Patrik Arvidson

Sweden UX/UI Designer Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to The Mac Pro icon in the Apple store is a mess, in reply to Weston Vierregger , Jun 07, 2019

    Sure. Visitors and non-designers in general might not notice at all. But in the end, things like this says a lot about you as a designer.

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  • Posted to Got my first client. What now?, in reply to Esther Schindler , Sep 23, 2017

    +1 on this. I've been through several projects where a solid agreement wasn't written out and every single time it has come back to bite me in the ass one way or another. On top of that there's not an issue to add on more work, but you have to define a clear line of what's included and what's not, and that they will need to pay more for what's not included.

    I usually aim towards getting paid on a monthly basis, but I realize that it's different in Sweden than other countries.

    And as someone else wrote here, I'd also recommend communicating with the client often and to keep them in the loop. It's a bad thing if they ask for a project update if the reason is lack of communication on your part.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: A book a month challenge - suggestions?, in reply to Ansh Deb , Jan 04, 2016

    The organisation, or collective, I'm part of actually classes Linchpin as a must-read essential book (together with 7 Habits by Stephen R. Covey). Much of what we do were built around it and in the competitive world we live in, it's a great book to read a few times.

    About Gary, the concept may look high level, but it's actually very very simple. If you feel you should ease into the book then you might want to look at his youtube channel (google, it's easy to find). It's great stuff really. He gives so much back to the people that I'd buy the book just to support him. Fantastic guy.

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  • Posted to Apple: Start Something New, Jan 04, 2016

    It may work technically, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea. I think that's what he means.

    And as other people pointed out, finding something specifically takes time and is non-intuitive together with the way navigation works. But clever idea nonetheless.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: A book a month challenge - suggestions?, Jan 03, 2016

    I would really recommend reading Linchpin by Seth Godin, and anything written by Gary Vaynerchuck, even though both of them aren't specifically written about design. But about business, yes. Definitely.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you use a Wordpress framework?, Jun 08, 2014

    I’m generally not designing much for Wordpress anymore and the few times I am, we usually outsource the development part. But back in the days I used to use a theme called Bones. As with most other things I end up removing what I didn’t want (which, sadly, included the grid system - been using gridset for everything). I can imagine, however, that for rapid development Bones would do you a lot of favors.

    You can find more information about it here - http://themble.com/bones/

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