Introducing A New Blog

I’m very proud to announce that I’ve finally redesigned my long-dead personal site, and I’ll be blogging over there from now on.

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How to Build a Portrait with Dice (using Photoshop)

I recently found this very interesting post about building a portrait with dice while reading Hacker News. In it, Scott MacDonald explains how to code a script to generate a mosaic of dice from an image. Since I’m more of a designer than a coder, this got me wondering if I could achieve the same effect using only my trusted Photoshop…

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The Other Reason why Lorem Ipsum is Hurting Your Designs

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, one more post about how content is king and you should design with real copy and not fake text… Well guess what, my client hasn’t given me any copy to work with, but they still want me to produce something. What now?”

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How to Redesign

I’d like to talk about redesigns. Specifically, the unsolicited kind.

Unsolicited redesigns are when a designer takes it upon themselves to redesign a site for free without having been asked by the company. I recently did a quick Quora redesign myself, and it prompted me to explore this topic.

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My 3 Go-to Sites for Finding Designers

There are already a lot of articles on how to find a designer, including my own. But I thought it was time to revisit the topic, especially since a few interesting sites have recently popped up.

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Common Portfolio Mistakes (and how to fix them)

Over at the Folyo blog, I just wrote an article about the most common mistakes designers make when designing their own portfolios. I encourage you to read the full article, but here’s a quick run-down.

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Style vs No Style

I recently had an interesting exchange with Jin Yang, StackExchange’s (creators of StackOverflow) main designer. It all started from me tweeting out a link to my guide on how to pick a designer.

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How to Pick a Great Designer

A while back, I wrote a post on how to find a designer. Since then, I’ve created Folyo to help solve that problem.

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Introducing Folyo

I’m happy to introduce my newest personal project, Folyo

Folyo is a newsletter of curated job offers, sent to great designers all over the world. It costs $100 to submit a job offer, and if it’s accepted it will then be posted to the site and sent to designers in the next newsletter.

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Why Quora is in Trouble

Looking back just a few months ago, I used to think Quora was one of the most promising social networks I’d come across in a long time. The Q&A site had somehow succeeded in drafting very interesting members, which often made great contributions. I couldn’t understand some people’s skepticism, and was sure it would vanish if they gave the site its chance.

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