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Advice for New Designers 2019

I am hiring 4 designers this year, approximately 1 per quarter. Therefore, I’ve been reviewing dozens of portfolios. I spend a little more time than average on them, because when I was looking for new jobs, I hoped hiring managers gave my work more than a cursory glance. Unfortunately, most design websites are fairly poor. […]

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Personality Test 2019

I am recruiting new product designers these days and one candidate put her personality tests on her About page. I saw the test and (on a whim) decided to fill out the form. It just takes 5 minutes or so. Here are my results: The Architect INTJ, -A/-T The text is generally accurate. Some highlights […]

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How Hollywood has Trained us to be Bad People

Hollywood sells drama. They do not give it away and they are not a charity. They sell a product in the form of movies and TV shows that can either get direct payment in a theater or indirect payment through advertising or subscription. They are a business, plain and simple. So to maximize their profit, […]

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Slack’s New Logo (YP vs MP)

I hate the be such a Negative Nancy, A Debbie Downer, or A Bummer Brian. However, this new logo really rubs me the wrong way. Not for aesthetic reasons exactly. Let me explain. First look at the change: The new version lacks the personality and love that I have associated with Slack for several years. […]

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Asus MX34VQ 34″ UQHD Monitor and Scaling

I was using a LG 34UM68-P ultra wide monitor, but I was having some trouble seeing the edges of the screen. They literally were so far away that they turned blurry to my old eyes. Previously, I had been using a LG 34UC80-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor and I really appreciate the […]

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2019 Predictions

Generally, I like to write these down so I have a record of predictions made. Here we go, 2019 will see the following occur: (in no order) Trump will not be impeached. There will not be enough support from Republicans and Democrats will fear a backlash. However, his foundation and businesses will get a lot […]

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Holiday Electronics Reviews 2018

I upgraded many of my electronics this holiday season. It’s only been a few days, but here are my initial reactions. iPad Pro 2018 I use my iPad for games, movies, light email, and reading news. I don’t want to draw with it or use it as a laptop replacement. It’s basically a big version […]