Just six seconds. This is what is considered the time it takes to recruiters to look at curriculum vitae. Luckily, our hiring team spends far more time evaluating the candidates we get, not just because designers also have a portfolio to present, but also because we want to be sure to hire the best. This … Continue reading A more in-depth look at designers’ portfolios
Several months ago, after having just read a debate among designers about design software, I jumped on Twitter to vent a bit: Necessary things in design that don't actually matter: 1. Tools and software. 2. Visual polish. 3. Opinions of anyone other than your users. — Mike Shelton (@themikeshelton) August 9, 2017 It was a … Continue reading Find the right tools for you
One of the things I love about my job, is that it sits at an intersection of product design and front-end development. This means I get to practise both, and my job is always interesting. Although I'm both a designer and front-end developer, my toolset is fairly small, and many of the apps are universally useful … Continue reading Theme Wrangler’s Toolset
Star date -304979.5527650938. Space designers are landing on planets, exploring, meeting inhabitants and charting the resources. What do space designers carry in their backpacks? What are the essentials to get the job done that you need when traversing the design universe? The planets? Within Automattic a lot of work is going on right now to … Continue reading What is in a space designers toolkit?
The following post is a collection of tools that I use as to support my work as a digital designer at Automattic on the VIP Platform team. I tend to favour fewer tools, less software, less clutter. I like to think that it helps to stop the spread of information across platforms, products and software … Continue reading If all you have is a hammer…