Cameron Giles

Cameron Giles

Freelance Joined over 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Reddit’s crappy ultimatum to remote workers and offices, in reply to Kyle Conrad , Oct 04, 2014

    Sam A. characterized it as very generous

    1 point
  • Posted to Reddit’s crappy ultimatum to remote workers and offices, in reply to Anders Schmidt Hansen , Oct 04, 2014

    highly skeptical is hardly how I'd characterize his statements in lecture 2. he was referring to early stage startups. when early stage startups can change at any moment, it makes sense that he's skeptical of them in that context.

    0 points
  • Posted to Adaptive Path becomes the in-house design team of Capital One, Oct 03, 2014

    Significant, but the I don't think this type of design acquisition will become a little more common pretty soon

    1 point
  • Posted to H&FJ have settled their lawsuit, in reply to Sacha Greif , Sep 30, 2014

    Now that you mention it, I agree. Is it just me, or is type almost a fetishized aspect of the design community, but still second fiddle?

    How did the type community react?

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask HN: Developer would appreciate business card design critique, Sep 26, 2014

    The concept has been done. And as a designer, I'd be lukewarm seeing a card like this.

    With business cards, it's probably better to be obvious than clever.

    3 points
  • Posted to Voice interfaces—Dustin Curtis, in reply to C___ F_____ , Sep 17, 2014

    IIRC he left college or something (so I guess you can call that a 'dropout') to pursue design.

    Had some interesting things. Had a bunch of good articles hosted at his namesake domain (some people called the format a 'blogazine'). He also created a web app that allowed you to create a timeline of your life that he sold. That was probably around 3 or 4 years ago.

    Prior to Svbtle, I believe he was a YC alum already -- but I'm not sure what company. And if so, I think it makes a lot of sense. A designer with a well crafted persona, with some great work (up at the time) and clearly some great connections in the tech world (see: some of his articles, the Justin Bieber tweet, etc). A quick Google tells me Shyp is one of his customers.

    It's likely he's a designer with a fair bit of work under his belt who has gotten a lot of work based on word of mouth and friendships in the valley.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design:, Sep 10, 2014

    Found this tweet pretty funny:

    Am I missing something special Dribbble did with their nav that Apple duplicated?

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  • Posted to Show DN: Heist—New design firm bringing startup design to the enterprise, Aug 11, 2014

    Toronto representin'

    3 points
  • Posted to Fiverr's message that even $100 is too much for custom logo work, in reply to Dom D , Aug 04, 2014

    You're not a story teller

    Really, I think this sort of thinking is great and can ultimately produce great works, but I feel like all this story telling shit is really just for designers -- where's the value if it doesn't communicate it to the lay person?

    0 points
  • Posted to Google, Roboto and Design PR, in reply to Sacha Greif , Jul 22, 2014

    Right - you didn't say he was attacking the designer.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with design being presented as amazing - as long as its within reason. I think it's the context of how its been reported, who's reporting it and how it's been reporting it that makes it so interesting.

    I took a look at the New Yorker post really quickly and the tag in the breadcrumby thing was "Type Talk" -- the only post in its category. When you consider the content within the context of Google's significant efforts to push design (and the media attention) I think its fair to comment on how the PR wheels have been moving.

    I personally think posts like these can do damage to the profession, but I think whether you see it as a net negative or positive is a difference of opinion. Ultimately, I think Khoi wasn't intending to be cynical. It seemed like he respected it. He just presented a data point that he felt illustrated Google's PR moves. A good reminder in my mind.

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