuff, but VERY short on details, and you show just a handful of visual examples.

    You could benefit to expand a bit more on what was involved in the design/dev process.

    1 point
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