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You got this.

You got this.

I’M LEARNING new tech and it’s hard. Maybe you’re in the same boat. Through the rosy lens of memory, learning HTML and Photoshop back in the day was a breeze.  It wasn’t, really. And CSS, when it came along in 1996, was even tougher to grasp—in part because it was...

Figma for Sketch users

Figma for Sketch users

You may have heard of Figma recently. It’s a web-app (with a hybrid-native version) that aims to solve the same problem Sketch solves: make it easy and fast to design and prototype software. When two apps solve the same problem, why would you want to learn to...

Designer Journeys 🗺️

Designer Journeys 🗺️

“Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” ~Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I interview a lot of designers in the course of any given week. Less than half have taken the usual path to becoming a designer. Most...

Pablo Honey Senior Design Director at Automattic. Previously Red Antler, R/GA, DoubleYou. pablohoney.co

Code is easy. Ego is a challenge.

Code is easy. Ego is a challenge.

I enjoy the Tim Ferriss podcast, where he interviews top performers in all fields. I find that success leaves clues and even though I may not have much in common with Neil Gaiman or Arnold Schwarzenegger, I sometimes stumble upon a nugget that transforms my map of the...

Q&A with Dave Martin

Q&A with Dave Martin

Dave Martin is one of the world’s most experienced distributed designers and design leaders. I first found out about Dave’s work by reading one of his old blog posts where he described the challenges when hiring for an all-distributed design team. Dave...

Designing Design Leadership

Designing Design Leadership

I don’t have a formal design background. I had to learn everything the hard way through the usual methods. Diving into, or letting myself get thrown into, the deep end of the pool. Working hard to learn as much as I could whenever I could. Asking lots of questions....

Changing your own oil

Changing your own oil

I learned how to change the oil in my car before I could drive. Twenty years later, I still change it myself. Sure, I could have someone else do it in the same amount of time for the same amount of money, but I think its important to get under the hood yourself. I...

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