How To Make Your Productivity Systems More Efficient
Why You Should Schedule Time For Creativity
Life Contexts - Cues To Differentiate Between Work And Home
How To Write Effective Error Messages
The Creator’s Philosophy - Create Once Use Many Times
9 Apps I Use Daily As A Creator
Build A Landing Page In 7 Steps
6 Things Pokémon Cards Will Teach You About Design
What you can learn from Pokémon cards that will make you a better designer
Creative Constraints Are Good For You
How To Improve The Usability Of Password Fields
10 Ways I Use Figma As A Creator.
4 Tactics To Promote Yourself As A Web Designer.
Learn from my mistakes and become a successful web designer
How to never run out of ideas as a designer.
Never be stuck for an original idea again with this system.
Be Consistent - That Is Your One Thing
I’ve gathered together every single tool and resource I’ve mentioned across all editions of my newsletter and created a Notion Database to store them all.
This book is about design + productivity, my two favorite things. In it, I share with you everything I’ve learned as a productive designer over the last 10 years. From design concepts to productivity tips and advice, you’ll learn everything you need to improve your designs and work more effectively.
A few lessons in form design, Coolors, CopyPalette, 2 design tips, a walkthrough of my Obsidian setup
Atomic Design, LottieFiles, GoodBrief, 2 Design Tips, A Simple But Effective Way To Learn Every Day
8 Examples of great mobile modals, Color Hunt, Kerntype, 2 design tips, 5 Ways For A UI Designer To Come Up With Ideas
Label your icons, Typescale, Unsplash, 2 design tips, UI design patterns - character limits
Character limits are used on text fields to indicate the maximum amount of characters that can be entered into that field. These components are important as they provide immediate feedback to the user when they fill in a form.
Context Switching: Why It’s So Hard to Avoid & How to Prevent It Anyway, Colors and Fonts, Open Color, 2 Design Tips, Establishing A Shut Down Routine For Maximum Clarity
Password fields are a necessity if you’re designing a login or sign-up form for your application. As common as these types of fields are, they can be frustrating to interact with when poorly designed.
User Intent Affects Filter Design, UI/UX Learning Resources, Random Color Cycler, 2 Design Tips, How To Never Be Bored Again
Why You Should Write, Remove BG, User Inyerface, 2 Design Tips, Design A Website From Scratch In 7 Steps
Designing an entire website can seem like a big challenge. You need to think about all the pages, the content on each page, how it’ll be designed, what colors to use; the list is pretty long.
Building a Creativity Inbox, Radix UI, Empty States, 2 UI/UX Design Tips, Mind Maps
Avoid The Urgency Trap With The Eisenhower Matrix, NNGroup, Design Principles, 2 UI/UX Design Tips
The difference between note-taking and note-making, 98.css, extractCSS, 2 UI/UX Design Tips, Understanding The 30 Seconds Of Code Website
The humanual, impossible checkbox, iPod.js, 2 UI/UX tips, understanding the Software Ideas landing page
Centered and full-justified text, Usability.gov, GetTerms, 2 UI/UX Tips, Understanding The Notion PM Landing Page
Confirmation Bias, Carrd, A List Apart, 2 UI/UX Design Tips, Understanding The Game Thinking Landing Page
As a UI Designer, you are essentially paid for your ideas. They are your greatest source of value.
Mental Models For Search, Pomofocus, Frontend Mentor, 2 UI/UX Design Tips, Understanding the 100 Days of No Code landing page
Design guidelines for complex apps, Twitter card validator, Wappalyzer, using testimonials, clean landing pages, understanding the NotionMetrics landing page.
6 Principles to make your ideas stick, Canva, Gradientify SVG Icons, better hero design, how Screenshot.Rocks works
Design User-Friendly Error Messages, CoolHue, Screenshot Rocks, Use Google Fonts, Review designs at different screen sizes, How CoolHue 2.0 Anticipates Its Audience’s Needs
A framework to make design decisions, Laws of UX, DrawKit, 404 pages, button hovers, how DrawKit’s landing page builds trust
Methods to Get Smarter at Visual/UI Design, Color Contrast Checker, Product Mockup Templates, Buy Me A Coffee
Paradox Of The Active User, Color Contrast, Poor Font Choice
Picking Fonts, Creating Color Palettes, Areas Designers Should Focus On
Any well-designed application should have good error messages. When I say good error messages I’m not talking about a message like “Critical Error x-299498sdkfjh”. Let’s face it, that helps no one.
This Dashboard, built in Notion, will help you to organize the visuals you create each day if you follow a daily visual challenge or something similar.
This social media kit is a useful quickstart for anyone looking to build a presence on social media.
Hooked by Nir Eyal outlines The Hook Model, a methodology for building habit forming products that improve a user’s life in some way.
I recently revised the way I use Todoist to manage my work-related tasks as a UI Designer at the company where I work.
Don’t Make Me Think was a transformative reading experience for me. It boils down a lot of complex and indepth usability research and best practices into easy to understand advice with examples.
I recently had to do some research to figure out how to properly handle disabled fields and buttons (I’m collectively calling them components). This design pattern is quite often used across my designs so I wanted to be sure I was implementing it correctly.
Reading The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry really opened my eyes to the fun and creativity that can be found in the world of designers and creators. As a UI designer, I now have a renewed motivation to continue to improve my craft and to create new things.
I recently did some research into the best practices for designing modals on mobile devices. This is something we are looking to implement across our mobile apps at my job so I needed some help in understanding how these types of components work and how they’re supposed to be used.
Running a sprint is an excellent way to test out a solution to a problem without sinking lots of time and money into it.
As a UI designer at the company where I work, I am often tasked with creating new designs for complex systems that manage a lot of data.
In today’s day and age, people are constantly changing jobs as well as changing careers. Gone are the days when we simply had one career and one job until retirement.