For me, reading is never the end goal. I read to learn, to change, to write, and to create. Reading is necessary, but is just a step in the whole creative growing process. I don’t want to read 100 books just so that I can tell people at the end of the year that I read 100 books. Why is that an accomplishment by itself? Continue reading
Menus are so important that you can find them in every site or app you encounter, but not all menus are created equally. Too often we face problems with menus — part of menus are confusing, difficult to manipulate, or simply hard to find. Continue reading
Creating successful products relies on a fundamental skill all good English majors possess: the ability come up with an airtight thesis. Continue reading
People want to do one thing at a time, and they want to be guided through the flow as opposed to being prompted with multiple decision points at every step. Continue reading
Getting used to adapting best practices might make you believe that Google / Facebook / Instagram / [your favorite app here] is always right, their design goals are the same as yours and you fail to question them. Here are a few patterns that are (or used to be) considered best practices and yet might not be as good as you’d think at first sight.
I’ve taken some of what I learned there and tried to repurpose some of those techniques in the illustrative world to capture narrative tones and to define unique color palettes that work as an ensemble. Continue reading