Head of Design. Former Googler. Opinions are mine, except for the ones I borrowed.
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Your resume is a portfolio piece

I do a lot of hiring. I probably see a dozen resumes a week and I’m constantly floored by the questionable design choices I see, especially coming from designers. Maybe it’s an attempt to stand out. Maybe it’s a lack of restraint. Maybe it’s inexperience with print design. Maybe they…

This little symbol’s hit the big time, but has it forgotten where it came from?

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What is this symbol? Does it mean “more”? Is it an “overflow indicator”? Maybe it’s a delicious counterpart to the hamburger icon so you call it “the kebab”. Regardless, if you’re reading this and you design software, there’s a fair chance one lives somewhere in one of your creations. …

The customer is always right.

The iPhone 4 shot from 3 angles
See that black line in the middle photo? If you touch it, you’re “holding it wrong”.

The iPhone is a beautiful device. Every version of it has been, but my favorite was the blocky, squared-off shape of the iPhone 4 (it’s widely speculated that the iPhone 12 will call back to that design when it arrives in October). Its stark, flat, black face, and metallic trimmed…

A bookmark manager “designed for creatives, built for coders”

From raindrop.io

Browser bookmarks are a hassle. They’re difficult to organize, impossible to navigate, and only available in one of your browsers.

Raindrop is a standalone bookmark manager —complete with its own native app desktop and mobile apps and extensions for every major browser — designed to do everything you expect from…

Jason Carlin

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