13 Gift Ideas for Designers + Artists

Whether quirky or minimalistic, playful or practical, these gifts suggestions will make shopping easier this season 1. Mini speckled ceramic pitchers for all your coffee and tea. On Etsy for $11.00 2. A whimsical coin purse, fresh from the ocean. From Don Fisher for €21 3. Get closer to nature with this Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Plant Growing Kit From the MoMA store for… Continue reading 13 Gift Ideas for Designers + Artists

User Experience

The Difference Between UI vs. User Goals

UI is about the series of screens, pages, and visual elements—like buttons and icons—that enable a person to interact with a product or service. It can be about details like color, line weight, buttons and micro-interactions on a device. User goals are about end to end flows, motivations and journeys. Its about creating a solution… Continue reading The Difference Between UI vs. User Goals


Conference Call Checklist

Before you start a conference call, run down this checklist: 1. Is this an audio call or video call? 2. How many people are in this call? Are they are all absolutely necessary to include? Conference calls get exponentially more confusing. Not everyone gets a chance to talk and with every added participant, it's more… Continue reading Conference Call Checklist


Urgent vs. Important

The single best piece of advice for time management is the concept of defining what is urgent vs. important. Time is a scarce resource. In economics, there's the key concept of Opportunity cost: a benefit missed when an investor, individual or business chooses one alternative over another. There's a similar effect when we mismanage our time.… Continue reading Urgent vs. Important


Advice for UX Designers

As a design student, I didn't realize this, but there's a lot of companies out there and opportunities that might be right for you are not going to be well known. You have to seek them out. That's why you always hear about "networking". It's not knowing a lot of people, but the awareness of… Continue reading Advice for UX Designers


Top 5 Web Design Trends for 2018

1. Animation as Narration Motion and animation as a fully integrated part of the storytelling experience. Expect more scroll triggered animations, stunning transitions and quirky loading indicators. Credit: Weima Credit: Hello Monday — Bear’s-Eye View of Yellowstone 2. Expressive Typography Whether its a big and bold geometric font, a classy serif or minimalist monospace, keep a look out… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Trends for 2018


3 Trends in Digital Transformation

1. The Pace of Technology Adoption is Increasing Pew Research Center, the US research group, defines millennials as the 73m Americans aged between 22 and 37, who will next year overtake boomers in number. In terms of technology adoption/usage, it is millennials’ rapid adoption habits that have created opportunities for large scale success. Compare the… Continue reading 3 Trends in Digital Transformation